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Located in the heart of Da Lat city, Xuan Huong Lake is the place attracting numerous tourists and couples by its graceful and poetic beauty.
|Dreamy Xuan Huong Lake in sunsets.|
Witnessing many ups and downs in the history of Da Lat, Xuan Huong Lake – the heart of Da Lat city – was previously a swamp of lac grass which was used to wave mat and the rice fields of the Lach tribe, who lived along the Da Lach stream – now known as Camly spring.
In the process of building the city of Da Lat, in 1919, the stream was stopped by French and Vietnamese engineers to build a dam from Thuy Ta restaurant to the intersection of Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, Nguyen Thai Hoc and Dinh Tien Hoang, creating a beautiful artificial lake. At that time, the lake had a French name as Grand Lac (Big Lake) but later in 1953 it was renamed as Xuan Huong Lake.
|The mirror of the sky. Photo: Lam Linh.|
Xuan Huong Lake has a circumference of more than 5 km, covering the area of up to 38 hectares. Wide sidewalks are built around the lake with willow and apricot cherry blossoms in spring.
All roads around Da Lat lead to Xuan Huong Lake. Around the lake are the road to the old railway station of Da Lat, the road to the famous church of Con Ga (Chicken) or to the Bao Dai Palace and the bustling Da Lat Market.
The city flower garden with lots of beautiful flowers is also on the road along the lake. This is also the road for cyclists. It takes them over one hour to pedal around the lake.
|The “heart” of the resort city|
Xuan Huong Lek is the meeting place of the city of flowers. There are many hotels and cafes with romantic views to the idyllic lake. On the sunny days, the lake is a flat mirror reflecting the blue sky, with gentle ripples. On rainy days, the lake water is in red color. In the early morning, Xuan Huong Lake is covered by clouds, creating unreal scenes. At night, the lake is covered with surreal smoke. From high above, amid the green of trees is gentle Xuan Huong Lake reflecting the clouds and the sky.
Everyone who visits Da Lat drops at the Xuan Huong Lake, which is not only a splendid landscape but also a very poetic place. The Lake is the meeting point of the city’s lovers, the romantic place for taking wedding photographs and the scene witnessing many romantic love affairs.
Along with the pine forest, the Love Valley, Xuan Huong Lake brings poets with endless inspiration.