Dalat Images 20 images Created 14 Mar 2009
The French doctor Alexandre Yersin discovered Dalat in 1893, developing it into a hillside retreat for the French colonists sweltering in the lowlands. Little did he know that one day it would become one of the most beloved cities of Vietnam. Dalat has many villas built by French officials during the early part of the 20th century, many restored to original, as well as more modern Vietnamese renditions of villas for weekend retreats from Saigon. Dalat is also known for its quirky atmosphere, being favored colony for Vietnamese bohemians and artists.