Discovered as a resort for French officers in the early 1900s, Da Lat is like a mini-sized Europe where people come to find their inner peace. However, that is only a facet of the city as Da Lat at night could be both vibrant and tranquil simultaneously. Read on to see our ultimate list of top things to do in Da Lat at night.
Have a Food Tour around the Hell Market (Da Lat Night Market)
When the sun goes down and the lights go up, it is when numerous Da Lat dwellers and visitors gather at the prominent Hell Market. Despite its distinctive name, the place has no connection with the afterlife world. In fact, this is a street food heaven with famous snacks such as Banh Trang Nuong (Vietnamese pizza), grilled sweet potatoes, skewers, crab soup, etc. In case you’re not fond of these savory dishes, simply choose a soya milk stall, take a seat, and enjoy your drink while watching the flow of people.
Address: Hoa Binh Area, Ward 1
Opening hours: 6 PM – 3 AM the next day
- Ask or check the price on the menu before ordering. Some vendors might take advantage of you to give an exorbitant price.
- Keep an eye on your belongings. The market is super crowded.
- Some groups wearing funny costumes may invite you to take pictures with them and then charge you for it without informing you about the price beforehand. We’d recommend avoiding this service.
The night market is always packed with people
These stalls offer you a wide variety of skewers, from expensive ones like seafood or beef to low-priced options like fishballs or quail eggs
Grabbing Banh Trang Nuong is a must for anyone staying Da Lat at night
Soya Milk is a welcoming treat to enjoy in Da Lat’s chilly weather at night. You can either enjoy this beverage in the market or take a 600-meter walk to Hoa Sua Store
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Seek Second-hand Items at Da Lat Old Market
For a more local experience, pay a visit to the Da Lat Old Market where you will see locals rummaging a plethora of used items. If you are a vintage fan who is willing to immerse in a crowd, why not try seeking some second-hand outfits? Da Lat is home to quality crochet and knitted items and winter clothing.
Address: The junction of Hoa Binh Area and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward 1
Opening hours: 5 PM – 9 PM
- Ask locals to show you the direction to the market.
- Check the quality of every item carefully. Use your smartphone’s flashlight if necessary.
- Always bargain before buying. The final price should be half or third of the original price.
- Be careful with your belongings. There might be pickpockets in the crowd.
Chill at a Bar/Pub
The chilly air of Da Lat at night may urge you to grab a drink. Unlike Saigon, the city has yet to offer top-notch sky bars and dance clubs, but it provides you with cozy bars/pubs where you can have small talks while sipping a glass of cocktail.
Heyla Cocktail Bar
Going with a group of friends? Heyla is where you should head to! With various games, including dart, billiard, and table soccer, Heyla has what it takes to make your night unforgettable.
Address: 10 Tan Da, Ward 6
Opening hours: 5 PM – 12 AM
The urban vibe at Heyla
Tranquil and aesthetic – that’s how we describe Fox’s Den. Hidden behind an avocado tree, the bar is a serene oasis for those looking for a retreat after tirelessly working. As the menu is written in English, you will have no problems ordering your favorite drink.
Address: 56 Tang Bat Ho Street, Ward 1
Opening hours: 6 PM -12 AM
Fox’s Den also serves sides dishes like French fries and smoked cheese
The Escape Bar
From 9 PM to midnight every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you can enjoy live music at this 1970s-style bar. The genre is diverse, varying from country and blues to rock ‘n’ roll and reggae. Most of the time, the band covers immortal English songs like Lemon Tree (Fool’s Garden), Mercy (Duffy), Careless Whisper (George Michael), etc.
Address: Golf Valley Hotel 94 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Ward 1
Opening hours: 10 AM – 11:45 PM
Want to be a part of the show? You can sign up for a song and sing it to your heart’s content
Promenade around Xuan Huong Lake
The heart of Da Lat – Xuan Huong Lake – is poetic in the daytime and miraculous in the nighttime! When the lights reflect on the lake surface, the scene is like stars sparkling in the mysterious night sky.
Xuan Huong Lake is where you can feel the charming Da Lat at night
Stroll through the Western Street (Truong Cong Dinh Street)
Though Truong Cong Dinh Street is only 1 kilometer long, it is packed with European-style restaurants and frequented by innumerous foreign tourists and backpackers. If you want to chat and get to know more traveler friends, you know where to go now!
A corner of The Western Street
Final Thoughts on Top Things to Do in Da Lat at Night
Da Lat at night is not as colorful as Da Nang or Hue nightlife, Da Lat at night, it is attractive in its unique way. There are plenty of crowded places where you can have a closer look at the liveliness of local activities, but at the same time, there are quiet corners to calm our busy mind.
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