Dalat is located in the south central highlands of Vietnam, sitting at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. Known unofficially as The City of Eternal Spring, Dalat also lays claim to the title of le Petit Paris.
Set in the Central Vietnam highland city of Dalat, the region was popularised by French occupation at the turn of the 20th century. Alexandre Yersin, a contemporary of the famed Louis Pasteur discovered and pioneered the location that is now known as Dalat in approximately 1897. With the cool European climate (the area sits at an altitude of 1500 metres above sea level) and the rolling mountainous, pine treed terrain, Dalat became the summer hill-station retreat for royalty and high society.
A scaled down version of the Eiffel Tower emerging from the city centre adds a certain Parisian feel, however it is the natural beauty of Xuan Huong Lake and the numerous examples of European inspired architecture and wide city streets that are really the centerpiece of this gorgeously romantic seductive city of 192,441 inhabitants.
Sited on approximately 35 acres of suburban parkland that forms its own unique compound, the area Ana Mandara Villas Dalat occupies was originally known as the 'Bellevue Quarter', a nod to the rich French influence. Striking views of the surrounding town, countryside and flourishing vegetable fields abound from all areas of the gently sloping hillside property.