Dalat Countryside - Elephant Riding and Tree of Love


"Everyone has their own view of Dalat. Some people from Vietnam hates it, others think it's okay and there are other cities in Vietnam that are better, and some downright love it. I quite honestly love this city. Elephant Riding and The Tree of Love in this post!"











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Everyone has their own view of Dalat. Some people from Vietnam hates it, others think it's okay and there are other cities in Vietnam that are better, and some downright love it. I quite honestly love this city. It's truly romantic and sits in the mountains. There are plenty of fascinating places to visit and things to do. One downside is that this city doesn't have the best food. Granted, we didn't go with a local so we didn't know the best places to eat and if you want to really eat like a local, you eat the street food. I'm usually game but I did want to be careful with my foreigner tummy. 

So to briefly sum up my stay in Dalat, here are two of my favorite second day activities. One is elephant riding in the countryside and my visit to the Valley of Love, more specifically - The Tree of Love. The elephant ride was fun mainly because it was my first time. I did regret it once I got on because my sympathy went to these gentle animals. Novelty was trumped by the humanitarian side of me. I had more fun feeding the elephant bananas, which they took with great ernest and subtle smile. The Tree of Love had the rom-com, cheesy schoolgirl inside me frolic in bubbles and a field of sunflower, gleefully. I had to participate. So this is the process - You buy the knotted two strands of fabric. You write the male's name in the red fabric and the female counterpart on the pink. Don't forget to put a wish up there, whether it's "I wish my secret admirer and I will fall in love," or "I hope my lover and I live happily every after," or even "I wish this sugar daddy would support me." Whatever floats your boat, I don't judge! The last process would be to throw the knotted fabric as high as you can so it lands on the tree or you simply tie it to the tree. I chose the latter. 


iPhone pictures by Lynn Kim Do