Monday, 12 July 2010


Friday 9 July: En-route to Dalat we stop briefly at the red sandstone Po Klong Garai Cham Towers. Away from the sticky-heat of the coast Dalat is an old French hill-station centred on it's lake (sadly drained at present). The art-deco Summer Palace of Emperor Dinh Bao Dai is in the suburbs and the nearby Crazy House, built by local architect Mrs Dang Viet Nga, is still a work in progress.
Saturday 10: The real gem of Dalat is the little French-built railway station with it's rusting old rolling stock. Once linked to the mainline the cog-railway track was badly damaged by VC attacks, a short stretch remains open for tourist jaunts.
Photos of Dalat.

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