Postcard from Dalat Gardens

June 7, 2012 in Places,Postcards,Vietnam

Dalat is known as the honeymoon capital of Vietnam, with couples enjoying the year-round temperate climate. The mild temperatures and clear blue skies also mean that flowers bloom year-round, making the sprawling grounds of Dalat Gardens a popular destination for honeymooners.Golden birdcage and purple flowers in Dalat Gardens in Dalat, Vietnam

But this is no tastefully understated Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens: this is Vietnam, proud home of kitsch. Hedges are shaped into dragons and kittens; wine bottles are stacked to create a faux Christmas tree. Teapot-shaped hedges are complemented by bucket-wielding brooms: apparently Fantasia made it to Vietnam? Horse-drawn buggies await to trot you and your beloved around the manmade lake.

I usually wander gardens taking photo after photo of the flowers, but I spent most of my time in the Dalat Gardens looking for the next garish adornment–and believe me, there were more than enough to find.

Lake and gazebo at Dalat Gardens on a clear day in Dalat, Vietnam

Dragon-shaped hedge in Dalat Gardens on a clear day in Dalat, Vietnam

Tower of wine bottles on a clear day at Dalat Gardens in Dalat, Vietnam

Animal-shaped hedges at Dalat Gardens in Dalat, Vietnam

Golden chicken coop in Dalat Gardens in Dalat, Vietnam

Horse and buggy rides at Dalat Gardens in Dalat, Vietnam

Teapot-shaped hedge in Dalat Gardens in Dalat, Vietnam

Dancing broomsticks and flowers at Dalat Gardens in Dalat, Vietnam

Pink princess duck made of flowers in Dalat Gardens in Dalat, Vietnam

What do you think of the Dalat Gardens? Love or hate? 

  • Miruna Corneanu

    Pristine and beautiful.

  • AliciaC

    Interesting! But the brooms with buckets are from Fantasia. :)

  • RIZ

    lovely photos. such a creative garden! :) Thumbs up! 

  • This is how Korea is too! Everything is over the top, and all the “romantic” places are actually really cheesy. But despite that, those places make for interesting stories and photo ops!

  • camorose

    Isn’t it? A lovely place for a morning wander.

  • camorose

    Oops! Good point–will update that now :)

  • camorose

    Thanks! It was a fun place to walk around.

  • camorose

    Exactly–it’s so weird that it’s fun to see what they’ve come up with next!

  • Eleanor L.

    Oh, just look at that piece of paradise! It is just like it has appeared out of a Disney movie.  Totally gorgeous! I bet my kids will be thrilled to go there.
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  • camorose

    Definitely a little bit of Disney paradise :)

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