Da Lat is the capital of Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands Region of Vietnam. This city in the mountains is by far the most visited place in the Central Highlands. The cool climate attracted French colonialists to establish it as a hill station, and they even built a railway that connected to the main North-South Railway.
Also in Lam Dong is Bao Loc, which is becoming a popular getaway due to its closer proximity to Ho Chi Minh City. A new expressway from Dong Nai Province to Bao Loc will make it a more accessible weekend getaway destination.
This article features current and proposed developments in and around Da Lat and Bao Loc.
Future Da Lat / Lam Dong Province Map
Places mentioned in this article are posted on this map.
[Map of developments in Lam Dong Province.]
Da Lat Market / Hoa Binh Theatre Redevelopment
At the centre of Da Lat is the Da Lat Market, and above the market is the historic Hoa Binh Theatre.
In 2019 the city of Da Lat announced plans to redevelop the city centre area around the main market. The redevelopment includes demolishing the theatre to make way for a modern entertainment complex.
[Hoa Binh Theatre, Da Lat.]
The old market would be retained while the area around it would be relandscaped.
[Da Lat Market.]
The plan to demolish the theatre was not received well, and so far there are few details of the project. This image shows a modern building in place of the theatre, as viewed from the market area.
Entertainment complex at Hoa Binh as viewed from Nguyen Thi Thanh.
An underground plaza in front of the market. This statue is dedicated to the women of the resistance in the wars for independence, and it is at the roundabout in front of the market.
Dubious development plans put Da Lat’s future at stake – [25/04/19]
Dalat construction plan stirs controversy – [19/03/19]
Dinh Hill / Dinh Tinh Truong Redevelopment
Dinh Hill and the former French colonial Governor’s Palace (Dinh Tinh Truong) are also planned for redevelopment. The old mansion sits on top of a hill surrounded by trees and parkland, and it’s one of the few remaining open areas in the central city.
[Dinh Tinh Truong on Dinh Hill (photo via Zing).]
different plans have been made public which show the hill being turned into a shopping and convention space.
Depending on what plan is chosen, it would also involve relocating the mansion to another point on the hill.
Another plan shows a modern hotel and shopping in the place of Dinh Tinh Truong.
[Redevelopment proposal for Dinh Tinh Truong (image via Tuoi Tre News.]
Architect association opposes Dalat hill construction – [24/09/20]
“The Vietnam Association of Architects have expressed opposition to a 10-floor hotel construction on Dinh Hill area in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Dalat City.”
The Tower Flower
Address: Da Lat, Lam Dong.
Architect: VHA Architects.
“The Flowers of Clouds Observation Tower and Coffee project offers a hill-top observation tower that doubles as a recreational place to enjoy a coffee and a meal. Shaped through the use of lotus imagery, the structure is both functional and sculptural at the same time.”
Golf Valley Da Lat
Address: Golf Valley Park, Ward 2, Da Lat, Lam Dong.
Investor: Trungnam Dalat Land.
Golf Valley Da Lat is an urban development next to the Dalat Palace golf course on Lake Xuan Huong. Also known as Da Lat Culture & Urban Park, the Golf Valley urban area project consists of 90 single or double villas, 16 townhouses, 415 luxury apartments, 3 three-star to five-star hotels.
[Da Lat Urban Area (image source).]
[Da Lat Culture Park (image source).]
Da Lat Culture & Urban Park inaugurated – [02/01/16]
“Da Lat Trung Nam Real Estate Corp inaugurated yesterday the infrastructure phase of the Da Lat Urban Culture Park (Golf Valley) project.
This is the largest urban development project in the province with total investment capital of US$ 180million including high-end villas, commercial centers, restaurants, parks…”
Hoang Dinh Villa
Address: Quoc lo 20, Duong Tu Phuoc, Phuong 11, Da Lat, Lam Dong.
Developer: Kien Trung Investment & Construction Co., Ltd.
Located on National Highway 20, Ward 11, Hoang Dinh Villa is adjacent to Trai Mat residential area, about 500m from Dalat farmers market, about 6km from Dalat city centre.
Dalat to accommodate new urban area – [22/12/10]
“The VND500 billion ($25 million) project will spread over 76 hectares with six different functional areas.
They comprise 130 garden-land slots, 276 detached houses and 170 villas. The project also features kindergartens, primary schools, commercial services and hospitality facilities, and luxury entertainment residences. It also spares 12.3ha for gardens and green area.”
Green Urban Village
Address: Xuan Tho Commune, Da Lat, Lam Dong.
Green Urban Village is a planned development in the east of Da Lat. The 180-ha site is expected to accommodate 1,500-2,500 residents by 2030, and it will include residential buildings, agricultural production, tourism, and other services.
Lam Dong pilots building Vietnam’s first green urban village – [21/02/20]
“The People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has asked relevant agencies to supplement and complete a plan on the construction of a green urban village – the first of its kind in Vietnam – in Xuan Tho commune, Da Lat city.”
180-ha green urban village to be developed in Da Lat – [29/11/18]
Da Lat–Thap Cham Railway Restoration
The Da Lat–Thap Cham Railway was completed in 1932 and ran until 1968. There is currently a 7 km restored section in Da Lat that operates as a tourist railway, and there have been plans over the years to restore the railway.
Read more about the proposed Da Lat–Thap Cham railway restoration.
Da Lat Monorail
A monorail system was proposed by the city in 2011, and it still appears on government news sites as of 2020. Read more about the proposed Da Lat Monorail.
Da Lat Center (Completed)
Address: Phan Boi Chau, Ward 2, Da Lat, Lam Dong.
Da Lat Center is a hotel and market complex built into the hill behind the Da Lat Market. The basement level can be reached via the street market on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. The street-level entrance on Phan Boi Chau includes the Hotel Colline, restaurants, and a shopping area.
Lam Vien Square (Completed)
Address: Tran Quoc Toan, Ward 10, Da Lat, Lam Dong.
Lam Vien Square is located on the shore of Xuan Huong lake, and it features the distinctive Artichoke Flower building.
Lam Vien Square project in Dalat
“The project covers a total area of 23.6 ha, including the Lam Vien sports ground and the former Dalat Stadium, and it stretches up to Yersin Park. The whole square consists of 4 large building blocks, including a theater, a park, a square a the commercial and exhibition area, which can accommodate up to 60.000 people.”
Lac Duong District
Lac Duong is the district to the north of Da Lat, and it forms part of the Da Lat urban area.
North Da Lat District
North Da Lat District is a new urban area proposal by enCity. This lakeside urban area features continuous natural corridors connecting Van Kiep lake and Langbian view deck.
Langbiang Town is a new urban area at the base of Langbiang Peak.
Duc Trong District
Duc Trong District is to the south of Da Lat, and it includes Lien Khuong Airport (Da Lat Airport).
Davos Hill South Da lat
Address: J8J5+7QX, Dai Ninh, Duc Trong District, Lam Dong.
Davos Hill South Da lat is 45km south of Da Lat, and 19km south of Lien Khuong Airport. The project features luxury villas around Dai Ninh Lake, with the most luxurious being styled on the architecture and furniture of the French Royal Louis XIV.
Don Duong District
Novaworld Da Lat
Address: QL27, Da Ron, Don Duong, Lam Dong.
Novaworld Da Lat is a country club project located next to Da Ron Lake, 30km south of Da Lat City. Covering an area of more than 850 hectares, the facilities include an 18-hole golf course, villas, resort apartments, a golf academy, water sports, an equestrian centre, a fishing lake, and a tennis academy.
Bao Loc city (previously called B’Lao) was the capital of Lam Dong from 1958 to 1975. Bao Loc is located 120km away from Da Lat city.
Bao Loc News
Van Phu Invest proposed to invest in Loc Phat airport in Lam Dong – [26/08/20]
“At the meeting, Van Phu Invest presented the diagram of three investment-oriented projects in Bao Loc city, including: Project of Nam Phuong 2 Lake Entertainment and Service Urban Area; Loc Phat Airport Project Development Research; Planning to build shophouse pedestrian street, commercial services, night market at Bao Loc old market.”
Lam Dong announces plan to double size of Bao Loc city – [12/07/18]
“The People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has made plans to more than double Bao Loc city’s territory so that it can become a primary driver of economic development in the region.”
South of Da Lat, quiet Bao Loc refreshes – [17/03/18]
“Lam Dong Province’s most famous tourism destination by far is Da Lat City, known the world over since its days as a French colonial summer resort. But located 110km to the south of Da Lat is the town of Bao Loc, quieter and fresher than Da Lat with its own charm.”
[Image via hdproland.com.]
Address: QL20, Loc Nga, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
Developer: Hung Thinh Phat Investment Group Joint Stock Company.
Ruby City Bao Loc is a modern urban area located on National Highway 20, passing through Loc Son ward. The project has a scale of about 5.1ha, divided into villas, townhouses, and a commercial centre.
Bao Loc Golden City
Address: 174 Nguyen Van Cu, Loc Phat, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
Bao Loc Golden City is in the Loc Phat residential area, 8km northeast of Bao Loc city. It is being marketed as near the Dau Giay – Lien Khuong Expressway for easy access to Saigon and Dalat.
Address: Ly Thuong Kiet, Loc Phat, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
Pine Valley is a development of about 130 garden villas on 9 hectares of land,
Sky Hills Bao Loc
Address: Duong so 2, Tan Da, Dam Bri, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
Address: Dam Bri Commune, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
New residential area 15km northwest of the city centre.
Sun Valley Bao Loc
Address: Tan Da – Ly Thuong Kiet – Dau Giay – Lien Khuong Expressway, Dam Bri, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
Developer: Khai Hung Real Estate Development Investment Joint Stock Company.
Tan Phu-Bao Loc Expressway
Development of Tan Phu-Bao Loc expy project approved – [10/02/21]
“Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed in principle that the Lam Dong Province government will be in charge of developing the Tan Phu-Bao Loc expressway project, which connects Lam Dong with the neighboring province of Dong Nai, during the 2021-2025 period under the public-private partnership format.”
Bao Lam District
Bao Loc District is next to Bao Loc, and it was once part of Bao Loc until they were split apart.
Address: DT725, Loc Tan, Bao Lam, Lam Dong.
Developer: Bao Loc Housing Investment Co., Ltd
Forest Hills is being marketed as Forest Hills Bao Loc, though it is technically in Bao Lam. Forest Hills is located about 14km northwest of Bao Loc City and features townhouses, villas, and shophouses.
Address: Loc Quang, Bao Lam, Lam Dong.
Address: Loc Quang, Bao Lam, Lam Dong.
Vallée L’amour homes are “designed in the architectural style of the French countryside” and they are being sold as second homes (for Saigonese). This is next to Sun Valley, and some marketing material shows them as the same.
Resort town Da Lat installs its first traffic light – [05/10/21]