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Da Lat a cheap year-end destination: Agoda

Travel website Agoda has ranked Da Lat fourth on a list of the 10 cheapest destinations in the Asia-Pacific with average room rates of US$68 a night.

Hat Yai in Thailand was the most budget-friendly destination in the region for the year-end holidays with average room rates standing at $43, followed by Yogyakarta in Indonesia ($56) and Kuching in Malaysia ($60).

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Da Lat is shrouded in thick clouds at dawn.

To compile the list, the online travel agency analyzed the average room rates of tourist destinations across the region for the dates December 22 – 31 this year.

"Da Lat is a popular tourist destination year-round, but especially worth a visit during the Christmas and New Year season. The town is transformed into a winter wonderland, with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and a joyful atmosphere," Agoda said.

It recommended tourists visit the Crazy House, Xuan Huong Lake, and the Valley of Love.

The other cheap destinations in Asia-Pacific region were Goa ($92) in India, Baguio ($95) in the Philippines, Nagoya ($107) in Japan, Taichung ($115) in Taiwan, Melbourne ($155) in Australia and Busan ($158) in South Korea.

Situated on a plateau around 1,500 meters above sea level, Da Lat is famous for its French colonial heritage because it used to be a summer hideout for French officials during the colonial times thanks to its year-round cool climate and foggy landscape.

In 2023, Da Lat aims to welcome 6.5 million tourists, an increase of 18.2% from the previous year, including the arrival of 250,000 international visitors, an increase of 67%.

In the first eight months of this year, Da Lat welcomed 4.7 million visitors, jumping 1.8% year-on-year.

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Source: VnExpress

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