Xuan Huong Lake has an area of 32ha and the average depth of 1.5m. It is located on an elevation of 1,478m above sea level and it is considered as the heart of Dalat or Da Lat.
Xuan Huong Lake in former times was the valley with Cam Ly stream running through, is inhabited by Lach residents.
In 1919, according to the suggestion for a plan of building Dalat city of the ambassador, Mr. Cunhac – the civil engineer, Labbe built a dam to retain water and then the stream became a lake. The French called the lake Grand Lac.
In 1921 – 1922, under the command of Envoy Gamier, the dam was built higher and longer.
In 1953, the lake was changed another name, Xuan Huong.
Xuan Huong Lake is the place where the name Dalat came from and it is also the first Beauty-spot of Lamdong to be recognized as the national-level beauty-spot on November 6th, 1988. The lake is also the place for showing national bicycle racing contest and the place where Lamdong province holds the cultural tourist events.
The lake is surrounded with ranges of pine trees which effectively embellish its poetic beauty. Every tourist travelling to Dalat wants to saunter along the lake, enjoying the unique cool weather in the middle of a tropical country.
There are also other famous landscapes around the lake that tourists should visit, such as the City Flower Garden, Cu Hill, Yersin Park or the City Square. In addition, several high-quality hotels in the center of the city as Ngoc Lan Hotel or Dalat Plaza do contribute to your memorable tours.