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“An empty dustbowl until mid 2011”
Review of Xuan Huong Lake

Xuan Huong Lake
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“An empty dustbowl until mid 2011”
Reviewed April 4, 2010

The centrepiece of Dalat, the Xuan Huong Lake, is currently an empty dustbowl, and has been so for months apparently. We were told last night by a local that it would be this way for another 12 months.

Unfortunately, this means this city has lost much of its appeal. If it wasn't bad enough that the jewel in the crown is empty, the hundreds of truck movements an hour, carrying dirt out of the town and south towards HCMC make it even worse.

As far as I'm concerned, Dalat is closed for maintenance until mid 2011.

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“beautiful...from a distance!”
Reviewed July 2, 2009

the lake area in the centre of town was beautiful when we visited it on our first night in dalat. we decided that we would rent a pedalo boat the next morning as a romantic activity....
when we reached the lake in daylight it was green and had layers of scum on the top. it is in the centre of a town it is going to get polluted. we decided to go ahead with our pedalo trip.
it was 45,000 dong. be careful which pedalo you rent. there are some beautiful elegant swans and there are big metal painted swans - the difference is not just visual. try to get the first kind well shaped and more importantly a lot less work.
we were exausted in our metal boat and getting nowhere fast. meanwhile the people in the other swan boats pedaled effortlessly and speedily around the lake!
needless to say our romantic morning activity was cut short and we decided the cafe overlooking the lake was much more appealing! next - the tandem bike! all good fun!

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