Lang Biang Mountain

Lang Biang Mountain

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Consisting of three peaks, Lang Biang Mountain offers a fantastic vista of the surrounding hills and lakes.

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Why? Photo by: Cindy Fan.
Why? Photo: Cindy Fan

Admission to Lang Biang is 20,000 VND per person and upon entering you’ll probably notice the bizarre sight of horses painted with zebra stripes. Da Lat has plenty of kitschy animal photo ops but the Horsebra (or is it Zeborse?) ranks as one of the oddest we’ve seen.

The fastest way up is a ride in an old Russian jeep. If you have a group or want to go immediately, a round-trip journey is 300,000 VND for one jeep. The ticket booth will of course push you towards this option. Your other option is to wait for more passengers and pay 50,000 VND per person. If you’re solo, your best bet is to try and organise a group with others in line. Those on motorbikes can make their way to the top by themselves, but this is for expert riders only.

Up to the top in a jiffy. Photo by: Cindy Fan.
Up to the top in a jiffy. Photo: Cindy Fan

The jeep takes you 4.4 kilometres up a paved road that steeply winds its way through beautiful pine forest to the old army radar station at 1,950 metres with the usual Da Lat tourist distractions: overpriced cafe, souvenirs, more kitschy photo ops with falcons and sad tied-up ponies. Go for the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.

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