Just as true love has to surpass several obstacles, the Valley of Love in Dalat had to surpass many challenges in the past in order to gain its rightful name today. In the beginning, the valley was called Vallee Damour by the French before being renamed The Valley of Piece. In 1935, its beauty and captivation persuaded people to once again name it after the most wonderful thing in the world: Love. Thanks to being the honeymoon destination of newly-married couples, this valley is even regarded as Niagara Fall of Viet Nam.
The Valley of Love is located in the Northeast which is 6 km from Dalat city, Valley of Love is one of the poetic beauty – spots of Dalat. There are many ways to explain the name: Valley of Love.
* Among 1930s, Governor – general of Indochina – Mr. Varenne and a lot of French couples used to come here to sightseeing and exchange confidences on weekend. So, The French called the place Vallee D amour(the Valley of Love). Until 1953, Mr. Nguyen Vy, chairman of Dalat at that time suggested to change all the French name of lake and streets in Dalat city into Vietnamese names. Then, the name Valley of Love appeared. This name exists till today.
* At that time, boy and girl scouts usually went camping at Da Thien valley and named it “the Valley of Love” with its meaning of the love for nature and country.
Tourist coming to Dalat never forget visiting this valley because of its romance and beautiful sight. It becomes more and more popular for visitors.
The valley of love was recognized as a National – level Beauty – spots in 1998.
Throughout history, it has been one of the most picturesque and romantic sites of the city, with many deep valleys and endless pine forests. The tranquil Da Thien Lake, which was created in 1972, also adds a great deal to the attractiveness of the valley in general. To truly appreciate the sceneries is not hard because travelers can easily follow the natural tracks and staircase all around the valley to visit and admire the gorgeous flower gates and statues.