Tuyet Tinh Coc: The Unspoilt Paradise in Dalat

Tuyet Tinh Coc: The Unspoilt Paradise in Dalat

All You Need to Know about in Tuyet Tinh Coc Dalat

Rachel Tran Rachel Tran | Published Jan 29, 2021

In the eyes of both domestic and international visitors, Dalat, the city of love, is favored by the Creative with plenty of natural landscapes. Every corner in this charming city is an exciting site for tourists to take gorgeous photos. Even when going far from the city center, visitors can find a wonderful place named Tuyet Tinh Coc Dalat, which owns a pristine appearance stepping out from a fairy tale.

Location: Suoi Can Village, Lat Commune, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province
Opening hours: 07.00 AM – 12.00 AM and 03.00 PM – 05.00 PM
Entrance fee: no charge
Suitable for: going solo, travelling in group, couple

I. Highlights of Tuyet Tinh Coc

Highlights of Tuyet Tinh Coc

1. The Origin of Tuyet Tinh Coc

The true name of the lake is Stone Lake. This place used to be a granite mine of Bay Tai Quarry, but now, the exploitation activities stopped. Over time, water from the rains as well as artesian waters flow into the depression at the foot of the rock cliff to create a lake. The minerals from granite, limestone and marble dissolve in water, leaving the lake in the emerald green crystal color.

In Vietnam, there are two other Tuyet Tinh Coc in Hai Phong and Ninh Binh, but Tuyet Tinh Coc in Dalat is the first one and also the most attractive site. 

2. The Beauty of Tuyet Tinh Coc

Not a grandiose site with imposing mountains or immense lake, Tuyet Tinh Coc is only a small lake at the foot of a rock cliff. In the dry season, the water of Tuyet Tinh Coc is crystal-clear, reflecting the image of the surrounding pine forest, which is such a breath-taking scenery. Coming to Tuyet Tinh Coc, tourists can also enjoy the fresh air inside the pine forest, which is an extravagance in big cities.

Although the cliff of Tuyet Tinh Coc is not too high, it is a perfect background for any photos. The rocks in many shapes, sizes and colors enclose the lake, drawing an ink wash painting in the primitive mountainous area.

Due to its appealing beauty, this destination is named after a place in “The Return of the Condor Heroes”, a famous novel written by Jin Dong in China. “Tuyet Tinh” means “breaking off all relations”, while “Coc” is to denote a ravine. For many people, Tuyet Tinh Coc is the place to escape from the busy life outside, to come back and find themselves in nature.

II. What to See and Do in Tuyet Tinh Coc?

What to see and do in Tuyet Tinh coc

1. Taking photos

No one can come and leave Tuyet Tinh Coc in Dalat without taking any photo in this wonderful attraction. You just need to clothe yourself with your beautiful costumes, carry your digital camera or smartphone, choose a flat rock on the side of the lake to sit or stand and pose in front of the camera, then you would get many gorgeous shots.

Besides, there are some mini scenes such as bamboo raft or nest-shape swing on the bank of the lake in order to meet the demand of tourists who are fond of shooting photos.

2. Camping and Picnicking

Another popular activity among the youth is camping near Tuyet Tinh Coc. The great atmosphere and splendid appearance of Tuyet Tinh Coc make it an ideal destination for camping, team-building and picnicking, especially for the youngsters travelling in small groups.

One thing you should notice is that there is no catering or accommodation service in the neighborhood, so you should only prepare a one-day trip with enough food and drink for everyone in your group.

Wander around Tuyet Tinh Coc

3. Wandering around

If you are a nature-lover, you should have a walk in the pine forest near Tuyet Tinh Coc to enjoy the peaceful appearance of this landscape. Listening to the sound of the jungle, enjoying the cool wind and feeling the breath of nature are the experiences you would not forget when going sight-seeing in Tuyet Tinh Coc.

In addition, you can hire a jeep to go around the pine forest. You might get lost if going alone, even with a map; but your worriedness will disappear when going with the locals in their jeep.

III. Best Time to Visit Tuyet Tinh Coc

Best time to visit Tuyet Tinh Coc

The way to Tuyet Tinh Coc is quite difficult to reach in the rainy season, so the dry season is the most suitable time to visit Tuyet Tinh Coc in particular and Dalat City in general.

The dry season in Dalat is from November to June, which is also the tourism season in this beautiful city. The outdoor activities at this time are not interrupted by the rain and the humid weather. The sky is clear and blue and the climate is rather cool with sunlight, which is the favorable condition for various kinds of flowers to bloom, including apricot cherry, hydrangeas, violets and sunflowers.

If you go to Tuyet Tinh Coc on a rainy day, the slippery and muddy roads might prevent you from having the most wonderful trip. Not only that, the roads in the rainy season are extremely dangerous for you to conquer.

IV. How to Get to Tuyet Tinh Coc?

Tuyet Tinh Coc is about 30 kilometers from Dalat City center. Since this destination is a spontaneous site and located deep inside the forest, the road to Tuyet Tinh Coc is quite rough and tricky. There is no concrete road inside the forest but only dirt roads, so the only means of transport you can choose is a manual transmission motorbike.

From Dalat city, you follow Ankroet Road, then turn to DT 722 and continue going to the north. After a 22-kilometer way from Dalat City, you will reach Cu Lan Village, a famous eco-tourism destination in Dalat. Passing the gate of Cu Lan Village and two curves, you can see a rocky hillside. Continuing to go about 1 kilometer, you will reach a crossroad. Turn left until you see another intersection. There you turn right, go 5 more meters then turn left and go downhill. After the slope, you can see a wooden bridge crossing a small river. Passing the bridge then follow the dirt road until you reach a crystal lake. Tuyet Tinh Coc is right in front of your eyes.

Tuyet Tinh Coc is like a present for tourists after getting over a challenging road. However, if you are not confident about your ability, you can hire a jeep to reach Tuyet Tinh Coc with the price 150,000 VND.

The average time to go from Dalat to Tuyet Tinh Coc is about 2 hours.

V. Extra Tips

  • The best time to visit Tuyet Tinh Coc is from November to June, on sunny days. You should avoid going on rainy days.
  • Finding the right way to Tuyet Tinh Coc is quite challenging, so you should travel in a group with a tour guide, or hire a jeep to ensure your safety.
  • You should depart in the morning and come back before 04.00 PM. Do not go at night time because the road at night is full of danger.
  • If you go by motorbike, a manual transmission is better than an automatic transmission.
  • Do not swim on the lake in Tuyet Tinh Coc. The lake is quite deep, and its bottom is full of sharp rocks, so swimming on the lake is extremely dangerous.
  • Be careful when taking photos on the side of the lake or you might slip and fall into the deep water.
  • If you want to go camping near Tuyet Tinh Coc, you need to bring your own food and drink.
  • Keep the environment clean. Do not throw your trash in the area of Tuyet Tinh Coc.
  • Besides Tuyet Tinh Coc, you can visit other tourist attractions in Lac Duong District such as Lang Biang Mount, Cu Lan Village and Ankroet Fall. 

Tuyet Tinh Coc is like a spotless emerald in the middle of the pristine forest. In spite of being discovered in the recent time, Tuyet Tinh Coc in Dalat is becoming more and more popular among the young in Vietnam, and even many foreign visitors. The unique beauty of Tuyet Tinh Coc is an impressive background for your photos posting on Facebook or Instagram. Enjoy your weekend in Tuyet Tinh Coc and don’t forget to share with us your striking photos!


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