Young people come to Mang Den because Da Lat is crowded

Bored because Da Lat is crowded with tourists all year round, many tourists who love resort travel choose Mang Den as their next favorite destination.

Da Lat night market is crowded during peak season. Photo: Pham Minh Tai.

Young people come to Mang Den because Da Lat is crowded
Young people come to Mang Den because Da Lat is crowded
Da Lat night market is crowded during peak season. Image: Pham Minh Tai.

The cold weather, fresh air, and French-era architecture are three things that flash in tourists’ minds when mentioning Da Lat. Tourists come and go, shops spring up like mushrooms, causing Da Lat to gradually lose its original beauty in the eyes of tourists who love to relax.

Bored in the sea of ​​people

As a city located on the Lam Vien plateau (Lam Dong), in 2022, Da Lat attracts 7 million visitors, an increase of 340% over the same period in 2021, according to statistics from the People’s Committee of Lam Dong province.

With a massive influx of visitors on occasions throughout the year, especially peak seasons such as holidays and Tet, entertainment services and restaurants here become overloaded. Travelers have difficulty finding a staycation experience.

Mang Den at dusk. Photo: Trong Hieu.

Young people come to Mang Den because Da Lat is crowded
Young people come to Mang Den because Da Lat is crowded
Mang Den at dusk. Image: Trong Hieu.

Share with ZingNgo Thuy Quyen (23 years old, Nha Trang), a tourist who just returned from Da Lat in February, said that public places like Da Lat market are still crowded even though it is not peak season.

If you want to experience Thuy Quyen coffee shop, you will have to wait in line to take pictures when you arrive. When it was his turn, this young person was no longer interested in taking photos. The vacation experience also did not go as smoothly as expected.

“Last time I went to Da Lat, I tried to dress up but I couldn’t take many pictures because there were too many people, so I had to drink all the water and go home,” this person confided.

Deciding to remove the gauze in the evening, Thuy Quyen went to Da Lat market to have a snack and take pictures. But once again she faced a busy stream of people.

Many tourists crowded together to sit on the steps, filling the entire aisle, eating and chatting. Thuy Quyen and her friend had to temporarily hide in a corner, eat a few grilled corn with onions, drink a glass of soy milk, then sadly left, giving up the idea of ​​taking photos.

“Crossing the pass from Nha Trang to Da Lat is more than 130 km, but I only had a quick meal and then returned, quite disappointed with this trip,” Thuy Quyen lamented.

New “Promised Land”.

Faced with an increasingly “concreted” Da Lat, many young people decided to change direction and go to Mang Den to travel, and many even chose to start a business here.

Mang Den is the district capital town of Kon Plong district (Kon Tum). Thanks to the immense growth of trees, this place has become an attractive tourist destination in the past year.

Tourists immerse themselves in the mountain and forest landscape at Mang Den. Photo: Dao Phuc Quang Vu.

Young people come to Mang Den because Da Lat is crowded
Young people come to Mang Den because Da Lat is crowded
Tourists immerse themselves in the mountain and forest landscape at Mang Den. Image: Dao Phuc Quang Vu.

Share with Zing Regarding the number of visitors at Mang Den, Nguyen Thuy Trinh, owner of Nha Nha homestay, said that tourists visiting Mang Den are increasing, but not as massively as other places. The number of tourists renting homestays shows positive signs.

“My homestay is quite good in terms of number of guests, mainly guests rent dorm rooms to stay together. Tourists come here to connect with each other and live together,” Thuy Trinh said.

Sharing the same opinion as Thuy Trinh, Hoang Tan Long, a taxi tour service practitioner in Mang Den, said that in the first 3 months of the year, the demand for visiting natural mountain and forest locations in Mang Den increased.

“Previously, I mainly took tourists to visit Buon Ma Thuot, but this year many tourists asked about Mang Den. They asked to visit both Mang Den and Buon Ma Thuot,” Long told Zing.

Tourists hunt clouds at Mang Den. Photo: Hoang Tan Long.

Young people come to Mang Den because Da Lat is crowded
Young people come to Mang Den because Da Lat is crowded
Tourists hunt clouds at Mang Den. Image: Hoang Tan Long.

Young people who choose Mang Den mostly have a strong love for plants. They are passionate about breathing the purity of the morning dew, nestled in the middle of the plateau to feel the majesty of the mountains and forests, and especially do not like the hustle and bustle of the city.

Da Lat also brought tourists such experiences, so many people call Mang Den the “second Da Lat”. However, many people in Mang Den believe that this place is completely different from Da Lat.

“People here don’t like to call it ‘the second Da Lat’, but because the weather is similar to Da Lat many years ago, people use the analogy so that tourists can easily imagine Mang Den,” Thuy. Trinh confided.

Thuy Bui, one of the shareholders of Mang Den Discovery travel company, also shared similar thoughts. This person analyzes two reasons why Mang Den will not be the “second Da Lat”:

Trees and pine trees are being protected very strictly by the government and people here. Pine trees in Mang Den are marked and checked regularly.

Second, Mang Den is planned in clusters, villa areas, residential areas and high-tech zones. People from other places who come here to exploit land for tourism must go through censorship from the government. This is one of the conditions that helps Mang Den limit landscape changes and avoid encroachment on forest land as their own.

Thuy Trinh shared that besides natural factors, people are also another reason why Mang Den attracts tourists. Ethnic people in Mang Den town are rustic and sociable. More and more tourists come partly because of the thoughtfulness of tourism workers.

Tuong Vi