The mild winter is pervading all roads and houses in the Central and Central Highlands regions with cold breezes and scenic landscapes of old, bare trees enveloped in the misty fog.
The romantic scenes welcome both locals and visitors along the roads in Lam Dong and other provinces in the regions. Anyone can feel and experience poetic sights when traveling on National Highway 28 and the road connecting Dalat and Nha Trang City in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa.
The Dalat-Nha Trang road offers a breathtaking view of picturesque but safe-to-drive sections, where the road winds its way through pine-clad hills and mountains. Running waters of clean streams and clouds of mist suddenly come and disappear, giving travelers a feeling of being on the way to a fairy world.
National Highway 28 linking Di Linh District of Lam Dong Province and Phan Thiet City in Binh Thuan Province offers travelers different experiences when they pass roadside old and beautiful-shape trees and farms of coffee trees with pleasant-to-smell blossoms at the moment.
The two roads are situated in different locations and terrains, but present imposing and beautiful natural scenes, enriched by mist, and many trees with yellow and brown red leaves. Various wild flowers dot greenery and rock hills by the route.
National Highway 20 between Dalat City and Di Linh District also cuts through many areas which are beautified by wild sunflowers waving in tune with gentle winds and the evergreen tea trees stretching ranges of hills until the horizon.
So, if you have much time driving and traveling around, the journey from Nha Trang up the mist-covered road to Dalat and down to national highways 20 and 28 is the right choice. Just ask locals to make sure that you travel on the right roads when you are in Nha Trang and Dalat cities.
A winding section of the road from Nha Trang to Dalat – Photo: Mong Binh