Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong plans to organise a slew of events to attract local and foreign tourists in summer, the country's high season for tourism.
The highlight will be the Mua Pho Nui (Rains in Mountain City) festival in August. It will feature activities like playing games in the rain, dating in the rain and driving tandem bicycles on the streets and pedalos in Xuan Huong Lake.
There will also be cultural and art performances in Lam Vien Square on weekend nights and a free summer film programme.
The city has cool weather all year round and many beautiful landscapes and historic sites like the Da Lat Flower Park, Love Valley, King Bao Dai's Palace, Truc Lam Temple, Prenn Waterfall and a unique complex with hundreds of giant clay replicas of famous landmarks, animals, and all kinds of mundane things like vehicles, bells, houses.
The number of tourists to Da Lat has been increasing since the start of summer. It received 300,000 tourists last month, up 12 percent year-on-year, according to the Lam Dong provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.