City in the clouds: epic photos of Dalat's misty season

From April to May, a cloud of mist covers the southern city of Dalat, where it looks like the setting of a mysterious fairytale
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Dalat City is drowned in the mist at 5 am in the morning, with the hightlight of Lam Vien Square, and its typical architectural shapes are wild sunflower and artichoke bud flowers.  The photo, which was taken by panoramic photography technique, aligning the pictures together and taking all the scene into the lens, belongs to the “Mist on the plateau” album of the photographer, Nguyen Hieu, who works and lives in Dalat.  (Photo: VnExpress)
Dalat City is drowned mist at 5 a.m. in the morning, with the hightlight being Lam Vien Square; its typical architectural shapes are wild sunflower and artichoke bud flowers. The photo, taken by apanoramic photography technique, aligning the pictures together, belongs to the “Mist on the plateau” album of photographer, Nguyen Hieu, who works and lives in Dalat. (Photo: VnExpress)
Hieu has a passion for taking pictures of Dalat city in the mist, capturing its own distinctive beauty perfectly. The photograph above was taken in Cu Hill and the golf course right next to Xuan Huong Lake in a misty morning.  (Photo: VnExpress)
Hieu has a passion for taking pictures of Dalat in the mist, capturing its distinctive beauty perfectly. The photograph above was taken in Cu Hill and the golf course right next to Xuan Huong Lake on a misty morning. (Photo: VnExpress)
The misty floats on Tam An Pagoda, located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street near Xuan Huong Lake. The pagoda was built in 1974, with the highlight of the yellow stupa.  Langbiang mountain is located in Lac Duong district which is 12km from Dalat in the North. With its height of 2,169m above the sea level, langbiang mountain has not only been an attractive tourist site bit also kept legend about a passionate love… Hieu shared that, after the rain stops, the mist covers the hill and creates an attractive and dreamy scenery.  (Photo: VnExpress)
The mist floats above Tam An Pagoda, located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street near Xuan Huong Lake. The pagoda was built in 1974, and the highlight is the yellow stupa. Langbiang mountain is located in Lac Duong District which is 12 km from Dalat in the North. (Photo: VnExpress)
Con Ga (Con Gà) Church in Da Lat is located on Tran Phu Street, also known as the Cathedral of Da Lat. This place is near a lot of famous hotels like Novotel, Sammy… Con Ga Church is one of the typical ancient architecture left over from the French colonial period, which is one of the largest churches of the city. The origin of the church’s name comes from the large chicken statue on the top of the bell tower.  (Photo: VnExpress)
Con Ga Church in Dalat is located on Tran Phu Street, also known as the Cathedral of Da Lat. The church is a typical example of architecture left over from the French colonial period, and one of the largest churches in the city. The origin of the church’s name comes from the large chicken statue on the top of the bell tower. (Photo: VnExpress)
The picture of Dalat College of Education in the mist, with its tall bell tower visible. This is also one of the favourite places that the photographers choose in the mist season.  (Photo: VnExpress)
Dalat College of Education in the mist, with its tall bell tower visible. This is one of the favorite places for photographers in the misty season. (Photo: VnExpress)
From Du Sinh Hill, the tourists will be able to see houses and the pine woods through the cloudy mist, and slowly became more visible under the light of dawn. The hill is about 5km from the centre of Dalat City, and has been known for being the best spot for cloud hunting.  (Photo: VnExpress)
From Du Sinh Hill, tourists can see houses and the pine woods through the cloudy mist, which slowly becomes more visible under the light of dawn. The hill is about 5 km from the centre of Dalat, and is known as the best spot for cloud hunting. (Photo: VnExpress)
Morning at Tram Hanh Commune, about 26km from Dalat in the South East. Hieu loves going for a mist hunting so that he will wake up before dawn, as 7 am is the perfect time. To have beautiful photographs, he has to move farther to the surburban.  Dasar Commune and the greenhouses at Lac Duong District in early morning. Dasar is located about 20km from Dalat, with its pristine and majestic beauty.  (Photo: VnExpress)
Morning at Tram Hanh Commune, about 26 km from Dalat in the South East. Hieu wakes up before dawn, as 7 a.m. is the perfect time to capture the mist. (Photo: VnExpress)
Dasar Commune and the greenhouses at Lac Duong District in early morning. Dasar is located about 20km from Dalat, with its pristine and majestic beauty.  (Photo: VnExpress)
Dasar Commune and the greenhouses at Lac Duong District in early morning. Dasar is located about 20 km from Dalat. (Photo: VnExpress)
A cloud of white mist passing by Dasar Hill and the pine wood in Lac Duong District.  (Photo: VnExpress)
A cloud of white mist passing by Dasar Hill and the pine wood in Lac Duong District. (Photo: VnExpress)
City in the clouds: epic photos of Dalat's misty season
"The beauty of Dalat City has faded, and the misty scenes have been dissapearing where there used to be the 'misty city'. Through moments like these, I want to share them to people, and urge them to protect the natural beauty in Dalat, so that people can still see the cloud of mist dangling on the pine trees," Hieu said. (Photo: VnExpress)
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