Call us directly: +84 (63) 3520607
364 Phan Dinh Phung, Dalat, View on Map

Lat Village

Lat village

The nine hamlets of Lat village (pronounced ‘lak’) are 12km north of Dalat at the base of Lang Bian Mountain. Only five of the hamlets are actually Lat; the residents of the other four are members of the Chill, Ma and Koho tribes, each of which speaks a different dialect. Traditionally, Lat houses are built on piles with rough plank walls and a thatched roof. The people here eke out a living on 300 hec-tares of land, growing rice, coffee, black beans and sweet potatoes.

Lat village

Economics have forced many villagers into producing charcoal, a lowly task often performed by Montagnards. Before 1975 many men from Lat worked with the Americans, as did many Montagnards elsewhere. Classes in the village’s schools are conducted in Vietnamese rather than tribal languages. Lat has one Catholic and one Protestant church. A Koho-language Bible (Sra Goh) was published by Protestants in 1971; a Lat-Ianguage Bible, prepared by Catholics, appeared a year later. Both dialects are quite similar and are written in a Latin-based script.


Comments are closed.

Make a Reservation

Send us an email with your desired room type, arrival date and number of nights you’d like to reserve, and we’ll contact you right away.


“Best hotel we stayed at in Vietnam”

Can't say enough good things about this hotel. Our room was on the third floor and was bright and clean. WONDERFUL mattress. Safe in room. TV with lots of channels in english. Bathroom had an actual shower and BATHTUB with lots of hot water. Breakfast was phenomenal with many choices and all you can eat. Highly recommend this hotel

whataryder , Tripadvisor