Dalat's centerpiece, Xuan Huong, was created from a dam project that was finished in 1923, demolished by a storm in 1932, and reconstructed and rebuilt (with heavier stone) in 1935. The water originates as a trickle in the faraway Lat (Chicken) Village. You can rent windsurfing boards and swan-shape paddle boats, but I've never seen anyone out on the lake (only in the brochures). This is Dalat's other prime strolling territory (you walk here from the nearby market), and you're sure to see newlyweds, some wearing full wedding regalia, posing for pictures or staring longingly into one another's eyes as their life together begins. You'll see saddled horses and horse carts that Vietnamese tourists rent for staged photos. It's about 5 short kilometers (3 miles) around the perimeter, a nice walk in the early evening, and closer to town are some cool little local cafes over the water where you can stop for a Cafe Sua (a robust coffee made of locally grown beans and dripping with ultrasweet condensed milk).