Dak Lak Travel Guide

Dak Lak is one of the most potential provinces of Vietnam in term of tourism development province located in the center of Tay Nguyen, because it has so many historical and natural sites such as Ban Don in Dak Lak- a village which has been put on the world tourism map for its tradition of hunting and taming elephant, Buon Ma Thuot -one of the “Capitals of Coffee” in the world.

  • Beautiful and famous waterfalls such as: ThuyTien, TrinhNu, KrongKmar, BayNhanh, among many big lakes such as Lak, DakMil
  • Primitive forests of the ChuYangSin, YokDon National parks, visit BuonDon that is a well-known local of hunting and taming wild elephants, or make tour to DakLac's historical vestiges like BaoDai Palace, YangProng Tower, BuonMaThuot Prison, DakTua Cave
  • The Cultural heritage of native ethnic groups such as EDe, M'Nong with remarkable epics such as DamSan, DamBri, XinhNha, genie lunar New Year pole, but also valuable tangible cultural heritage: dan da (stone musical instrument), gongs, T'rung, Klong Put...
  • Traditional festival: celebrating harvest festival, elephant race, and gong festival.

The best time to visit

The good time to visit Dak Lak is during March and the third lunar month, the area seems to be even more beautiful than usual as the colors of nature awaken to the new season.

How to go

Dak Lak has important national roads such as National Highway 14 from Da Nang via Buon Ma Thuot City to Ho Chi Minh City, National Highway 26 to Nha Trang, National Highway 27 to Da Lat, and National Highway 28 to Phan Thiet.

Dak Lak also has Buon Ma Thuat airport connecting Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hanoi and quite large internal inland roads. So It's really convenient for all travelers who want to save traveling time.

Address: Buon Ma Thuat Airport-  Hòa Thắng, Buôn Ma Thuột City, Dak Lak province


Things to do and top attractions

Ea Kao Lake

Ea Kao Lake located only 12km to the Southeast of Buon Ma Thuot City and is a tourism site constructed in a large scale. The site is built in a natural space full of green plants and colorful flowers. Besides enjoying the scenery, tourists can also participate in a bunch of different cultural events and entertaining activities.

In more details, the site is divided into many smaller sections such as amusement park, hotels, flower gardens, restaurants, botanic, playing ground for children, camping sites, natural preservation site, all of which are arranged logically and attractively in an order which best benefit the visitors.

Coming to the Ea Kao Lake Tourism Site, you will surely enjoy each moment relaxing within the fresh and invigorating atmosphere of Central Highlands.

Yang Prong Cham Tower

The tower is situated in Ea Sup District, 100km away from Buon Ma Thuot. It was built at the end of the 13th century to worship the God Siva to wish for a peaceful and happy life. As we can see nowadays by the Ea Hleo River, Yang Prong Tower is an architectural construction of red ceramic bricks resting on a foundation made of blue marble stones

Today, this is one of the magnets of Vietnam Tourism, attracting a plethora of researchers and visitors from everywhere in the world.

Buon Ma Thuot City

Buon Ma Thuot is the capital of Dak Lak Province and also the biggest city in Tay Nguyen located at a height of 536 m and used to be the most important part of Central Highlands. With the biggest population, the most luxurious markets, the city was the administrative, cultural, and economic center of the whole region.

Buon Ma Thuot is famous for many types of fruits, vegetables, and especially coffee. Don’t forget to try the best Vietnam’s coffee in here.

What to eat

Photo: Ama Kong Wine

Besides the mouth-watering food such as Ban Don Grilled Chiken, Ama Kong Wine is another thing that you should not miss if you visit Dak Lak.

Related readings:  Vietnam Travel Guide, Central Highland Travel Guide , Vietnam visa embassy and requirements 



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