Dak Lak and Dak Nong provinces own lots of famous attractive spots in the highland in the Central Highland region with the unique beauty of the mountainous highlands as well as historical place during the war, suitable for visitors who like discovering superb natural fall scenery. Tourists coming to Dak Nong and Dak Lak cannot miss top 20 must-see attractive destinations suggested by Galatourist.
- Ea Snô Lake
- Tay Lake
- Chu Bluk – the longest volcanic cave in Southeast Asia
- Dak Buk So waterfall
- Dieu Thanh Waterfall
- Three layers( Ba tang) waterfall
- Trinh Nu Waterfall
- Gia Long waterfall
- Nam Nung eco-cultural-historical tourist area
- Ta Dung Nature Reserve
- Pu Prang M’nong Village
- Dray Nur Waterfall
- Area community ecotourism Kotam
- Bao Dai Palace
- House exiled Ban Me Thuot
- Victory Monument Me Thuot
- Mother Elephant rocks
- Đray Sáp Waterfall
- Yok Dok National Park
- Ea Kao Lake
1. Ea Sno Lake
Ea Sno Lake, lying in Dak Ro commune, Krong No district, 125km from Gia Nghĩa town in direction of Buôn Ma Thuột city, is a natural lake but still retain its own unique beauty with the scale of 800ha. The entire lake area is surrounded by undulating hills and green special-use forests. Tourists of Galatouirst can go there, sitting on the boat and view the enormous beauty of the lake and the surroundings. From the lake, we can ride boats downstream to river Krông Nô, to waterfall Dray Sap, Dray Nur or upstream to mountainous village Choah to visit the homeland of the chieftain Nơ Trang Gưh, or along river Krông Nô, to river Knông Na and return to the Lắk.
2. Tay Lake
Situated in the center of Dak Mil town, Tay Lake is divided into two branches around a coffee hill, like an oasis in the middle of the windswept plateau. Around the lake are ecological areas with a lot of interesting activities for entertainment. Pictures of water houses, canoes, and boats swan and swans create a very unique beauty of Tay Lake. Traveling here, visitors take the great opportunity to sit on the local boats and discover the peaceful beauty of Tay Lake, giving you the feeling of the harmony with nature here.
3. Chu Bluk – the longest volcanic cave in Southeast Asia
The Chu Bluk cave complex, lying in Buon Choah Commune, Krong No District, is an attractive tourist destination of Dak Nong. This is the longest volcanic cave in Southeast Asia with its own nature pristine landscapes due to undiscovered footprints. When visiting the cave, tourists will be surprised by the wild and mysterious beauty of unique caves. There are more than 100 large and small caves in Chu Bluk, each cave is a spectacular landscape with different beauty created by lava flows sprayed back millions of years ago. Especially, what makes Chu Bluk volcanic cave special is the formation of many branches in the cave.
4. Dak Buk So waterfall
In the unique cultural space of M’Nong ethnic group, The Dak Buk Waterfall with many water streams flowing through the valleys has created a harmonious landscape between mountains and forests. Surroundings the Dak Buk So Waterfall is the villages called The Bu Boon and Bu N’drung Communes where M’Nong ethnic group lives. The still retain their unique traditions from the past, which makes Dak Buk So special. Especially, if lucky, visitors can join such traditional festivals of H’Mong people as burning the fields, celebrating the new rice, or bringing the straws, etc. This will make your trip to Dak Buk So Waterfall more interesting.
5. Dieu Thanh Waterfall
Dieu Thanh waterfalls, located on Dak Tit Stream, the natural border between Nhan Co Commune (Dak R’lap District) and Quang Tan Commune (Tuy Duc District), about 10km from Gia Nghia Town and 220km from Ho Chi Minh city center, is always an attractive destination for many visitors. Arriving at the waterfall, any tourist is sure to be charmed by the wildflowers splashing out in all different colors. Song-birds welcome the new day in full chorus. The crystal clear water shimmers under a vast blue sky.
6. Three layers( Ba tang) waterfall
Lying 8km from Gia Nghia town on the direction of Buon Ma Thuot city, “Three Layers waterfall” is a wonderful scenery in Dak Nong. The name of “three layers” or Ba Tang in Vietnamese comes from its spring water, which flows through three layers of the waterfall before coming to the mainspring. Coming here, the tourist of Galatourists can admire the amazing landscape at the high peak with the whistles of the waterfall. Standing in the bottom of “Three Layers waterfall”, visitors can see it with the steam flying around like a fog around the waterfall.
7. Trinh Nu Waterfall
Just about 25km from the Southwest of Buon Ma Thuot city, Trinh Nu waterfall is considered one of the impressive spots in Dak Nong due to its ridiculous-shaped stones and the sound of water slapping all year that likes the crying sound of the faithful girl. According to the legend, there is a sad story about a virgin girl who had toughness in her love and she came here for the suicide. Lying between the border of Dak Nong and Dak Lak province, Trinh Nu has another name balled Dray Nur. IN particularly, in the rainy season, from a far distance, visitors of Galatourist can hear the sound of water slapping to the rock, resounding all over the forest.
8. Gia Long waterfall
With another name Upper Dray Sap waterfall, Gia Long waterfall is situated in Dak Sor commune, Krong No district, Dak Nong province with the connection of three waterfalls: Gia Long, Dray Nur and Dray Sap in Serepok River. It attracts both domestic and international tourists in Dak Nong because the natural scenery in this complex contains all the typical features: singing sounds of birds, special utilizing of ecology,…Coming here, travelers will be shocked by the amazing scenery of Gia Long and the space of jungle nearby, which features the Tam Tien lake (Naked Bathing Lake). In addition, due to its hidden location, this water still has the pure water line from the inside of the mountain.
9. Nam Nung eco-cultural-historical tourist area
Lying on Nam Nung commune, this eco-tourism area has the potential of natural resources and cultural, historical and values. The road to Nam Nung area has a beautiful view of the crooked red earth, rattling, and the cool air that makes visitors feel like they are lost in the realm of pregnancy. The scenery here is wild, full of poetic and boldly beautiful local culture is enough to make tourists tired with this land. It is an ideal destination for those who like to discover the wild nature of Tay Nguyen Highland as well as learn more about the people here.
10. Ta Dung Nature Reserve
About 45 km from Gia Nghia town to the southeast of Lam Dong province, Ta Dung Nature Reserve is a crossroads of biological and geographic features of the South Central Highlands and the South East. This Nature Reserve is home to more than 1,000 plants and animal species, some of which are listed in Vietnam’s Red Book as well as in the world. Especially, this is one of the four endemic areas of bird species of Vietnam. Inside the forest, there is a stream named Dak N’teng flowing through, creating two attractive and mysterious waterfalls. Standing on the high position, tourists can see the villages of the local residents of Dak P’lao, Dak R’mang and Dak Som commune which still preserves lots of traditional values with cultural identities.
11. Pu Prang M’nong Village
Situated in Dak Rung Commune, Dak Song District, Pu Prang M’nong Village is a cultural place where still preserves many unique M’nong cultural features, works of folk literature such as the anthem, the epic, etc. In particular, if visitors coming to this village at the beginning of August when paddy ripens, signaling a bumper crop, you will have a chance to participate in one of the largest traditional festivals of H’Mong People, called the New Rice Ceremony. According to M’nong culture, the New Rice Ceremony is usually held in the evening.
12. Dray Nur Waterfall
Situated in Kuop Village, about 25km south of Buon Ma Thuot City, Dray Nur (meaning Female or Wife Waterfall in local language) is the most beautiful and largest of the three waterfalls on the Serepok River. With its romantic mysterious beauty, Dray Nur is truly a must-see destination any visitor coming here. With the length of 250m, and height of 30m, Dray Nur Waterfall is famous for its purity and for its incredible legends. Dray Nur is an ideal attraction for adventurous travelers where visitors can go swimming, sightseeing the whole of Dray Nur and exploring the Cave, and visiting the E De ‘s Village as well.
13. Area community ecotourism Kotam
Located at 789 Phạm Văn Đồng, Ea Tu, Buôn Ma Thuột city, Dak Lak, Area community ecotourism Kotam a mixture of eco-minded resort and event center in a natural forested setting with a lake, gardens & dining. It is a nice and peaceful destination where visitors can rest their soul. The flowers are always in bloom during the year. Sitting in the longhouse, enjoy the quiet atmosphere, fresh air and feel the endless green. Especially, It has a big lake inside, which makes the air fresh and cozy. The opening hours are from 6 am – 6 pm and entrance price is 20 000 VND per adult and 10 000 VND per child.
14. Bao Dai Palace
Bao Dai Palace is a historical monument located at 4 Nguyen Du Street, Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province. The architect of the building has a strong feature of the Central Highlands style. Bao Dai Palace was built on an artificial hillock with the area of 2,135.8msq and 2m above ground. On a large campus, the building is surrounded by 100-year big trees, especially two symmetrical camphor trees at the gate. The house was formerly a stilt house where Sabatier – the French Government’s envoy live in the Central Highlands. Then the building was rebuilt for Bao Dai king’s use. Nowadays, Bao Dai Palace is famous for its beautiful architecture and is a place marking many historical and cultural events of Dak Lak province.
15. House exiled Ban Me Thuot
House exiled Ban Me Thuot is a historical place with a lot of things to see, lying in Tan Thuan, Tu An, Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak. It was built in 1930 with a large scale of 800 m2. Like another prison during the war, House exiled Ban Me Thuot witnessed the cruel crimes of the French. Coming here for the first time, visitors of Galatourist will be shocked by the amazing architecture dating back to the 20th century. To know more about the history of House exiled Ban Me Thuot and make your journey more interesting, visitors should rent a tour guide
16. Victory Monument Me Thuot
Situated on Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Thang Loi, Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak, Victory Monument Me Thuot witnessed the events of 10 March 1975 when VC and North Vietnamese troops liberated the city. It’s an interesting piece of socialist-realist sculpture, consisting of a column supporting a central group of figures holding a flag, with a modernist arch forming a rainbow over a concrete replica tank.
17. Mother Elephant rocks
The rock named Voi Me (Mother Elephant in English) is situated at the foot of Chu Yang Sin Mountains, Yang Tao commune, Lak District, Dak Lak Province. What makes Mother Elephant typical and become an ideal place for adventurous loves is its colors and the curving lines of this rock remind viewers of the back of a giant elephant. “Conquering” the rock is not too hard. From the ground, it only takes about 15 minutes to reach the top of by climbing over the gentle slopes. From the peak of Voi Me, visitors can see many scenic spots, such as the Yang Reh lake in the north or Chu Yang Sin mountains, the roof of the Central Highlands. But, in the summer, due to its location in high mountain, the average temperature of the rock can be up to 60-70 degrees Celsius, which make the travelers not conquer the peak of the mountain.
18. Đray Sáp Waterfall
Situated in Krong No district about 27 km from downtown Buon Ma Thuot city, Dray Sap is the name in the E De language which means the Misty Waterfall. This is a tranquil and peaceful spot to visit due to its beautiful beauty. The walk to the falls is very scenic and the views are spectacular. Nature has endowed Dray Sap Waterfall the rugged beauty of mountain and forest. The legend of the love story between a boy and a girl who lived in this area adds more colors to this waterfall. Traveling to Dray Sap waterfall, visitors can enjoy the pure air at night, welcome the dawn, hear the chirping of birds.
19. Yok Dok National Park
Located in Krông Na commune, Buôn Đôn District, Đắk Lắk Province, about 40 km to the west of Buôn Ma Thuột city, Yok Dok National Park has a variety of activities, ranging from or trekking in the forest, boating trip on the park’s Srepock River, catching and releasing “fishing and hammock time” where you can have a beer and watch the locals on the river at sunset, to swimming with the elephants. The park was established in 1991 with the total area of 1,155.45 km² of mainly dry deciduous forest. Yok Don National Park is one of the national parks sharing its borders Cambodia) to the west and is part of maybe the largest protected area complex in southeast Asia. It is also home to more than to 858 species of trees, 200 bird species, many reptiles, insects and 93 types of.
20. Ea Kao Lake
Situated only 12km to the Southeast of Buon Ma Thuot City, Ea Kao Lake is an attractive destination with an area of 120 ha. With its own unique beauty and exhilarating highlights, Ea Kao Lake is a modern sight full of the traditional essences. Especially, Ea Kao Lake is not only an attraction with the beautiful natural landscape with tranquil lakes; it also contributes to the region’s effort to preserve the environment and the precious cultural values of the ethnic minorities. Coming to the Ea Kao Lake Tourism Site, you will surely enjoy each moment relaxing within the fresh and invigorating atmosphere of Central Highlands.
The discovery of Dak Lak and Dak Nong province with lots of attractive spots will give our guests the opportunity to admire the wonderful beauty of mountainous landscapes in the highland of Vietnam as well as gain more knowledge about the culture of the locals dere, especially E’de people.