Like other provinces in the central highlands of Vietnam, Dak Nong is known as the beautifully wild destination, having nice lake, waterfalls, picturesque landscape and diverse culture of several ethnic groups. Dak Nong borders with Binh Phuoc, Dak Lak, Lam Dong province and Cambodia to west. This province is not on the list of the top places to visit in a Vietnam tour package, but if you look for a Vietnam discovery tour, Dak Nong might be included on the way from Da Nang to Da Lat.
How to get there
By road: Dak Nong is about 250km from Ho Chi Minh city and local buses are availble. If you travel on your own, find your way to the Mien Dong bus station to buy the ticket.
Best time to visit Dak Nong
The rainy season is from May to October and this is the best time to see nice waterfalls, but dry season from November to April is best to travel and to see festivals, wild flowers,etc.
Things to do in Dak Nong
Lakes: Dak Nong has three beautiful lakes which are Ea Sno lake, West lake and Truc lake and surrounded by green mountains and villages of E De ethnic.
Waterfalls: There are some nice waterfalls in Dak Nong, but still little known to tourists like Đắk Buk, Đray sap, Gia Long, Trinh Nữ, Đắk G’lun, Diệu Thanh waterfall. If you travel to Dak Nong, take your time to visit one of these falls.
Nam Nung ecotourism: This site has natural, cultural and historical values blessed with cool climate, beautiful pine forest and amazing 7 storey waterfall. In the near future, Nam Nung ecotourism zone will be invested more to become the key attraction in Dak Nong.
Tà Đùng natural reserve: Considered as the masterpiece of the highlands, Ta Dung is an untouched rainforest, offering wild and mysterious beauty. A great destination in Dak Nong to trek through the wood and see a lot of animals and insects, steep and rocky slopes, deep abysses and tangled bushes.
Chư Bluk cave: Found in 2014, Chư Bluk is the longest volcanic cave in Southeast Asia, promising a ideal place for discovery tour.
Festivals: Traditional festivals are essential part of spiritual life of ethnic groups living in Dak Nong. Elephant race festival and Gong Chieng festival are great to see.
Accommodation in Dak Nong
For an adventure and discovery tour to Dak Nong, Holiday to Indochina suggests that you stay overnight in a homestay or treehouse. However, if you want comfort, Gia Nghia Lodge and Police hotel are our recommendations.