Vietnam Tourist Guidebook 3

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS – DAK NONG PROVINCE 2

Ba Tang Waterfall It is a beautiful spot, 8km from Gia Nghia Town. To reach this waterfall, go along National Highway No14 in the contrary direc­tion to Buon Ma Thuot. The waterfall cas­cades down over three levels before reaching the stream below, hence its name Ba Tang (three-storey cascade). The waterfall is about 40m high. The first layer is not ... Read More »

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS – DAK NONG PROVINCE

DAK NONG PROVINCE Capital:  Gia Nghia Town Ethnic groups:  Viet (Kinh), E De, Nung, M’Nong, Tay Highlights:  Dray Sap, Dieu Thanh, Ba Tang waterfalls TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Pu Prang M’Nong Village From Gia Nghia Town, following Highway 14 towards Buon Ma Thuot City for about 28km then turn left for 2.5km, tourists will arrive at the Pu Prang Village (Dak Rung Commune, Dak ... Read More »

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS – DAK LAK PROVINCE 3

Jun Village Jun Village, a traditional village of M’Nong ethnic group, belongs to Lien Son Townlet, Lak District, nestling by the romantic Lak Lake and boasting the pristine beauty of a typical village in the Central Highlands. Despite historical upheavals, Jun Village has always been preserving and promoting its tra­ditional cultural identities and customs. The houses on stilts, the daily life’s ... Read More »

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Tomb of King of Elephant Hunters The real name of the king of elephant hunters is N’Thu Knul, a tribal chief. He is also wor­shipped as founder of the craft of hunting and taming elephants in Don Village. During his life, he had tamed hundreds of elephants. In 1861, he caught a white elephant and pre­sented it to the Royal ... Read More »

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS – DAK LAK PROVINCE

Capital:  Buon Ma Thuot City Ethnic groups:  Viet (Kinh), E De, Nung, M’Nong, Tay Highlights:  Buon Don Village, Lak Lake, Yok Don National Park TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Khai Doan Pagoda The pagoda was built in 1951-1953 on a large area at 89A Phan Boi Chau Road, Thong Nhat Ward, Buon Ma Thuot City. This is a pagoda of the Viet residents in Dak Lak ... Read More »

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS – GIA LAI PROVINCE 2

Dong Xanh Cultural Park Dong Xanh Cultural Park is situated in An Phu Commune, 10km from the center of Pleiku City. The park covers an area of 8ha and is built in the style of the Central Highlands. It opened in late 1999. The Central Highlands’ nha rong long stilt houses and statues of the tombs are displayed in this area. ... Read More »

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS – GIA LAI PROVINCE

Capital:  Pleiku City Ethnic groups:  Viet (Kinh), Gia Rai, Ba Na, Tay Highlights:   Pleiku, To Nung Lake, D’ko Tu Village TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Buu Nghiem Pagoda Buu Nghiem Pagoda was built in 1964 at 200 Duy Tan Road, in Dien Hong Ward, Pleiku City. In 1978, the main temple was restored. Over the past few years, Superior Thich Tu Huong has continued the ... Read More »

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS – KON TUM PROVINCE

  Capital:  Kon Tum City Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Xo Dang, Ba Na, Gie Trieng, Ra Glai Highlights:  Ba Na Village, Nha Rong (Communal House) TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Kon Tum Wooden Church Kon Tum Wooden Church, located on Nguyen Hue Street, Kon Tum City, is a unique architecture of wooden materials and good fine-arts. The church was built from 1913 to 1918, initi­ated by a ... Read More »

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OTHERS Da Lat Flower Park Da Lat Flower Park is famous for its diverse species of flowers. It is considered a natural museum that houses a fine collection of native and exotic flowers. The garden con­sists of at least 300 different kinds of flowers, hundreds of which are in blossom all year round. The garden is located at 2 Phu ... Read More »

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PAGODAS AND CATHEDRAL Linh Son Pagoda Linh Son Pagoda, located on Nguyen Van Troi St., was built in 1936 on a hill overlooking the centre of Da Lat. The pagoda has beei managed by a succession of monks. The present monk, Thich Tu Man, has been residing in the pagoda since 1964. In the middle altar, there is a 1,250kg ... Read More »