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Daklak Province

Dak Lak is a mountain province that is rich of big tourist potentiality. There are little places in the world that have so many beauty-spot as in Dak Lak province.

Geography

Dak Lak is located in southwest of Truong Son mountains with 11030’–13025’ North latitude and 107030’–109030 East longitude.

The province borders to Gia Lai Province to the North, Lam Dong and Binh Phuoc Provinces to the South, Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen Provinces to the East and Cambodia to the West with 240km of common frontier.

Politically, Đak Lak is divided into thirteen districts: Buôn Đôn, Cư Kuin, Cư M'gar, Ea H'leo, Ea Kar, Ea Súp, Krông Ana, Krông Bông, Krông Buk, Krông Năng, Krông Pak, Lắk, M'Drăk

The provincial capital, Buôn Ma Thuột, is a separate municipality.

Tourism

One of strong forces of Dak Lak Province is tourism. There are more and more investments in this field of activities for more efficient deployment. Average growth rate for period 1990-2000 was 30% per annum. In 1995, the province met only 70,100 participations, (4,250 participations of foreign travelers). In 2000, this number increased to 132,550, among which 7,790 man-times of foreign tourists. For the next period, Dak Lak Province has decided that the tourism is a breakthrough industry for the economic structural movement.

Dak Lak is a mountain province that is rich of big tourist potentiality. There are little places in the world that have so many beauty-spot as in Dak Lak province. The most famous sceneries are world-famous waterfalls such as Dray Sap, Gia Long, Trinh Nu, Krong Kmar, Bay Nhanh, Thuy Tien, Ba Tang..., large lagoons of 200-600ha area such as Lak, Ea Kao, Ea Don, Tay Lakes … suitable for sailing, surfing, fishing, entertainment activities. Coming to Dak Lak, travelers could visit primeval forests with diversified ecological systems and species in Yok Don National Park, Nam Ka Special Forest, Nam Nung, Ta Dung Conservation Zones. Constant development of hunting elephants and other big forest animals from time immemorial has made Buon Don regionally reputed as the brisk trading centre on the Central Highlands. Lac Giao Communal House is the place with stamps of Viet’s people on the highland. There are private palace of ex-imperator Bao Dai, Yang Prong Town – the Cham’s construction built in XIV century, Buon Ma Thuot Prison, Dak Tuor Cave, provincial museum in the center of Buon Ma Thuot City with small rough model of Buon Ma Thuot Victory in the all-out attack in the historical spring of 1975… Particularly, if Buon Ma Thuot City is taken as center, then almost all beautiful spots and relics of Dak Lak Province are within a circle of radius less than 50km that is very suitable for tourism.

On the other hand, Dak Lak is famous by its rich and multiform culture of customs and habits. There are not only imposing cultural heritage of native ethnic groups such as Ê dê, M’nông with remarkable epics such as Dam San, Dam Bri, Xinh Nha, genie lunar New Year pole, but also valuable tangible cultural heritages dan da (stone musical instrument), gongs.

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