Dak Nong travel experience for those who love to explore

Dak Nong mountains with specialties of sunshine, wind, and majestic nature is an ideal destination for those who love to travel and explore.

Dak Nong is a province located in the southwest of the Central Highlands, the terrain is interwoven between valleys, plateaus, and mountains. Like many other lands in the Central Highlands, the landscape here exudes the typical beauty of a vast green place, both wild and majestic, but also very poetic and charming.

Dak Nong attracts tourists by its pristine and lyrical natural landscape.  Photo: Bao Tran
Dak Nong attracts tourists with its pristine and lyrical natural landscape. Photo: Bao Tran

At the beginning of March 2020, temporarily away from the noisy city, Tran Ngoc Bao Tran, born in 1993 living in Ho Chi Minh City, joined a group of close friends to make a 2-day-one-night trip to Dak Nong. Here are the experiences summarized by Bao Tran after the trip to help save costs and still have a complete experience.


You can go to Dak Nong almost any time of the year. The rainy season usually lasts from April to the end of November, suitable for experiencing the feeling of conquering the white waterfalls in the middle of the thousand. The dry season is from December to March next year, the weather is dry and relatively pleasant, making traveling more convenient. March is also the time when coffee flowers bloom in a dreamy white forest.


Dak Nong is about 250 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors can travel by many different means such as motorbikes, cars or coaches. Prestigious bus companies to Dak Nong have Phuong Trang, Duyen Ha, Dong Tam, Hoang Long… with fares ranging from 160,000 to 320,000 VND/person. Or you can also depart from Buon Ma Thuot or Gia Lai, where there are flights to many provinces in the country.


“Going to Dak Nong, you should stay at Uncle Dong’s homestay once,” suggested Bao Tran. The house is located in the Dak Glong district (Dak Nong), with a convenient location where you can see the whole view of Ta Dung lake at dawn and dusk. It has a large campus for visitors to comfortably take photos, a sun terrace and a picnic area for outdoor barbecues.

Homestay Dong's house is where Tran's group stayed during their 2 day and 1 night trip in Dak Nong.  Photo: Bao Tran
Homestay “Uncle Dong’s house” is where Tran’s group stayed during their 2 day and 1 night trip in Dak Nong. Photo: Bao Tran

Room price: ranges from 600,000 VND to 1.4 million VND. Tents for 2 people cost 300,000 VND/piece.

Guests also need to consider carefully when choosing to stay in a tent or a room. Staying in the tent allows you to mingle with the beautiful nature, but it will be a bit inconvenient in terms of hygiene, bathing, living in the dark and especially if you are afraid of insects, you should not stay in the tent, because at night. There are many types of winged termites and insects flying in.


According to Bao Tran, Ta Dung Lake is a must-see attraction when traveling to Dak Nong. Dubbed “Ha Long Bay of the Central Highlands”, the beauty of this place has a harmonious and attractive blend of sea, forest, sky, clouds, with a clear lake surface reflecting the blue color of clouds and sky. dotted by numerous small islands emerging. One of the interesting experiences in Ta Dung is watching the sunrise and sunset by the lake, or organizing a BBQ party at night with friends.

In addition, visitors can also visit Lieng Nung waterfall, Truc Lam Dao Nguyen Zen Monastery, Ea Sno lake, Dak Glong pine forest, Dak Glong guava garden and participate in unique traditional festivals of ethnic minorities. Local events take place all year round such as buffalo stabbing ceremony, alley worshiping ceremony, new rice festival… Don’t forget to enjoy the rustic delicacies of this land such as can wine, lam rice, bitter eggplant, forest sour bamboo shoots, hot pot. forest leaves, Serepok river trout, Dak Glong guava, Duc Lap coffee and Tuy Duc sweet potato…

“Dak Nong tourism is an ideal opportunity to mingle with nature, enjoy the fresh air of the mountains and forests. However, this land is still unspoiled, with few places to visit, many insects at night, so there are many insects in this land. more suitable for exploration than relaxation”, Bao Tran shared. She also reminds everyone to pay attention to driving speed, obey traffic laws when entering Dak Nong territory because traffic police are everywhere and you will be “whispered” immediately if you violate the regulations. Follow vnexpress