Ta Dung lake is a valley in Dak P’lao commune and Dak Som commune, Dak Glong district, Dak Nong province. The lake is located in Ta Dung nature reserve with a very unspoiled landscape but stands out with the spectacular image of the water. That charming beauty is favored by tourists as ”Ha Long Bay of the Central Highlands”. Today Toplist will share with readers useful experiences when traveling and backpacking Ta Dung Lake.
Moving to Ta Dung Lake Dak Nong
There are 2 options for you to get to Ta Dung Lake: By
bus: From Ho Chi Minh City. From Ho Chi Minh City, you take a bus to Gia Nghia town, Dak Nong province (280km away). Or from Buon Ma Thuot, take a bus to Gia Nghia (160km). Then you can rent a motorbike or take a bus or taxi to Ta Dung Lake. From Gia Nghia town to Ta Dung about 45 km.
Riding a motorbike: This is the ideal way to backpack for those who are passionate about backpacking. You can take the initiative in the time and go to the place easily. From Ho Chi Minh City you follow Highway 13, from Buon Ma Thuot you follow Highway 14 to Gia Nghia town. From Gia Nghia, you run along Highway 28 to Di Linh through Quang Khe district to Ta Dung.
Where to stay when traveling to Ta Dung lake?
For the convenience of traveling to Ta Dung Lake for sightseeing, you can choose Tadung Topview Homestay (Uncle Dong’s house) in Dak Som Commune, Dak Glong district. This homestay in Ta Dung Lake currently has only 5 rooms, including a double room of 700,000 VND/night. If staying 3 people, there will be an additional surcharge of 100,000 VND. The rooms here are very comfortable, the toilet is quite luxurious and clean.
Ideally, you should book a room and deposit a week in advance, to avoid a full room, especially on weekends.
Depending on your preferences, the number of people going, you can choose the type of room you like. In addition to the dorm room type, the homestay also provides tents in case the room runs out or likes to experience the cold when the dew drops. However, will use the shared toilet, the price is 300,000 VND / tent / 2 people. In addition, you can also choose to stay at a cheap Dak Nong hotel right in the center for convenient sightseeing and moving to other tourist destinations.
Delicious food in Ta Dung
Backpacking Ta Dung Lake doesn’t stop at just watching the majestic waterfalls or discovering the unique ecosystem of the mountains and forests. You can enjoy the dishes of the Central Highlands such as grilled chicken with lam rice, wine can, …
Can wine: Currently, it is not only available in the Central Highlands, but also stored in bricks and sold to the lowlands. Coming to Dak Nong, you must definitely enjoy can wine, which is both a specialty and a typical cultural beauty of this land.
Lam rice: When you eat a piece of rice, you will feel the aroma of sticky rice and the scent of the forest, very firm but flexible. Even without food, one can still see the full flavor. These are the unforgettable specialties in your trip to discover Ta Dung Lake!
Guava Dak Glong: Ta Dung is not only beautiful and poetic but also has many delicious and attractive specialties for us to enjoy. Dak Glong guava is one of the most famous specialties here that you should not miss. Even though Dak Glong guava is small in size, the taste is extremely delicious. It makes anyone who has tasted it, will never forget it.
Suggest some delicious restaurant addresses such as:
- Ta Dung Marina
- Lodge restaurant Dak Nong in Gia Nghia town
- Hoang Ngan restaurant near Thien Nga lake, Gia Nghia town
- Thuy Cuong goat shop on Hung Vuong street
- Cao Nguyen restaurant on Nguyen Van Troi street.
The right time
In Dak Nong, the year is clearly divided into dry season (lasting from November to April next year) and rainy season (taking place from May to October). If you want to enjoy the majestic nature with large white waterfalls, you should choose the buying season. But if for a more convenient journey, you should go to Ta Dung – Dak Nong in the dry season.
Ta Dung is located in the Central Highlands, so the climate in the year is quite hot. However, Ta Dung Lake is a shady green tourist ecosystem, so this place is quite cool and pleasant. Young people can do their backpacking trip all year round without worrying at all. Ta Dung Lake is probably the most beautiful from September and lasts until December, Because at this time, Dak Nong rains more, making the trees on the small islands on the lake become green. The lake’s high water is suitable for tourists to walk around the lake to admire the scenery.
What to visit when backpacking Ta Dung Lake?
Coming to Ta Dung Lake, of course, you will not miss this place, right? Seeing Ta Dung Lake from above, you will not be overwhelmed by the beauty of nature. With about 40 large and small oases, undulating on the lake surface, everything in front of you is very poetic and interesting.
Right at the homestay, there is a swimming pool with a beautiful view overlooking Ta Dung Lake. From this swimming pool, you can see the whole view of Ta Dung lake from above. The charming scenery of the country seems to be in the eye. Or struggling in the clear water in the pool, while admiring the wonderful scenery from nature. Take a boat to Ta Dung Lake to admire the scenery: right at the boat station, there is a place to park motorbikes. You can rent a boat to visit the campsite, visit the scenery around the lake. It is possible to stay on the islands to camp overnight, enjoy the calm atmosphere of the majestic Central Highlands mountains.
Boat ride to the lake: Great feeling like you are traveling to real Ha Long Bay. There are many small undulating oases here, the water is clear and very cool. Take a boat trip to admire the lake and immerse yourself in nature, you will feel the peace here. The landscape is still wild, but that’s why many people love the rusticity of Ta Dung Lake in the middle of the sunny and windy Central Highlands. Along the way to Ta Dung, you can visit Lieng Nung Waterfall, the fairy waterfall of Dak Nong. . Located about 37 km from the homestay, Lien Nung waterfall is an ideal place to explore and bathe in the waterfall.
Vinlove has just shared with you some travel experiences, backpacking at Ta Dung Lake, Dak Nong, wish you a useful and interesting trip.