In 10 gorgeous attractions in the Central Highlands of Vietnam (Part 1), you have discovered some characteristics about Ta Dung Lake in Dak Nong; Bien Ho Lake and Pleiku Tea Hill in Gia Lai; Trung Nguyen Coffee Village in Dak Lak and Yok Don National Park in Kon Tum. Let’s continue with the other 5 gorgeous attractions in this part 2.
Chu Dang Ya Volcano
Chu Dang Ya is the next tourist destination in the discovery of the beauty of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Chu Dang Ya has a gentle but impressive beauty and is also one of the typical beauties of the highlands of Vietnam. It is about 30km northeast of Pleiku City center in Ploi Iagri Village, Chu Dang Ya Commune, Chu Pah District, Gia Lai Province. Chu Dang Ya is about 20km from Bien Ho Lake, so if you come to the Central Highlands to visit "PleiKu eyes", don't forget to pay a visit to Chu Dang Ya.
You don't need to go to Da Lat City to go sightseeing the bright yellow blooms of wild sunflowers on the roadside or the vast green tea hills, you just go to Chu Dang Ya to enjoy the attractive and peaceful beauty of all things above. The more special thing that differs Chu Dang Ya from other tourist destinations in Vietnam is that this is an inactive volcano, a volcanic site dating back to millions of years of the Vietnamese plateau.
Chu Dang Ya is actually a volcano appearing millions of years and has been inactive now
The perfect time to visit Chu Dang Ya is from October to February. Since this is the dry season of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, the weather is favorable for trips and outdoor activities. Especially in November, there are wild sunflowers blooming brilliantly all over the roads and on the slopes of Chu Dang Ya Volcano.
Lak Lake is a well-known tourist destination in the Central Highlands because it is the largest freshwater lake in Dak Lak Province. The lake is surrounded by the vast virgin forests which make this place a tourist destination in Vietnam that gives visitors relaxation and the feeling of being tiny before the majestic and mysterious nature.
Lak Lake is easily reachable because it takes up the largest area in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and is located at the intersection between Buon Ma Thuot City and Da Lat City.
Tourists will be extremely impressed by the untouched beauty of the large lake and virgin forests. The harmony in beauty of mountains, forests, trees and lakes creates the best picture of nature.
Lak Lake brings a feeling of peace and calmness to tourists
Dry season (from October to the end of March) is the most suitable time to visit the lake. During this time, wild sunflowers and coffee flowers bloom everywhere making the scenery become so beautiful and brilliant. The rain will rarely show up at this time so visitors can participate in many interesting activities such as boating on the lake, sightseeing nature and taking nice pictures in the sun.
Mang Den Eco-tourism Area
Mang Den Eco-tourism Area is located in Mang Den Village, Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province. This place is a plateau of the Truong Son Range with cool, humid and cold climate all year round including 9 months of rain and 3 months of dry.
Mang Den Eco-tourism Area is an attractive destination in the trip to the Central Highlands of Vietnam because anyone who comes here will be reminded by the impressive beauty of this ecotourism area, which comes from the crooked roads, the bright red patches of the sunset, the brilliant sunshine and the beautiful tiny roofs hidden in the smog.
Mang Den is a typical tourist attraction with diverse terrain, vegetation, traditional villages, mountains, forests, waterfalls, gardens and flowers. Therefore, tourists coming here often compare this place to a new Da Lat - a gentler and quieter Da Lat. If Da Lat City has Datanla Waterfall or Dambri Waterfall, Mang Den Ecotourism Area also has Pa Sy Waterfall - a waterfall with fragile beauty in the wild and quiet atmosphere of Mang Den.
The beautiful hydrangea garden in Mang Den
If you come to Mang Den, don't forget to drop by the Statue Garden close to Pa Sy Waterfall. This is a place to display many wooden sculptures created by local artisans. These wooden statues bring both artistic value and cultural value to the local people. People here are not rich, but they have a very strong community spirit and good natural conditions. They live in harmony with nature in a simple but loving way.
You will have the chance to immerse yourself in the rhythm of the local people’s lives, to enjoy the time of "slow living" and relax to forget all troubles of the hustle and bustle in the city. You can also visit a strawberry garden or an organic greenhouse to plant trees or harvest fruits such as cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, orchids and gerbera. After that, you can buy agricultural products that you harvested before as gifts for family or friends.
Indochina’s T-Junction is a destination that has both touristic and historical significance of the country. Indochina’s T-Junction, located in Bo Y Commune, Ngoc Hoi District, Kon Tum Province, lies at the boundary of 3 Indochina Countries (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia). Locals or tourists say that this is a place where "the three countries are waken up by the rowing of a cock.”
Visitors will feel extremely satisfied and refreshed when they enjoy the mountainous scene as well as feel patriotic when reaching the border area of the three countries.
Indochin’s T- Junction is a significant milestone for the three Indochinese Countries
Don't forget to "check in" at the border landmark - the important boundary of the three Indochina Countries. This sacred landmark is built of granite with a triangular cylinder design representing the three neighboring countries. Each side with the name and the emblem facing towards each country. During the war time, this was a legendary place associated with many soldiers and volunteers sacrificed in the battle. Today, this is a place known as an attractive tourist destination in Vietnam with important historical imprints and great significance of all three Southeast Asian Countries.
Kon Klor Suspension Bridge
The final tourist destination in Vietnam for our journey is the most famous bridge in the Central Highlands - Kon Klor Suspension Bridge. It is situated in Kon Klor Village, Kon Tum City, Kon Tum Province. The popularity of this bridge comes from the fact that Kon Klor is the longest and largest cable-stayed bridge in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and is extremely important to local people because it is a bridge connecting the two banks of Dak Bla River.
Kon Klor Bridge is 292 meters long and 4.5 meters wide and was built for nearly 30 years. The bridge is painted with orange and yellow, which is very prominent and impressive to the tourists. If you go there, you can also visit Bah Nar - Kon Klor Village to experience the culture, customs and habits of the local people through Vietnamese cultural activities such as drinking tube wine with local people, visiting coffee gardens or fruit trees and exploring the wild and untouched nature of this village.
This is a 30-year-old bridge painted with striking colors
The villagers are extremely hospitable, so if you want to stay overnight and join in Vietnamese cultural activities with local people, they will leave you with unforgettable memories during your trip to the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Gathering with the locals around the flickering fire, listening to ethnic music and enjoying the local cuisines are the most memorable experiences.
Above is the answer to the question "What are the gorgeous attractions in the Central Highlands of Vietnam?”. Each tourist destination in Vietnam mentioned above has its own unique beauty of the highlands of Vietnam. You can choose to go to any of these above destinations, and it will bring you great experiences!
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