Central Highlands Vietnam- Top 4 destinations to explore
Vietnam is known as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Besides excellent cuisine, friendly people, the country makes visitors overwhelmed by gorgeous scenery, as well as the unique culture. Vietnam has a great variety of types of topography and climate; hence each region has particular features to explore. Central Highlands Vietnam is a special part of S shape lands with a different weather condition, flora and fauna, terrain, inhabitants, and culture. Those things have turned the Central Highlands into a promising destination. The following four prominent destinations will prove this land worth it.
Central Highlands Vietnam – The World Coffee Museum
The World Coffee Museum is located in Buon Me Thuot City, Dak Lak province. Coffee is one of the most significant contributions to Vietnam’s agricultural revenue, in particular, and to the national economy, in general. Currently, Vietnam is the second-biggest coffee producer in the world with two main types: Robusta and Arabica. Also, coffee plays a vital role in the daily life of the Vietnamese. This led to the creation of the Coffee World Museum in the Central Highlands – Vietnam’s leading coffee growing and production area.
The museum is the meeting place for “coffee culture” enthusiasts all over the world. It displays up to 10,000 artifacts related to coffee. The museum’s main tasks include: connecting coffee lovers, recreating the history of coffee production, displaying artworks and objects related to coffee, as well as being a place to organize varied events. With a unique design, the World Coffee Museum offers visitors an authentic experience with all five senses. Of course, here you can enjoy different coffee flavors, including exceptional coffee made by the Ede ethnic minority.
Central Highlands Vietnam – Yok Don National Park
Yok Don National Park is located in both Dak Nong and Dak Lak provinces. Because of its large area, this place possesses a rich and diverse flora and fauna ecosystem, most notably, the dipterocarp forest. The park is rated A at the international level of importance. Yok Don National Park is divided into three different zones: strict protection area, ecological rehabilitation area, and service area. If you are a nature lover, you really should visit the park.
A typical feature of Yok Don is the dipterocarp forest ecosystem with diverse and abundant flora. The total number of plant species reaches 858 with 116 species of woody tree with high economic value, 100 species of precious medicinal plants, many ornamental trees, and commercial trees providing raw materials for the production of handicrafts.
Yok Don also has an impressive number of animals. There are 489 animal species, including birds, amphibians, mammals, insects, and reptiles, with distinctive characteristics of Southeast Asia. Here live 36 rare and precious species, 17 of which are listed in the red book. Many ethnic minority groups live around the park, such as Laos, Tay, Ede, Muong, etc.
At Yok Don National Park, you can also explore Bay Nhanh Waterfall – one of the most majestic waterfalls in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Watching the majestic waterfall with seven branches in the quiet forest is an extraordinary experience. You should also experience climbing to Mount Yok Don. You should also experience climbing to Mount Yok Don, as well as learning about the daily life of indigenous people. Surely this destination will make your trip more exciting.
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Central Highlands Vietnam – Langbiang Mountain
Langbiang Mountain is located 12 km to the north of Dalat city and belongs to Lac Duong town, Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province. Langbiang Mountain is 2167 meters high. At the foot of the mountain are villages of ethnic minority groups with unique traditional cultural features. This is the best destination to operate dirt bike tours in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Langbiang actually consists of two different mountains – the Father Mountain and the Mother Mountain. Legend has it that once upon a time, there was a man and a woman who were deeply in love. They are K’Lang and H’Biang. However, the battle between their two tribes caused them to be separated from each other forever. H’Biang was dead after being shot by a poisoned arrow. After his love’s death, K’Lang unites the two tribes into one called K’Ho. Then both of their tombs turned into two imposing mountains next to each other.
Nowadays, Langbiang is not only an ordinary mountain for tourists to conquer and admire the beauty of nature, but also a venue for many types of entertainment services. One of the best things for you to try here is paragliding since you can watch the whole stunning Dalat from above. Another attraction not to be missed is The Century Valley, where you can witness the space of gong culture and try the tasty local wine. Trekking and reaching the top of Langbiang is undoubtedly a glorious, unforgettable moment for anyone who loves overcoming challenges. You can also go to other superb attractions such as Dankia Hill or the Golden Stream by specialized vehicles. Another tip is that you should try the barbecue here – this dish is extraordinary.
Central Highlands Vietnam – Phu Cuong Waterfall
Located about 45 kilometers southeast of Pleiku city, Phu Cuong Waterfall is one of the most beautiful attractions in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. With a height of 45 meters, the waterfall has magnificent wild beauty. It flows on the lava background of an inactive volcano. To reach this waterfall, you must go through long sturdy iron stairs. Here you can admire the spectacular scenery of the vast forest.
The road leading to the resort consists of two small trails. One leads to Phu Cuong Waterfall, while the other runs down to La Peet Stream. In the rainy season, the La Peet Stream looks exquisite yet a bit dangerous. You can immerse yourself in freshwater here only in the dry season. You can also explore the area by riding an elephant, which is surely a fascinating experience. Phu Cuong Waterfall is an ideal area for trekking and camping as well, so you should not go alone. For maximum excitement, please join a group.
In addition to the four destinations above, the Central Highlands Vietnam has countless other attractive places such as Nhon Hoa elephant village, Ta Dung, Mang Den eco-tourism area, Gia Long waterfall, Dak Mil, Chu Dang Ya, etc. Coming to these places, you can contemplate outstanding scenes, experience super fun activities, and enjoy impressive dishes as well. This is going to be an excellent trip with no regret.
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