Now that we’ve guided you through South and North Central Coast, it’s high time we let you know what the most exquisite areas in the Central Highlands are. With this post, we’re closing the topic covering the region of Central Vietnam. So, stay with us and find out where else to go in Central Vietnam, before we move on to discovering other incredible parts of the country. 

Road to Kon Blong, Central Highlands (image source: travelfish.org)

Lush forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and picturesque lakes surrounded by beautiful mountains are only some of the reasons why you’ll fall in love with Central Highlands as soon as you start discovering the area. The provinces of these regions are well-known for a large number of local ethnic groups and their amusing festivals. Some of the ethnicities living in this area are Ede, Gia Rai, Ba Na, and Xe Dang.

Beauties of Central Highlands you shouldn’t miss

If you are into ecotourism, Mang Den is the right place for you. Considered as the second mistiest town in Vietnam (after Da Lat) this resort town is located in Kon Plong District, Kon Tum Province. Its scenic landscape, including pine trees, natural lakes, and waterfalls, spiced up with the fresh breeze all year long is a real treat for the lovers of intact nature. It’s also a habitat for a large number of interesting floral species, including Fujian cypress, red pine trees, Aquilaria plant, and cinnamon. On the other hand, it is also home to animals such as chamois and python.

Lake in Mang Den (image source: whereto.vn)

There’s probably no better place to experience the vividness of the local spirit in Central Highlands than Buon Ma Thuot Market, located in the capital of Dak Lak Province. The market also works at night. Besides getting in touch with local people, you’ll also have the awesome chance of buying local products and tasting local food. We recommend ordering Banh Trang Nuong, a street version of pizza, with vegetables, meat, and eggs, grilled on charcoal. At this market, you can also find some really great coffee, black pepper, and avocado.

Banh Trang Nuong Preparation at Buon Ma Thuot Market (image source: wordpress.com)

If you find yourself in Dak Lak Province looking for some peace, don’t hesitate to visit Dak Mil Lake. The lovely scenery is ideal for taking a stroll and enjoying some relaxing moments without the crowds of tourists. In this area, you may also get a chance to get in touch with people from local hill tribes living near the lake.

Dak Mil Lake (image source: vietnam-travel.org)

Finally, if you want to have a real adventure in the area of Central Highlands, there’s another interesting destination in Dak Lak Province! Yok Don National Park is the place where you can take part in numerous entertaining activities in nature.

Yok Don National Park (image source: tripadvisor.com)

In the area of the park, you can wander observing numerous species of birds living there. On the other hand, if you don’t want to walk, you can have an exciting elephant ride through the lush forests of this protected area. Amusing, isn’t it?