Top 4 Most Beautiful Instagram Check-in Places In Dak Nong

Visitors who come to Dak Nong Province will never forget the high mountains with thick forests, natural lakes, and waterfalls. They will be also attracted by a great treasure of the unique cultures of the ethnic groups there.

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Recently, Dak Nong received more international attention from the travel-loving community because of its wild and majestic beauty. There were four places in Dak Nong that Sai Gon Tiep Thi readers voted in the categories of the program “Top 7 Impressions of Vietnam”.

Dray Sap and Leng Gung waterfalls were voted to be the “Top 7 magical waterfalls”, and Nam Kar volcano, Ta Dung National Park in the “Top 7 beautiful sceneries seen from the above”.

These destinations not only attract tourists by their attractive nature but are also impressed by the wild and magnificent beauty of the Central Highlands.

1. Dray Sap waterfall

Photo: Nguyen Hieu
Photo: Nguyen Hieu

Dray Sap is one of the most mesmerizing waterfalls which is located on the Serepok river, beside Gia Long and Dray Nur waterfalls.

This name is derived from a legend of a love story between a boy and a girl who lived in this area. Every day, H’Mi – the name of the girl – used to go to the milpa with her lover. One day, while resting on a flat stone, they saw a monster, whose head was as big as a mountain, eyes like bronze urns. Its body was glittery with silvery scales. Suddenly, the monster dived down from the sky and his trunk plunged into the ground, stirring up a colossal column of water. The monster spread out its large wings, flew around several times, making a fierce rain then flew away. In terrible shock, the girl disappeared into the mist. The boy was transformed into a big stump, whose roots stuck into the rock. This place was then called the Dray Sap, or Misty Waterfall.

Photo: Vntrip
Photo: Vntrip

According to Ede ethnic group, Dray Sap means “smoke waterfall,” because the water flows down from above in such a strong force that creates smoke. The best time to visit Dray Sap waterfall is from December to March.

2. Leng Gung Waterfall

Leng Gung waterfall, or Seven Floor Waterfall, is located in Nam Nung Nature Reserve, which belongs to Duc Xuyen Commune (Dak Nong Province). to the introduction of this provincial tourism agency, the waterfall is located in a system of streams and waterfalls originated According to the top of Nam Nung mountain, which is more than 1,500 m in height.

Photo: Ngoc Bao
Photo: Ngoc Bao

Like many other waterfalls in Vietnam, the number of “floors” in the waterfall’s name is about the layers of the waterfall, through the natural flow along the cliffs, forests, etc. Coming here, tourists will be able to witness the wild, rustic, majestic nature, and the fresh air from the green forests.

3. Nam Kar volcano

Located in Krong No district, the Nam Kar volcano range is considered one of the most beautiful and youngest volcanoes in Dak Nong Global Geopark. The Nam Kar volcano range is composed of three volcanoes in a valley in Phu Son village, Quang Phu commune, and Krong No district.

Photo: Vo Anh Tu
Photo: Vo Anh Tu

Being well-conserved the volcanoes are clearly very young, less than 10,000 years old. This is a must-see destination for those who love to study and explore the typical geological and geomorphic value of Dak Nong UNESCO Global Geopark. It is promised to be the most attractive tourist destination for the first visitors coming to Dak Nong.

“High on the watershed line looking far to the right, visitors will see the grandiose Krong No River, which is forever eroding the mountains to form a large and even paddy field. Local people have worked in this field for generations, yielding a very well-known rice variety. It is quite a surprise that there is such a large paddy field in the ripe rice area, sometimes yellow to ripe rice, other times green because of the young rice, or even dark brown rice is due. Altogether with some flocks of storks that embellishes the peaceful picture”, according to Dak Nong GeoPark.

4. Ta Dung National Park

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

Located in Ta Dung nature reserve in the territory of two communes Dak P’lao and Dak Som, Ta Dung lake possesses a unique natural landscape with more than 40 large and small islands on the large surface of the water. Many people think that when viewed from above, this place looks quite similar to Ha Long Bay.

Photo: Uncover Vietnam
Photo: Uncover Vietnam

The most ideal time to be able to fully admire the beauty of Ta Dung Lake is from July to December. Coming here, visitors can take a boat deep into the areas of the lake or visit some “floating oases” to have an interesting experience of the Central Highlands.

Charlotte Pho