48. Dak Nong Province – Central Highlands

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Capital: Gia Nghia Town

Population (2018): 574.7 thousand people

Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), E De, Nung, M’nong, Tay

Highlights: Dray Sap, Dieu Thanh, Ba Tang waterfalls Ta Dung national Paris

Dak Nong Map

TOURIST ATRRACTIONS

Gia Nghia Town

Gia Nghia Town is 110km from Buon Ma Thuat city, 110km from Dong Xoai, 153km form Da Lat city, and 235km from Ho Chi Minh City.

A lot of lakes in Gia Nghia town. It’s wonderful atmosphere over there.

Gia Nghia City

Dieu Thanh Waterfall

For a long time, Dieu Thanh waterfall has won kudos for its pristine and poetic beauty. Dieu Thanh waterfall is located on Dak Tit Stream, the natural border between Nhan Co Commune and Quang Tan Commune. This waterfall has been stood in the middle of mountain and forest since time immemorial, despite various changes of the surround scene and natural enviroment.

Dieu Thanh waterfall

Ta Dung National Park

“It was amazing view like Vinh Ha Long in the north of viet nam. There were not much hotel or homestay around there to stay some days. We found Freedom Green Village which is right at Ta Dung National Park, it was amazing farm stay and people there.” – A comment from traveller.

Ta Dung Lake

FESTIVAL

New Rice Ceremony of the M’Nong

New Rice Ceremony

New Rice Ceremony is annually organised when paddy ripens, signalling a bumper crop. According to the M’Nong custom, New Rice Ceremony is usually held in the evening. The host spreads out fresh banana leaves inside a large bamboo basket, then put the cooked rice, chicken on them, and takes a bowl of rice with a wax-lamp stand inside for worshipping ceremony. Tools of production are also put on the basket. The host puts some rice, pig’s bllod, cock’s blood, and can alcohol on the blades of those tools to express the gratitude to them for their help in harvesting crop. After the worshipping ritual, the host serves the meal on banana leaves, and invites guests to enjoy. Each household sends one representative to the ceremony. Those who cannot go will receive a gift, which comprises of a big bowl of rice, and some pieces of meat and fish. After the meal, all the villagers drind can alcohol.

Source: TITC. Photo: Internet

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