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    Telephone code: ( 84-50 )
    Area: 45,946 km2
    Population: 2,460,600

    The Central Highlands cover the southern part of the Truong Son Mountain Range. The region, which is home to many ethno-linguistic minority groups: Gia Lai, EDe, Ba Na, Xe Dang, Ra Glai, M'nong is renowned for it cool climate, beautiful mountain scenery and innumerable streams, lakes and waterfalls.

    D'raysap Waterfall

    Buon Don (Daclak Province)
    Buon Don is well known as the native land of elephant hunters and trainers throughout Southeast Asia. Visitors to Buon Don will still have a chance to ride the Elephants.

    D'raysap Waterfall (Daclak Province)
    D'raysap Waterfall means the fall of mist in E De language. The powerful flow of water falling creates foam and mist as it touches the water below. The echo of the falling water can be heard from a long distance all year round.

    Ba Na Village (Kontum Province)
    You will see the beautiful wooden stilt houses here, the staircase leading to a house is made of a tree trunk, each of the step is meticulously chiseled, reflecting the carving skills of Ba Na men. Ba Na ethnic group are famous nationally for their hunting skills. Ba Na People always keep a fire going in the middle of their house; family members and friends sit around the fire to have drink, eat and talk.

    Lac Lake (Daclak Province)
    On the lakeside is a magnificent palace owned by Emperor Bao Dai. Standing on the balcony of the second floor, you will get a panoramic view of the valley and the lake below. The remains the Royal Boat that was boarded for short cruises by the owner of the palace whenever Bao Dai stayed in the palace.

    Rong House
    The Rong House is an activity centre, adjacent to a wooden church built on stilts. The Rong House is the scene of important local events like meeting, weddings, festivals, prayer sessions and so on.


    Located on the highest West Highlands of the Central Vietnam and 70% is covered by mountain and forests, Dalat is one of the youngest cities in the nation. It was founded by a French doctor, Alexander Yersin in 1893. Today it is the main city of Lam Dong province. Dalat is known as the City of Love and Le Petit Paris. Climatologists call Dalat "The City of eternal spring" thanks to its average temperature that never falls under 10oC in winter and never exceeds 20oC in summer.

    Da Nhim Lake

    Because of this favorable climate, Dalat is a flower garden all year. With beautiful views, waterfalls, lakes, pine forests, flower gardens and French-built villas. Its economy is based primarily on tourism.

    Bao Dai's Summer Palace
    Built in the French colonial style for the last king of the Nguyen dynasty, it is 4km from the city centre. A display of photographs shows the royal family enjoying themselves at the palace.

    Prenn Falls
    Plunges in to a misty valley, the foot of the fall is a small valley covered with flowers and pine trees.

    Xuan Huong Lake
    Is a beautiful lake located in the centre of Dalat. It is a poetic site, attracting visitors and lovers.

    Valley of Love
    So named by King Bao Dai, it is covered by towering pine trees. In 1972, Da Thien Lake was added in the valley and thanks to this enhancement, the valley has become more poetic and more seductive for visitors.

    Cat Tien National Park
    240km from Saigon, it is a primitive forest with an area 36,000 ha. The forest has a diverse and rich ecosystem, it is home to valuable giant trees such as red wood tree and bang lang. It is also the habitat of some quiet large specimens of local fauna, including elephants, bisons, the Java rhinoceros, the gaur - recently discovered species of wild ox - bears and leopards.

    Dankia Lake
    Situated at the foot of Lang Biang Mountain. Lak village, with its ethnic minorities of the West Highlands, kept its traditional customs. It is an ideal site for ethnological tourism.

    Da Nhim Lake - Ngoan Muc Pass
    40 km to the east of Dalat, it will make the visitors feel small in the splendid nature and it is an area of stunning natural beauty despite the presence of Phanrang - Da Nhim hydro - electric plant.

    Pong Gua waterfalls
    50km from Dalat City, argued to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the whole of Indochina.

    Dambri Waterfalls
    In Bao Loc District, the highest waterfall in the region.

    Linh Son Pagoda
    Situated on a hill 700m from the centre of Dalat, it was built in 1938. In the middle altar, there is a 1250kg Sakyamuni Buddha bronze statue molded in 1952.

    Dalat Cathedral
    It was built between 1931 and 1942 for use by French residents and holidaymakers. The cross on the spire is 47m above the ground. Inside, the stained-glass windows bring a hint medieval Europe to Dalat.