Daklak province is located at the centre of five different provinces in the Central Highlands of Vietnam where living mainly Ede ethnic group, with an altitude of 500m above sea level, adjacent to Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa in the East, Cambodia Kingdom in the West, Dak Nong and Lam Dong in the South and Gia Lai in the North. With an area of 13,125 km2 and 1,8 million residents in which consisting of 47 different ethnic groups, its bland climate can be devided into two distinct seasons: Rainy season from May to October and sunny season from November to April of the next year. The yearly average temperature is 24oC.
Main system rivers in Daklak are Ba River and S’repok River (with sub-branches: Krong Bong, Krong Pach, Krong Na and Krong No) and other small streams and sources. There are many waterfalls used for hydroelectric dams and diverse tourism activities such as DrayNur, Gia Long and Thuy Tien,… and many other large lakes like Lak, Ea kao, Ea Soup, Dak Minh,… these are attractive tourist spots, too.
Mountainous area of 1,000 m to 1,200 m above sea level accounts for 35% of the province area. Buon Ma Thuot Plateau, is 450m above sea level, accounts for 53,5%, with rich red soil and rather flat. It is propitious for growing the perennial industrial plants, raising livestock and afforesting. Low area, is raised by silt, for growing rice and steppe accounts for 12%. Timber reserves in Daklak forest are plentiful and it also preserves many kinds of rare and precious animals like elephant, tiger, puma, bear, wild boar and bull, etc…
Administrative units include: Buon Ma Thuot City and other districts: Ea H’leo, Ea Soup, Krong Nang, Krong Buk, Buon Don, Cu M’gar, Ea Kar, M’Drak, Krong Pak, Krong Ana, Krong Bong, Lak and Cu Kuin. Among them, Buon Ma Thuot City is the province’s economic,cultural and politic centre.
The potential for tourism development
Daklak, the heart of the Central Highlands, has an important strategic position in economic development; in the meantime, has sufficient potentials to bring tourism into a spearhead economic sector. With geoghraphic characteristics of a highland region, 47 different ethnic groups and diverse tourism resources, Daklak are known among many domestic and foreign tourists as an attractive destination. For many years passed by, the State’s interest in investment along with the province’s encouraging policies have helped Daklak tourism industry have significant stages of development.
Arrival in Daklak means coming to the land of many mountains, rivers, lakes and impressive waterfalls mingled with The Cultural Space of the Gongs in The Central Highlands – a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage” of the humanity. Along with the unique culture, Daklak is also the land of different indigenous groups’ pretty typical festivals known among domestic and foreign tourists like Elephant Race Festival, Gongs Culture Festival, River-wharf Worshipping Ceremony, Tomb abandoning Ceremony, etc… Especially, Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival has late been recognized by the Government as the National Festival held every two year in March.
In the context of economic integration, the developing orientation of a stable economic is taken into special consideration by the Province’s leaders. With strengths in human resources, abundant and diverse natural resources, convenient transportation systems, stable national security, huge potentials for tourism development and a leading goods consumption market in the Central Highlands, preferential policies for attractive investments are favorable conditions for the choice of the businessmen and investors to invest in Daklak province.
Ethnicity and religion
This land is fairly bearing different traditional cultures of many different ethnic groups with diverse, bold and traditional identity such as Kinh, Ede, M’nong, Jarai, Bahnar, etc…Religious deversity, Buddhist, Christian, Protestant,…This place also retains many oral epics as Damsan Epic, Xinh Nha Sonata with thousands of long sentences. The ancient customs and laws, the architecture of long house-on-stilts, tombs’ statues, etc…all made this land mysterious ad fastinated. The national musical instrument made from a long-known as Space of Gongs Culture in the Central Highlands, an intangible oral masterpiece of mankind – the Highlands’pride; Vietnamese folk culture; M’nong’s Lithophone (Lak), T’rung, Klong Put, Sedang’s Coan, flute, etc… You will have more chance to explore and attend the unique folk cultures, Water-wharf worshipping Ceremony; Happy new rice; Blow ear; Tomb abandoning (Pothi); Elephant race; Coffee festival, Gongs festival, etc…
Transportation net work here is rather convenient: N.Road 14 links Dak Lak to Plei Ku (Gia Lai Province) – 198 km, Dak Nong province and Ho Chi Minh City – 350 km; N.Road 26 to Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa province) – 180 km; N.Road 27 to Da Lat (Lam Dong province) – 200 km; N.Road 29 to Phu Yen province – 180 km. Along with roads by express bus, guest can reach Buon Ma Thuot by air by Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jestar. All flights are connected to Hanoi, Da Nang, Vinh, Ho Chi Minh City, Thanh Hoa, Hai Phong and vice versa.
About DakLak Tourism Information and Promotion Center
Address: 12 Tran Hung Dao Street, Buon Ma Thuot City, DakLak Province -Vietnam.
Tel: 0262 3517779 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DakLak Tourism Information and Promotion Center was established under Decision No. 1341/QĐ-UBND June 24, 2014 of People’s Committee of DakLak province. DakLak Tourism Information and Promotion Center is a Public service unit under the DakLak Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
DakLak Tourism Information and Promotion Center is a Public service unit under the DakLak Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It has private legal entity, with its own seal and may open accounts at the State Treasury and banks as prescribed by law.
• Collect process and provide information and services on tourism to management agencies and enterprises, tourists and Investors in tourism.
• Plan domestic and foreign tourism forecast and promotion programs; take part in building tourism products and types of tourism matching the state and province’s tourism orientation.
• Implement policies, strategies, plans and schedule of tourism promotion projects
• Co-coordinate with local management agencies to submit legal documents on tourism promotion to appropriate authorities; Responsible to deploy plans and projects approved by the authorities.
• Combine or preside over local, domestic and foreign tourism promotion activities. Coordinating to organize and take part in international fairs, conferences and workshops on tourism promotion inboard and outboard based on function and duty assigned by authorities
• Introduce tourism publications catering for tourism propaganda, promotion of DakLak province based on approved plan and program.
• Consult and find programs on tourism cooperation, collaborating with businesses in the tourism market survey, introducing places to set up branches for domestic and foreign tourist companies;
• Link with domestic and foreign travel companies to survey tourist routes and attractions to serve visitors; providing tourism services to tourist.
• To organize tourism training programs in management and profession to enhance skills in tourism activities in general.