DAK NONG PROVINCE

Square: 6515,6 km2.
Population:
510,6 thousands people (2010).
Town: Gia Nghia Town.
Districts: Dak Nong, Dak R'Lap, Dak Mil, Dak Song, Cu Jut, Krong No, Tuy Duc.

OVERVIEW

Dak Nong Province is surrounded by Dak Lak Province, Lam Dong Province, BinhPhuoc Province and Cambodia. Gia Nghia Town is 245km from Ho Chi Minh City, 179km from Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan) and 125km from Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak). The average temperature is 24ºC. Dak Nong is suitable for tourists who like discovering superb natural fall scenery.

Dak Nong Province - Vietnam Tourism

Dak Nong Province - Vietnam Tourism

HISTORY

Until recently, Đắk Nông was part of the larger Đắk Lắk Province, but is now fully independent. Before 1975, Đắk Nông was part of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam), and Đắk Nông Province was formerly named Quang Duc Province, but after the 1975 Viet Cong conquest over the South in the Vietnam War, Quang Duc was conjoined with Đắk Lắk Province. For Đắk Nông's history, please see Đắk Lắk Province.

GEOGRAPHY

Dak Nong Province is located on Central Highlands. It is surrounded by Dak Lak Province on the north, Lam Dong Province on the east and south-east, Binh Phuoc Province and Cambodia on the west.

Dak Nong has even and flat terrain with vast plain and plenty of grasslands on the east. The south is flood plain with many lakes and lagoons. There are main rivers such as Ba, Serepok, other small rivers, and high waterfalls.

CLIMATE

The weather is quite temperate. The average temperature is 24ºC. The dry season extends from November to April following year. It is windy, cold and dry. The rainy season lasts from May to October with high amount of rainfall.

TOURISM

Dak Nong has flat cultivated surface, mainly bazan. So the province has the advantage for industrial tree especially coffee tree. By there, the traditional culture of ethnic groups is diversified and distinct.

Dak Nong is suitable for tourists who like discovering superb natural fall scenery. Coming to Dray Nur Waterfall, one can hear the murmur sound of its flow from afar, and coming nearer, the sound becomes roaring. In Gia Long Waterfall, the flow is much smoother. Its stream does not flock into one side but gently passes through stones, tree roots and then runs to rivers. Apart of that, let save your time to visit Dray Sap Waterfall (Misty Waterfall), Ba Tang, and Dieu Thanh waterfalls.

TRANSPORT

Dak Nong has transportation mainly by road. Gia Nghia Town is 245km from Ho Chi Minh City by National Highway No. 14 then No.13, 84km from Di Linh (Lam Dong) by National Highway No. 28, 179km from Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan) by National Highway No. 28, and 125km from Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) by National Highway No. 14.