Lak Lake in Dak Lak Province offers a tranquil experience
Lak Lake in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak (Photo: VNA)
Lak Lake in the Central
Highlands province of Dak Lak is where travellers can take a glimpse into the
unique cultural life of local ethnic communities, find appetising specialties
and experience the fantastic gong culture, which has been recognised as a world
cultural heritage by UNESCO.
Situated some 50km from Buon Ma Thuot city, Lak Lake also boasts its own
In the local M’Nong people’s language, Lak means water. Legend has it that Lak
Lake was born by Lak Lieng, a hero of the M’Nong ethnic people.
The 650ha lake is close to the Krong Ana River, which flows from the 2,500m
high Chu Yang Sin Mountains, and is surrounded by the river on one side and by
mountain ranges on the other three.
To the Lak Lake, visitors can experience the tranquil atmosphere of the
mountains of the Central Highlands.
In the morning the lake looks like a picturesque painting with lotuses in full
bloom, wooden boats and elephants carrying tourists around it.
Jun, M’Lieng and Le villages around the lake are home to the M’Nong ethnic
group, which has preserves its exotic cultural traits and introduced them to
tourists from far and wide.
Visitors to these villages can admire the traditional long houses, enjoy unique
art performances like fire dances and gong performances, ride on the back of
elephants and kayak on the lake. -VNA