Area: 6,516.9 sq. km.
Population: 407.3 thousand habitants (2006).
Capital: Gia Nghia Town.
Districts: Dak Glong, Dak R'Lap, Dak Mil, Dak Song, Cu Jut, Krong No, Tuy Duc.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), E De, Nung, M'Nong, Tay...

   
         

Geography (Click here to see location)
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 and Ecocnomy
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 Waterfall, Dieu Thanh Waterfall, and Trinh Nu Waterfall.

Transportation
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.

 

   

 

   
 

 

Ba Tang Waterfall

Location: Far from Gia Nghia Townlet (Dak Nong District, Dak Nong Province) about 8km, heading to National Highway No. 14 in the contrary direction to Buon Ma Thuot City.
Characteristics: The waterfall cascades down over three levels before reaching the stream below, hence its name Ba Tang (three-storey cascade).

 

 
   

 

   

 

The waterfall is about 40m high. The first layer is not too high; water falls down from the height of 1.5m to the bottom. The second one is about 20m from the first one. In this layer, the clear blue stream flows through rocks and from a height of 2m, the water overflows downward, creating white spume. The third layer, about 20m from the second, the biggest and the main one of this waterfall, is 20m high, overflowing in two sides of the stream.
The spring is quite wide; its two banks are covered by shady trees where tourists may take a rest and enjoy the natural beauty. Looking upward, it seems to us that there is a misty veil created by the powerful flow of the falling water in an ever roaring sound.
The waterfall is surrounded by old trees. There is a large, flat ground for visitors camping, and relaxing. Together with Dieu Thanh Waterfall, Ba Tang Waterfall creates a place for interesting trekking tours in Dak Nong. Given the great potential of Ba Tang Waterfall, the Dak Nong Tourism should further develop it to offer more interesting tours on visitors' itinerary of "The green tourism".

   

 

   
 

 

D’raysap Waterfall

Location: In Nam Da Commune, Krong No District, Dak Nong Province, 30km from Buon Ma Thuot City.
Characteristics: D’raysap is the name in the E De language which means the Misty Waterfall.

 

 
   

 

   

This name is derived from a legend of love story between a boy and a girl who lived in this area. Everyday, H'Mi - name of the girl - used to go to the milpa with her lover. One day, while resting on a flat stone, they saw a monster, whose head was as big as a mountain, eyes like bronze urns. Its body was glittery with silvery scales. Suddenly, the monster dived down from the sky and his trunk plunged into the ground, stirring up a colossal column of water. The monster spread out its large wings, flew around several times, making a fierce rain then flied away. In terrible shock, the girl disappeared into the mist. The boy was transformed into a big stump, whose roots stuck into the rock. This place was then called the Dray Sap, or Misty Waterfall.
The rains impetuously rumble down and all of a sudden stop. The sunshine filtered through foliages, making the waterfall look more miraculous. This stream looks like a mixture of water and clouds. Tourists will feel at ease here.
Save your time to visit Dray Sap Waterfall, to enjoy the pure air at night, to welcome the dawn, to hear the chirping of birds, and to have a sense of how beautiful life is!

   

 

   
 

 

Dieu Thanh Waterfall

Location: Dieu Thanh Waterfall is located on Dak Tit Stream, the natural border between Nhan Co Commune (Dak R’lap District) and Quang Tan Commune (Dak Nong District), Dak Nong Province.
Characteristics: For a long time, Dieu Thanh Waterfall has won kudos for its pristine and poetic beauty.

 

 
   

 

   

This waterfall has been stood in the middle of mountain and forest since time immemorial, despite various changes of the surrounding scene and natural environment. Besides the biggest water column, which comes down from the height of 30m, Dieu Thanh Waterfall also comprises of some small other water columns, creating a thin mist that cools down the temperature at the foot of the rocky mountain. Under the waterfall, there are several deep grottoes and inside them there have many large and smooth rocks for tourists to take a short rest. The temperature here is always cool. When standing on the summit of the waterfall, tourists can admire a part of the magnificent mountain and forest of the Central Highlands.
Though Dieu Thanh is located in a calm place of jungle but it is still one of the interesting beautiful spots which is not only attracted visitors in Dak Nong Province but also in other provinces such as: Dak Lak, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Ho Chi Minh City and so on. Especially on festivals or Tet holidays, a lot of people flock to this place.
With its romantic beauty, Dieu Thanh falls seems to be a princess hidden herself in jungle. If it is invested and upgraded, it will be an ideal place attracted to tourists near and far.

 

   

 

   
 

 

Trinh Nu Waterfall

Location: Trinh Nu Waterfall is located in Cu Jut District, Dak Nong Province.
Characteristics: Before discharging into the Serepok River, the Krong No Stream snakes its way through rocky stones of many shapes and sizes, creating a magnificent natural landscape called Trinh Nu (Virgin) Waterfall.

 

 
   

 

   

Legend has it that the name of the waterfall stemmed from a moving love story. A girl at the age of puberty had to commit suicide in the waterfall to ease her heart-rending love story. Hence the name Trinh Nu Waterfall is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Central Highland.
To visit Trinh Nu Waterfall, one should go 25km southwest of Buon Ma Thuot City. On the way, one seems to blend with nature.
From a distance, the sound of the waterfall can be heard. Amidst the imposing natural landscape, tourists feel free from all the trouble of life.
At present, the Trinh Nu Waterfall tourist area is under the management of the Dak Lak Tourist Company. Apart from preservation, people have built some other new constructions, which perfectly blend with the surrounding landscape. Coming here, tourists have a chance to enjoy the natural beauties as well as the excellent services. Trekking along winding routes, or stone steps, or streams, they see the blending of mountains and water. When getting tired, let's stop and have a party, singing together or relaxing in small thatched houses located nearby. If tourists like to stay overnight, they can choose among those houses built in the style of houses on stilts of Tay Nguyen. The imposing mountain and forest landscape in Tay Nguyen and its friendly people welcome tourists from near and far.