Province is in Central Highland in 400- 800m high above sea.
It has border with Gia Lai in the north and east-north, Lam
Dong Province in the south, Cambodia and Dak Nong Province
in the west, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces in the east.
Dak Lak has a large natural area. 35% the province's area is
1,000- 1,200m high mountain area while the Buon Ma Thuot
Highland occupies 53.5%. The rich, flat red soil is a great
advantage to develop long day - industrial trees like
coffee, rubber, tea, and pepper..., to raise cattle and to
grow forest. Alluvia soil is rice paddy and natural grass
field. Dak Lak's forest has abundant wood reserve and
various rare animal species as elephant, lion, tiger,
beer... There are many beautiful rivers, high waterfalls and
Dak Lak's climate is temperate with the annual average
temperature is 24oC.
There is a difference of only 5oC
between the hottest month and the coldest one. The dry
season lasts from November to April next year. It is quite
cold, windy, and dry. The rainy season lasts from May to
October with high rainy amount.
beautiful and famous waterfalls such as: Thuy Tien, Trinh
Nu, Krong Kmar, Bay Nhanh, among many big lakes such as Lak,
Dak Mil. Coming to there, tourists are able to get in the
primitive forests of the Chu Yang Sin, Yok Don National
parks, visit Buon Don that is a well-known local of hunting
and taming wild elephants, or make tour to Dak Lak's
historical vestiges like Bao Dai Palace, Yang Prong Tower,
Buon Ma Thuot Prison, Dak Tua Cave.
not only imposing cultural heritage of native ethnic groups
such as E De, M'Nong with remarkable epics such as Dam San,
Dam Bri, Xinh Nha, genie lunar New Year pole, but also
valuable tangible cultural heritage: dan
musical instrument), gongs, T'rung, Klong Put...
Dak Lak has 44 ethnic groups living together. Although the
ethnic groups do not form separate inhabiting territories,
they are concentrated in certain regions with individual
identity and tradition, created unique folk culture of
particular characteristics of Central Highlands.
Traditional culture of Dak Lak is very plentiful and really
attractive, especially historians, culturists, phonetics.
Besides, traditional professions such as sculpting statues
in tombs, knitting brocade, and original cultural rituals
such as celebrating harvest festival, elephant race, and
Lak is 183km from Nha Trang (by National Highway No. 26),
180km from Pleiku (by National Highway No. 14), 352km from
Ho Chi Minh City (by National Highway No. 14), 200km from
Dalat (by National Highway No. 27), and 1,390km from Hanoi.
Ma Thuot Airport is 10km from the city centre. There are
daily flights from Danang and Ho Chi Minh City.