The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has approved Dak Lak ’s proposal to host the national tourism year 2009. Dak Lak province has held large festivals such as the Central Highlands Festival, Gong Festival and Buon Me Thuot Coffee Festival in recent years.
Moreover, Dak Lak has potential in developing eco-tourism and culture tourism and has made significant progress in developing tourism infrastructure. This has created favorable conditions for the province to host the national tourism year 2009.
Organizing of the national tourism year is expected to contribute to the provincial socio-economic development and poverty reduction for ethnic minority groups.
Dak Lak, located in Vietnam's Central Highlands, is a mountain province with rich tourism potential. Its tourists destinations include waterfalls such as Dray Sap, Gia Long, Trinh Nu, Krong Kmar, Bay Nhanh, Thuy Tien, Ba Tang and large 200-600 hectare lagoons such as Lak, Ea Kao, Ea Đờn and Tây Lakes, suitable for sailing, surfing, fishing, and other entertainment activities.
Coming to Dak Lak, travelers can visit virgin forests with diverse ecological systems and species in Yok Đôn National Park, Nam Ka Special Forest and Nam Nung and Ta Dung Conservation Zones.