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By Huy Dang

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Possessing a tranquil poetic beauty, Lak Lake is likened to a precious pearl in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, captivating tourists from their first-time arrival.

About 60 kilometers from the center of Buon Ma Thuot City, Lak Lake is situated in Lien Son Town, Lak District, Dak Lak Province. Tourists can reach this famous site in just an hour. With an area of 6.2 square kilometers, the lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Central Highlands and the second largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam.

Lak Lake is surrounded by many hills and mountains, particularly the Chu Yang Sin mountain range upstream, with a peak of 2,442 meters above sea level. Thanks to the 12,000-hectare primeval forest with diversified ecosystems, the water source in Lak Lake rarely dries up, even during the dry season.

The entire area provides an excellent habitat for a wide range of species, some of which are considered valuable and rare. All of these elements create stunning natural scenery, offering a scene of peace and romance, especially for nature lovers.

Lak Lake is the perfect place to witness some of the most beautiful sunsets in the region

Standing and admiring the magnificent views of Lak Lake from the mountaintops, travelers can see the flat surface of the lake resembling a giant mirror reflecting the silhouette of mountains and forests. It is also the perfect place to witness some of the most beautiful sunsets in the region.

Furthermore, Lak Lake is not only a large fishery in the province, providing an abundant source of aquatic products for the locals, but also a reservoir supplying freshwater to hundreds of hectares of rice fields.

The place is also home to the M’Nong ethnic people, who have lived there for ages, preserving the unique cultural values of the indigenous locals. This offers tourists a great opportunity to gain a deep insight into the local culture while exploring the daily life of the villages.

Visitors can also engage in various outdoor activities such as trekking deep into the forest alongside the Krong Ana River, climbing Chu Yang Lak and Chu Yang Sin mountains, exploring Chu Yang Sin National Park, bathing in streams, or simply enjoying the local specialties of the M’Nong people, camping while watching the sunrise and sunset in the ethereal backdrop at Lak Lake.

The best time to visit Lak Lake is from September to December when the lake water level rises and lush green trees enhance the majestic landscape. The atmosphere feels cooler, making tourists more comfortable during their trip.

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