‘Da Lat of the Central Highlands’: Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Shared a lot by residents who love to travel recently, the land of Mang Den (Kon Tum) has many elements that captivate people, like the Da Lat of many years ago.

Mang Den is a village in Kon Plong district, Kon Tum province – a plateau in the Truong Son range with an altitude of over 1200m above sea level. In Mang Den, the climate is cool and temperate all year round, the vegetation is rich with layers of conical mountains, trees, leaves and flowers and is still very pristine, not noisy and crowded. Therefore, this beautiful village is likened to Da Lat of the Central Highlands mountains and forests.

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Tran Vinh Quang

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Do ​​Do

Like the rustic, simple and wild features of the people of the Central Highlands, although Mang Den is a tourist area, the development here is still quite quiet and not noisy or industrial. Mang Den is a land of great religious significance for Catholics, where the famous sacred Virgin Mary Mang Den is located. Therefore, for the people here, the purity and peace of the land is the most important thing.

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Nong Duc Thang

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Le Manh Hung

To get to Mang Den, visitors will cross winding mountain passes, surrounded by quiet ancient forests, green valleys and cool small waterfalls. Pass through villages located peacefully in rice fields. Wild, poetic, quiet and a little mysterious are the first feelings of visitors to Mang Den.

There are not too many destinations in Mang Den, but every one is very “cool” with many check-in photo angles for tourists.

Dak Ke Lake and Dak Ke Waterfall

Dak Ke Lake is only about 1km from the main road. Dak Ke Lake is one of 7 lakes coming out of the legend of Kon Tum people, considered the embodiment of heavenly gods.

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

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'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Tran Vinh Quang

At Dak Ke Lake, the water surface is always green and clear, surrounding the lake are long rows of trees and a few stilt houses creating an extremely poetic scene.

Besides Dak Ke Lake, Dak Ke Waterfall is also a place not to miss. The fresh and pristine waterfall is located deep in the mountains and forests, visitors can walk to explore and feel the beautiful scenery of nature here.

Pa Sy Waterfall

Pa Sy Waterfall is the largest waterfall in Mang Den land, made up of 3 largest streams, located at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. Pa Sy Waterfall is not majestic or noisy like other famous beautiful waterfalls in the Central Highlands, but gentle with a white flow. The space at the waterfall is extremely fresh with the sound of rustling leaves, echoing birds and the sound of falling waterfalls.

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts
'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Hoang Linh Ha

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Trinh Tu Mi

When entering the waterfall area, visitors will encounter a garden of wooden statues – a typical cultural feature of the Central Highlands people, expressing the states, activities, and relationships of the community such as the statue of a mother carrying a child, Drinking Can wine, going to the fields, weaving…

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts
'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

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Mang Den pine forest

Another very poetic place of Mang Den is the primeval pine forest, about 10 km from Kon Plong center. On a vast, vast plain is the long-grown, towering Po Mu pine hill that shines along with many other types of plants such as orchids, cinnamon, myrtle flowers, etc. This will also be an ideal place to visit. Guests can camp.

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Kon Tum Trip

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Mang Den Travel

Konbring Village

Konbring village is one of four community cultural tourism villages of Kon Plong district, with more than 90% of Ka Dong ethnic people.

Located amidst immense rice fields, the small village contains typical traditional cultural features of the Central Highlands people. Tourists will visit the Rong house, enjoy can wine, and watch gong performances. In Konbring village, the most peaceful moment is probably at dusk, when children sit leisurely playing in the yard, the rising smoke of the kitchen blends with the gentle sunlight at the end of the day and the humming wind. That moment will make everyone suddenly realize that peace is as simple as that.

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Hoang Linh Ha

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Hoang Linh Ha

Cloud hunting corner on Our Lady of Mang Den street

At Mang Den, there are also “rattan specialties” that are no less beautiful than Da Lat. The fluffy white clouds swooping down to embrace the mountains, forests and people are a very magical scene.

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts
'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

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Besides the sightseeing spots, Mang Den also has a very unique “culinary sky” with dishes such as: Grilled chicken Mang Den, AKay snakehead fish soup, Mang Den pepper hotpot…all are dishes very cool in the cold weather.

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts
'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Tran Vinh Quang, Trinh Tu Mi

Life in Mang Den is actually very peaceful and simple. Just waking up in the mornings with chilly winds and the gentle scent of forest flowers, grass, and pine needles, and at night being cuddled and lulled to sleep with cups of passionate, spicy wine. That’s enough for visitors to visit Mang Den once and never forget it.

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts

Photo: Do ​​Do

'Da Lat of the Central Highlands': Emerging star captivates the hearts of travel enthusiasts