Discover the ‘second Da Lat’ of the Central Highlands

 

Mang Den has cool air, with vast valleys and pine forests at an altitude of 1,200 m.

A corner of Mang Den town in the early morning. This town has National Highway 24 passing through, located about 50 km northeast of Kon Tum city and about 140 km southwest of Quang Ngai city.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

Coming to Mang Den, visitors can experience the feeling of swaying through the passes, gazing at the valleys and the foggy cloudy sky on the top of the mountain. You can stroll through roads with pine trees planted on the side of the road – a scene that makes Mang Den be likened to the “second Da Lat”. A motorbike rental costs 150,000 VND a day.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

Kon Pring Community Cultural Tourism Village, Dak Long commune, is one of four community cultural tourism villages of Kon Plong district. The village is located along Highway 24, 3 km east of the district center, mainly inhabited by Ka Dong ethnic people.

This place is gradually forming a community tourism village. The story of gathering under the roof of the Rong house, immersing yourself in the wine of can, rejoicing in the singing of highland girls, excited by the melodious sound of gongs, straightforward but tough like the people of the Central Highlands.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

Traveling by horse-drawn carriage is a newly developed service in Mang Den. The price for a one-hour ride around town is 100,000 VND per person, the car can carry 5 people.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

Visit the grassland on horseback for 500,000 VND per hour.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

A pristine waterfall in the deep forest 12 km from the town center.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

5 km from the town center, you will feel lost in the colorful flower garden of E Ban Farm, freely taking souvenir photos for yourself and your family. More than 10 years ago, many investors came to Mang Den to build and develop tourism, but this place received a small number of visitors. Nearly two years ago, Mang Den tourism projects were restarted and many hotels and resorts were developed.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

Another interesting stop is Khanh Lam Pagoda, built on a primeval hill, over 1,200 m high. From the foot of the hill, following the three-entrance gate in front, visitors step through more than 200 stone steps up to the majestic pagoda. This sacred place is hidden under the canopy of lush forest trees, creating a peaceful, pure beauty that captivates people’s hearts.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

Coming to Mang Den, visitors can also enjoy bamboo-tube rice and grilled chicken – famous specialties of the region. This dish is recognized in the list of 50 delicious dishes to try in the Guinness Vietnam Book of Records. The meat is marinated with spices from some roots, leaves, honey and Kon Tum forest trees, so the grilled chicken has a special flavor. When enjoying, you should add salt and pepper or large grains of salt with spicy chili or bac leaves – a sweet forest leaf with a greasy taste. Image: Tieu Phong

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

Mang Den has a fresh climate, cool all year round, so the sturgeon here is sweeter than in other regions. Guests can ask the restaurant to make grilled sturgeon, hot pot or any dish that suits their taste.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

Another famous specialty is black chicken stewed with ginseng, priced at about 300,000 VND per pot.

Discover the 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands

Tourists should bring their backpacks to Mang Den to explore and learn in their own way. Backpacking and camping will bring unique and memorable experiences.