The natural beauty of Vietnam forest trekkings
Lak Lake, one of the great place of Vietnam forest trekkings, is a fresh water volcano lake about 500m above sea level, and 50km to the southeast of Buon Ma Thuot. Lak Lake covers 700 hectares in the rainy season, bringing the main water supply for many hill tribes around, setting the beautiful villages around, and building a spectacular view of water front among mountain and hills.
The beauty of Lak lake has impressed Bao Dai, the last king of Vietnam to build another of his palaces overlooking the lake.
Residents living around the lake are mostly the M’Nong, villages like Le, Jun, M’Lieng still keep their customs and traditions, and retain a lot of precious things in the traditional long house-on-stilts like the K’pan(long bench used for visitors or artisans), the H’gor(female-drum), gongs,etc….
The flora and fauna diversity of Vietnam forest trekkings
Surrounded by the primitive forests of the Central Highlands , Lak lake remains a diversity of fauna – flora. According to statistics, there are 548 species, in which 118 families of them, 132 species of birds, 61 mammals, 43 reptiles, amphibians, including some endemic and rare. Besides, Lak lake is shelter of numerous species of aquatic life, fish and shellfish which are major economic resource for local residents living in the area around the lake. This is really a splendid lake; a destination of Ecology – Culture unique attractions with a natural poetic beauty of the surrounding mountains and forests. In addition to exploring the natural beauty, riding an elephant visiting villages, rowing a dug-out canoe sightseeing around the beautiful lake and seeing local people fishing by their own ways, we even can enjoy Gongs shows, exploring the cultural traditions of indigenous people – The M’nong, the music that has been acknowledged by UNESCO as an immaterialism world heritage as the music has been transferred from fathers to sons for thousands of years, without any kind of written language.