Monday, December 22, 2008

Vietnam Travel - Dak Nong

Exploiting the forests Dray sáp
Dak Nong province is separated from Dak Lak province old. North of Dak Nong province borders Dak Lak province, east and south-eastern borders of Lam Dong province, the western borders Binh Phuoc province and your country of Cambodia.

Dak Nong Province is located in the southwest of China, the final sequence Truong Son, a region on the plateau, high average 500m compared with the sea. Topography relatively equal, with vast resources to many of the grass spread to the east. The west at low gradually inclined toward Cambodia, the south is the domain of medieval many a pond. There are major river systems: Three rivers, river Serepok (branches Krong Bong, Krong Pak, Krong Ana, Krong No, ..) and some other small rivers, many high waterfall, the largest waterway. Dak Nong is new province and it's under development to become a new destination for Vietnam Travel visitors wouldwide.

Gia Long Waterfall
Climate: This region is relatively mild, the average temperature in 24 º C, in hot and cold most only difference average 5 º C. Weather and rainfall dependent seasonal. Dry season from 11 months to 4 years later, slightly more wind and cold weather drought, many dry shallow ravine. Rainy season from 5 months to 10 years, water is very large, many years been flooding affecting traffic.

Potential economic development and tourism

Dak Nong has an area of cultivated land fertility, mainly bazan land, favorable for planting industry, especially coffee, rubber, pepper ... There culture is quite traditional in many diverse ethnic features bold tradition and style.

Waterfall virginal
Dak Nong is suitable for tourists like landscape majestic waterfall, camp fire at night, with the chieng cong and the concentration of alcohol needed. Line Serepok create more beautiful waterfall ghenh at modernization, d?i lúc data, more than a great waterfall t?a Long and her son sleeping with women look wild and romantic and exploitation Dray Nur titles walls into giant. There is also exploitation chant, third floor and waterfall waterfall Dray sáp also called Smoke waterfall because here the year lãng post smoke water bay.


System network traffic is quite convenient, the national highway 14 to Buon Ma Thuot - Dak Lak, the Ho Chi Minh City, to Pleiku - Gia Lai (180km); Highway 28 to Di Linh (Lam Dong).

Daknong discovers prehistoric instrument arsenal

The archaeological site was discovered for the first time in December of last year, and excavated last month. According to the results of surveying, there were four groups of stone relics in two hectares.

The archaeological delegation collected 127 objects such as stone axes, graters, and material stones in 53 square meters. In addition, there were 400 pieces of pottery and fossil sea animals, which dated back 4,000 years.

According to PhD Nguyen Gia Doi, head of the archaeological delegation, these are the first remains found in the Central Highlands of siliceous stone axes.

With the scale and distribution of objects, it is affirmed that this is prehistoric people's arsenal of manufacturing instruments. While waiting for expanding excavation, the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology has asked the province to protect the remains.

Migrants blamed for cutting Dak Nong forests

This has led to disputes and given local authorities many problems, said deputy director of the provincial Nationalities Committee K’Bot.

However, local authorities have taken responsibility for the newcomers and have initiated policies to help them get established.

According to reports, there are about 10,000 irregular households containing an estimated 50,000 people from other provinces in the area. This amounts to more than 10% of the province’s total population.

One of the newcomers, Vuong Thi Quoc, who lives in Tuy Duc District’s Dak Ngo Commune, said she had settled in the area in 1999 after moving from her home village in Ha Quang District in the northern province of Cao Bang.

"But we Mong ethnic minority people are very crowded even here," said Quoc.

She said the (new) land was very fertile and each family had cleared several ha of land to plant cassava.

"If officials discover us, we move to new areas. We earn tens of millions of dong for each ha of cassava."

"We are far from hungry. Many families have bought motorbikes and built houses," said Quoc.

Director of Quang Tin Forestry Company Than Van Minh said nearly 1,000 migrant households were established in forest areas assigned to the company.

Dak Nong province starts a course to make ethnic musical instruments

While carrying out a project to preserve and promote the gong festivals of the M’nong ethnic minority group, Dak Nong province organized a training course to learn how to make musical instruments of the M’Nong ethnic group for 10 ethnic people in Pinao hamlet, Nhan Dao commune, Dak R’Lap district.

They learnt how to build instruments, choose the materials and adjust the sound.

The three-month course will be completed by the end of December.

Vietnamese and foreign researchers on folk culture, ethnologists, historians and archaeologists who came to the Central Highlands to study the folk culture of the M’Nong ethnic people said that the M’Nong ethnic group had a specific gong culture and different musical instruments. However, over the past few years, the influence of modern cultures has had a big effect on the traditional culture of many ethnic minority groups.

According to statistics from the provincial Department of Culture and Information, in 1993, Dak Nong had more than 1,000 sets of M’Nong gongs. In 2001, there were only about 650 and now there are only 360. Furthermore, the musical instruments and traditional gong performances has been lost to oblivion but there are still a few artisans left.