2014 is chosen as the national tourism year with the theme of Central Highlands and Dalat. Tourism companies here are ready to welcome tourists to experience a memorable summer through a various number of tours.
Central Highlands, one of 3 sub-regions in the Central of Vietnam is a large plateau region. Stretching from north to south, Central Highlands geography consists of 5 provinces, namely Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong.
Being known as a highly mountainous region, Central Highland Vietnam has not many favorable conditions to develop economics; nonetheless, the land has its own strengths in culture and tourism that cannot find in other places of the country.
Weather in Central Highland Vietnam is characterized by the tropical savanna climate. There are two distinct seasons in this region: rainy season and dry season. Due to the effects of altitude, weather varies in different topography.
In recent years, along with the encouraging policies enacted by the Government and the continuous efforts of local authorities, the economy in Central Highlands Vietnam has made some great achievements.
Owning many architecture constructions along with natural favorable conditions, Dalat has great potential in developing tourism. It is also considered as the center of economy, politics, culture and society of who Central Highlands region.
The Central Highlands is planning to build cultural tourist villages with the aim of maintaining Gong culture and traditional ethnic music, as well as promoting indigenous cuisine, rituals and customs to tourists.
To pay respect to Rice God, local people in Central Highlands Vietnam hold many festivals annually. One of the most typical festivals of ethnic minorities in Central Highlands is Rice Growth Festival in Dak Nong.