Things to Do in Dak Lak Province

Dakbla River, Dak Lak Province: Address, Phone Number, Dakbla River Review: 3/5


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The_Pale_Ridah
Gladesville, Australia1,996 contributions
Probably the best place to hang out in Kontum
The Dakbla River is just one of many in Vietnam but one pleasing aspect of this river is the traditional ethnic name that the Viets have allowed it to retain. The Vietnam Central Highlands are a bastion of the ethnic hill tribes who had long ago claimed these lands.

Like much of the rivers that flow from the mountainous highlands in the Himalayas that pass thru the mainland nations of SE Asia, the Dakbla River is the typical brown colour due to so much silt being washed away downriver.

It runs thru the outskirts of Kontum near most of the hotels & has several small riverside café’s that serve Vietnamese filtered coffee & ice cream. Just in front of these café’s there is a promenade with a paved path & lamps which make for a nice night stroll, you will find young people here doing what young people from anywhere do, trying to get to know one another.

The promenade sits on a raised river bank so the views of the snaking river below & mountains in the background make nice things to stare at while drinking coffee & chatting up young girls.

The riverside spot was also popular for American & South Vietnamese veterans of the war who’s business these cafes catered to. Camp Holloway airmen from the Pleiku Airbase such as my father used to fly here in their helicopters for a drink.
Written March 1, 2010
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