Central Highands

Da Lat - Around Da Lat - Di Linh - Bao Loc - Dan Nhim Lake - Ngoan Muc Pass - Buon Ma Thuot - Around Boun Ma Thuot - Pleiku - Kon Tum


elevation 1042m
The 9.3 sq km Dan Nhim Lake is often used by movie studios for filming romantic scenes. Created by a dam built between 1962 and 1964 by Japan as part of its war reparations, the huge Dan Nhim hydroelectric project supplies electricity to much of the south. Water drawn from the lake gathers speed as it rushes almost a vertical kilometre down from Ngoan Muc Pass in two enormous pipes. Dan Nhim Lake is 38km from Dalat as you head towards Phan Rang, about a kilometre to the left of Hwy 20. The power station is at the base of Ngoan Muc Pass near the town of Ninh Son.