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Gia Nghia (Gia Nghĩa) is in Dak Nong Province, Central Highlands (Vietnam).


Restaurant next to the small lake

Gia Nghia town is in the southwest of the Central Highlands.

Gia Nghia is pronounced sort of like Zee-on-gee-ah. Very few foreign travelers come here, but the city is very nice, clean, and has good scenery.

Gia Nghia town has 19 ethnic groups living together including Ma, M'Nong, Thai, Nung, Tay, Muong, H'Mong, Kho Me, Dao, Gia Rai, Hoa, San Chay, Ede, Cho Ro, San Diu, San Chi, San Chay, Xe Dang, Kinh.

Weather Gia Nghia town has a rainy season lasting 7 months from April to October, dry season from November to March next year. The rainfall in the rainy season accounts for 80% of the annual rainfall.

Get in[edit]

It is 225 km from Ho Chi Minh City, and 120 km from Buon Ma Thuot city. You can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh Xity's Eastern Bus Station.

Get around[edit]

Rent a motorbike, or hire a taxi.


  • Dieu Thanh Waterfall
  • Three Floor Waterfall
  • Dak Nong Waterfall
  • Nam Nung Nature Reserve
  • Jubat Plateau
  • Virgin Waterfall
  • Dray Sap Waterfall
  • Gia Long Waterfall
  • Lake Ea Sno
  • Krong No River




Typical dishes of the Central Highlands such as Bitter Cacao, Giang leaf sour soup, Lam rice.

  • Son Ma Restaurant, 34 Quang Trung Street, Nghia Tan, +84 50 913 444770, +84 50 501 354 4345. This is the largest restaurant in Dak Nong province, with a capacity of up to 1000 people, relatively beautiful scenery.
  • Sunrise Cafe, March 23rd Street. Serving coffee, other drinks and breakfast.



  • Sunrise, Dien Bien Phu, +84 50 354 4665. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:30.
  • Daknong Lodge Resort, Block 7, Trung Nghia Ward, +84 50 354 6200.
  • Aluminum Hotel, Quang Trung Street, Nghia Tan Ward.
  • Khach San Ho Tay is a family-run hotel in a nice location and is a good place to stay for about 160,000 to 200,000 dong per night.


Go next[edit]

  • Thac Mo is a good destination if you want to take the road less traveled to Saigon. You can break up the Thac Mo to Saigon trip by stopping in Cu Chi to see the tunnels.
  • Da Lat
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