Lak Lake, set among picturesque rolling hills, is still an off-the-beaten-path destination, even though the last Emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai, saw fit to build a summer house overlooking the lake, which doubles in size in the rainy season. There's a laid-back feel to the lake shore, where most visitors end up, with elephants awaiting passengers or strolling slowly around the lake and through the M’nong settlement of Jun Village. Elephant rides, treks, and homestays can also be organized through Duc Mai Coffee, and their helpful website laklaketravel.com.
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