Unlike the intense afternoon in Buon Ma Thuot plateau or bustling wealthy appearance of Pleiku, Kon Tum city is merely a very small angle, very gentle, very slow as though holding a handful of red soil, they can smell sweet fragrance from that very intense color.
1. About Kon Tum province
Kon Tum province is the farthest northern province of the Central Highlands which has the border gate with Laos and Cambodia. Kon Tum is also known as Indochina intersection. In Ba Na language, Kon Tum means village in the lake area. In the past, it was a deserted land, a sparsely populated area, the village of Xo Dang, Ba Na, Gia Rai, Gie Triêng, B’Rau, R ‘Mam … scattered in different habitats.
You will find many interesting things in Kon Tum land
The center of Kon Tum province is Kon Tum city located in the south nearby Dak Bla River. It is about 600 km to reach here from Ho Chi Minh City and 215km from Quy Nhon city.
2. The most suitable time to visit Kon Tum
The climate of this region is similar to the other Highland’s provinces. December is also the most beautiful time for you to visit Kon Tum. This time is dry season but the weather is not hot as March and April. This is also the time of wild sunflowers blooming brilliantly and the festival season of many ethnic minority here.
Wild sunflowers in Kon Tum
3. The most favorite destinations in Kon Tum
Chu Mom Ray National Park
From Kon Tum about 30km to the west is Chu Mom Ray National Park located in Sa Thay and Ngoc Hoi district. This is a national park with the highest level of biological diversity among the national parks in Vietnam. Besides, this is also a region inhabited by ethnic minority such as H’Lang, Gia Rai, K’Dong, Ro Mam, Bo Rau – one of the ethnic minority with the minimum number of people in total 54 Vietnam ethnic groups. Traffic in the area is not convenient, therefore, the people going there are primarily teams of research and exploration.
Chu Mom Ray national park
Mang Den Ecotourism area
Situated at an altitude of over 1,000 meters above sea level, Mang Den is land of many landscapes with the cool climate all year round, the average temperature are always below 200C. Mang Den Tourism area is surrounded by primeval forests and immense pine forests along Highway 24. The forest coverage rate is above 80% with many lakes , waterfalls, rocky and beautiful scenery.
Green pine forest in Mang Den
Mang Den Ecotourism area is known as “Dalat of Kontum” and has been becoming the favorite destination of many tourists coming to Kon Tum.
Amazing waterfall in Mang Den
Wooden Kom Tum Cathedral
Located in the city center, Wooden Kon Tum Cathedral is located on Nguyen Hue Street. The cathedral was built in 1913 and was the combination of Roman architecture and style of the Ba Na people’s house in stilt. The material of the church is very familiar with residents in Highland: wood which make this construction become a religious works but distinctive for Highlands characters.
Kon Tum Wooden cathedral
Communal House Kon K’lor
Going to the end of Tran Hung Dao street, near the Dak Bla river bank, you will see the campus of the Communal House K’lor Kon. This is the largest traditional culture Communal House in the Highland. In the village, there are still many communal house of Ba Na residents with wooden columns and meticulous patterns, textures. The village also has gongs and dance team to serve the festival taking place in the communal House KonK’lor and to serve the large delegations.
Communal House Kon K’lor