Kon Tum is a quaint town on the bank of Dakbla river in the Central Highlands, in close proximity to the borders of Cambodia and Laos. Discover unique ethnic diversity and traces of Vietnam’s war-torn history amid the beautiful scenery. The city enjoys a relaxed vibe and prides itself on a handful of hidden gems. Visit the magnificent, French-style, wooden Cathedral of Kontum, and admire the unique architecture of Rong Houses (communal gathering houses) dotted around the city’s outskirts. You can take a stroll along the tranquil riverside promenade or sit down for a drink with a view. Kon Tum presents an excellent base to explore the neighboring hill tribe villages. Friendly locals and the surrounding tribal communities are easy to strike a conversation with – they’ll be happy to serve you homemade wine! Foray into the highlands around the region and visit the umpteen plantations to sample a few cups of fine Vietnamese coffee.
Hill Tribe Villages
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