Kon Tum is a mountainous region on the west of Truong Son range, this province is located in the tropical monsoon, the average temperature from 22C0 to 23C0, annual average humidity 78-87% and average annual rainfall of 1730-1880 mm.
Kontum has Chu Mom Ray National Park that has an area of 50,734ha, Dak Uy Natural Preservation Forest that has an area of 700ha, Ngoc Linh Conservation Forest that has an area of 41.420ha.
The province has a population of about 433 thousands of people with more than 53% are ethnic minorities. The indigenous peoples are Xe Dang, Je Trieng, Ja Rai, Ba Na, Brau, Ro Mam, Ro Ngao. Besides, Kinh people and some ethnic minorities live together. Almost of villagers in ethnic villages still keep the traditional culture such as style of building, way of farming, cloths and festivals... etc.
Paying a visit Komtum, visitors will have the opportunity to visit and stay a while with a family Bahnar, Ro Ngao or Jarai, to admire the "Rong" houses (the traditional communal house) which has unique design looking like an ax blade point into the sky, or even join them in their traditional festivals. You can do some trekking and village visits to learn about ethnic cultures and enjoy a gong show and dance with the villagers around a camp fire.
Getting there & Away
Located at the T-junction of Indochina and there are 2 Highways, Kon Tum province is a main entrance of The Central Highlands. To get in Kontum, we can come from Hoi An via the Truong Son trail (Highway 14) about 320km, from Quang Ngai via Highway 24 about 180 km, from Pleiku about 50km, from Buon Ma Thuot about 250km. from Hanoi / Danang / Saigon, we can come to Kontum by air, via Pleiku airport (40km). Otherwise, Bo Y - Ngoc Hoi, after being upgraded, become an international border gate and it will become the convinient entrance to come to The Central Highlands, Central Coast of Vietnam from Laos.
Things to do
- Trekking, Boating & Homestay in Banar ethnic village
- Dak To - Tan Canh - Sedang ethnic village
- Giarai ethnic villages - Kontum city tour
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