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KonTum Travel Guide

Geography

Kontum is on Central Highlands. It shares border with Laos, Cambodia on the west, QuangNam Province on the north, QuangNgai Province on the east and GiaLai Province on the south.

On the north, there is highest granite mountain region in Southern Vietnam with NgokLinh 2,598m and NgocPhan 2,251m. It is source of Tranh, ThuBon, TraKhuc, Ba rivers.

Forest covers 50% total of Kontum area with valuable wood, rare birds. Basalt soil is suitable to plan rubber, coffee, tea, sugar cane. The province has 26,000ha grassland that gives good condition to raise cattle.

Climate

Kontum has feature climate of Central Highland. That is tropical monsoon one. There are two seasons. The rain season lasts from May to October. The dry season lasts from November to April next year.

Annual average temperature is 23.4oC. Annual average rainfall is 1,884mm.

Tourism

Coming to Kontum, visitors enjoy mountainous landscapes like NgokLinh Mountain, ChuMon Ray Primitive Forest, DakTre Tourist Site, and DakTo Hot Spring. Tourists are interesting in historical relics such as Kontum Former Prison, DakGlei Prison, HoChiMinh Trail, Dak To, Tan anh Battle Field.

Visitors would observe beautiful wooden stilt houses in Ba Na villages and Communal House (Nha Rong) that only be found in villages on the north of the Central Highlands.

Ethnic groups

Ethnic minorities make up 51% population of Kontum. Most of them are BaNa, XoDang, GieTrieng, GiaRai, B'Rau, and RoMan. They work on fields in the mountains

Kontum has colorful, diversified culture of ethnic groups. Their customs are unique with special traditional festivals like cong chieng (gongs), buffalo stabling, leaving-the-tomb, new rice festivals.

Transportation

Kontum is 246km from BuonMaThuot, 215km from QuyNhon, 49km from Pleiku. National Highway No.14 runs from west of QuangNam, vie Kontum Town, then to GiaLai, DakLak, HoChiMinh City. National Highway No.24 connects Kontum to QuangNgai.


 
 
 
 


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