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Gia Lai – The hidden tourist attraction of Vietnam

Gia Lai, a mountainous province located in the northern part of the Central Highlands, possesses an international vital position in the economic development of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The province shares border with Kon Tum province to the north, Dak Lak province to the south, Cambodia with 90km to the west, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen provinces to the East.

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Gia Lai and its beautiful scenery

Pleiku, capital city of the province, is the economic, political, cultural and business center of the province.

1. Climate

Gia Lai has a tropical monsoon climate with two seasons: a rainy season from May to October and a dry season from November to April. The average temperature is 22-25°C. The climate in Gia Lai is suitable for the development of industrial crops, agricultural-forestry business and for raising cattle.

2. Sights of interest

Thanks to geographical conditions with high mountains, natural as well as artificial landscapes, Gia Lai has a rich potential in tourism. Gia Lai has also many beautiful rivers, along with streams forming numberless large and small lakes, waterfalls, passes through primeval forests, creating spectacular and unique scenery.

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Ethnic minority village in Gia Lai

Besides the magnificent​ nature, Gia Lai also has long history and old ethnic culture, mainly Jarai and  Bahnar  ethnics through the architecture of communal houses, traditional house-on-stilts, tombs, festivals lo, clothing and musical instruments…

Pleiku, capital city of Gia Lai province, is 780 meters above sea level.  At Pleiku, visitors can relax in the rich vegetation, breathe pure cool air of the mountain as well as subtle fragrance of wild orchids, coffee flowers scattered in the atmosphere.

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Amazingly​ modern beauty of Pleiku

Even though Pleiku can be as not beautiful as Da Lat city, but this city has its very own charm. Regardless of the season, every evening has a winter climate with tiny dew drops falling slightly. That’s why a cup of coffee would be greatly appreciated!

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Poetic landscape of T’Nung lake

T’Nung Lake, 7km from the city center, is an important freshwater lake supplying water to the city. T’Nung lake was a volcano crater that stopped hundreds of millions of years ago. This lake is one of the most beautiful lake in the Highlands. Strong winds may cause waves on the surface, that’s why it’s also called Sea Lake. But local people called T’Nung with the meaning “sea in the mountain”.

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Phu Cuong waterfall

Phu Cuong waterfall, 49km southeast of Pleiku city, flows on the lava base of an inactive volcano. It is famous for its spectacular beauty when the sunlight shines on leaves, flowers, and especially the flow of water below that makes to light up the fanciful rainbow.

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Pleiku prison

Pleiku Prison, located at Dien Hong ward of Pleiku, builtin 1925 by the French. Pleiku prison has been restored and opened to the public as a museum and memorial to the revolutionaries who died there. Visitors may visit  the cells and punishment areas of the prison’s main barracks.

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Plei Plum village

Plei Phum village, located at Iamnong commune, Chu Pah district, 37km north of Pleiku, is the best place for tourists who wish to deepen the Jarai culture, the community Rong house, the grave’s cultural statues.

 

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