Located about 50 kilometers from Pleiku, Kon Tum is accessible only by road. This limited access preserves its wild and mysterious charm, making it a captivating destination despite its numerous scenic spots. Let's embark on a journey with T'Mang Deeng to explore the enchanting beauty of Kon Tum through eight must-visit locations.

1. Wooden Church

The centuries-old Wooden Church of Kon Tum stands proudly amidst the lush green highland forests. Open to visitors year-round, the church is especially picturesque during the flowering season when the roads leading to it are adorned with pink and white blossoms.

Constructed entirely from 'cà chít,' a distinctive local wood, the church's walls are made of earth and straw without using concrete, steel, or lime plaster. Inside, the wooden columns and beams, while not intricately carved, showcase bold and graceful patterns that reflect the cultural essence of the indigenous Central Highland communities.

2. Dak Bla River

The Dak Bla River, a lifeline for Kon Tum, winds through the mountain town like a soft ribbon, creating a picturesque embrace around the petite city. The river's expansive waters are dotted with unique wooden boats that resemble forest leaves drifting serenely on its surface, adding to the town's charm and beauty.

3. Kon Klor Suspension Bridge

The Kon Klor Suspension Bridge in Kon Klor village is the most splendid iron suspension bridge in the Central Highlands. Spanning the Dak Bla River, it connects two riverbanks adorned with lush green pineapples. The bridge has replaced the traditional wooden ferries, bringing people closer and fostering community.

Visitors can explore the Bah Nar – Kon Klor ethnic village, share a glass of traditional cane wine with the locals, and cross the bridge to reach fertile lands with banana and coffee plantations. Following a 6-kilometer winding road leads to Kon K’tu village, where the Bah Nar ethnic group maintains their traditional lifestyle amid pristine natural landscapes.

4. Măng Đen Pine Forest

Măng Đen, situated over 1,000 meters above sea level within the tropical moist climate belt, enjoys a cool climate year-round with temperatures ranging from 18 to 20ºC, earning it the nickname 'second Da Lat' of the Central Highlands.

This area boasts diverse resources, with primary forests covering over 80% of the natural forest area. It is home to numerous species listed in Vietnam's and the world's Red Books, including red pine, pơ mu, and valuable medicinal herbs. The 4,000 hectares of pine forest are perfect for camping and picnicking.

5. Pa Sỹ Waterfall

The Pa Sỹ Waterfall ecological tourist area is located in the Kon Tu Rằng village of the Rơ Mâm people, about 6 kilometers northwest of Kon Plong district center. This area features pristine beauty with original pine forests, waterfalls, and lakes. The climate is pure and cool year-round.

At the heart of this area is Pa Sỹ Waterfall, formed by the convergence of the three largest streams in Măng Đen. Known in the Rơ Mâm language as Pau Suh, meaning three streams merging into one, the waterfall's name has evolved to Pa Sỹ over time.

6. Indochine Intersection

Exploring Dong Duong Intersection, a renowned destination in Kon Tum, is best experienced on a motorbike. The freedom and opportunity to discover the charms of the sunny and windy Central Highlands region are unparalleled.

In this border area, you will find a significant border marker representing the tri-border area of Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. This triangular-shaped marker, standing nearly 900 kilograms and 2 meters high, offers panoramic views of the lush and vibrant landscape of the Dong Duong Intersection.

7. Ngoc Linh Mountain

Known as the 'roof' of Southern Vietnam, the Ngoc Linh mountain range, part of the Southern Truong Son range, features elevations from 300 to 2,600 meters and diverse tropical climate characteristics.

This range is home to the renowned Ngoc Linh ginseng, concentrated in the mountainous districts of Ngoc Linh in Kon Tum and Quang Nam, at elevations between 1,500 and 2,100 meters.

8. Chư Mom Ray National Park

Chư Mom Ray National Park, established from the Chư Mom Ray Nature Reserve, spans over 56,000 hectares and boasts the highest biodiversity in Vietnam's national park system. It is the only national park in Vietnam bordering both Laos and Cambodia.

Visitors can explore rich natural resources and visit landmarks such as the Truong Son Road, H 67 site, Phuong Hoang Airport, Bo Y International Border Gate, and Yaly hydroelectric plant. The park also offers insights into the customs and traditions of local ethnic communities.

Embark on a journey to Kon Tum with T'Mang Deeng to experience its wild, mysterious charm and explore its captivating beauty.