Mang Den is often referred to as "a pristine paradise in the heart of the jungle." Despite the growing number of tourists, unlike Da Lat, Mang Den has managed to retain its unspoiled charm and tranquil atmosphere.

Visitors to Mang Den can immerse themselves in the authentic and intimate lifestyle of the Central Highlands through cultural activities and interactions with the local people. A 2-3 day trip to Mang Den, Kon Tum is affordable, making it accessible to all types of travelers.

Travel Guidelines Mang Den Map - Bản đồ du lịch Măng Đen

Where is Mang Den?

Mang Den is a small town in Kon Plong district, Kon Tum province, often called "miniature Da Lat." Its name, derived from the Mo Nam people, means "flat and large land." This area is known for its pristine forests, lakes, waterfalls, and vast pine forests. Located about 60km northeast of Kon Tum city, it sits at an altitude of about 1,200m and enjoys a cool climate year-round.

Gac Mang Re Hotel - One of the best hote in Mang Den

How to Get to Mang Den

Most tourists prefer to fly to Pleiku airport, which is 50km from Kon Tum, to save time and for convenience. Vietjet Air offers flights to Pleiku airport at around 350,000 VND. From Pleiku, visitors can take a passenger car, taxi, or bus to Mang Den, a journey that typically takes 1-2 hours. Renting a motorbike in Mang Den is ideal for exploring the Central Highlands' scenic landscapes. Motorbike rentals cost about 120,000 VND/day.

Top Attractions in Mang Den Kon Tum



1. Dak Ke Lake: Also known as Toong Ro Poong Lake, this serene lake spans about 3 hectares and is surrounded by lush greenery and small stilt houses. Visit in January or February to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom.

2. Ngoc Le Peak: At 1,720m high, Ngoc Le Peak offers beautiful trekking routes and panoramic views. Located about 10km from Mang Den town, it's a popular spot for "cloud hunting," best experienced early in the morning.

3. Pa Sy Waterfall: Situated in Mang Canh commune, this 1500m high waterfall is formed from three streams converging. It is part of a 25-hectare eco-tourism area and is known for its gentle, calm beauty.

4. Kon Bring Community Cultural Tourism Village: This village, home to the M'Nam people, is 3km east of Kon Plong district center. Visitors can engage in local cultural activities and enjoy the scenic Hi Am waterfall.

5. Khanh Lam Pagoda: Located in the Mang Den eco-tourism area, this pagoda, built in 1987, features beautiful architecture, a 17m high statue of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, and a serene lotus pond.

6. Our Lady of Mang Den Pilgrimage Center: A famous Catholic pilgrimage site, this center is 60km from Kon Tum City. It features a 1-meter high statue of Our Lady of Mang Den surrounded by flowers, offering a peaceful and sacred atmosphere.

What to Eat in Mang Den Kon Tum

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1. Xuyen Tieu Hot Pot: This specialty dish includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs like goji berries and red apples, creating a naturally sweet and flavorful hotpot.

2. Dried Chicken Salad with Bamboo Shoots: Combining dried chicken, bamboo shoots, peanuts, and vegetables, this salad offers a unique sweet and sour taste.

3. Grilled Pork Skewers: Marinated pork is skewered and grilled over charcoal, providing a tender and flavorful dish.

4. Grilled Chicken and Lam Rice: This signature dish features naturally raised chicken mixed with spices and grilled to perfection, best enjoyed hot with sticky rice and peanut or sesame salt.

Travel Tips for Mang Den Kon Tum



  • Best Time to Visit: October to December, when the weather is dry, and flowers are in bloom.
  • Preparation: Bring raincoats, umbrellas, and warm clothing as the weather can be cold in the early morning and evening.
  • Documents: Carry ID, driver's license, and tickets for hotel check-ins and motorbike rentals.
  • Respect Local Culture: Follow local customs and regulations, and respect the environment.
  • Driving: The roads to Mang Den can be steep and winding; drive carefully if you're going by yourself.

Mang Den is an ideal destination for those seeking exploration and adventure, with its cool climate and untouched beauty. A trip to Mang Den is not just about visiting famous spots; it's a journey to discover the unique culture of the Central Highlands people.