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Pleiku

Orientation

Pleiku is located around a ravine, but you won't notice it until you're in it because of all the development.

It can be a bit of a struggle to find good internet in Pleiku -- the Online Games place two doors down from the Thanh Lich Hotel is fairly reliable, if noisy and filled with kids playing games. You'll find a spot on Hung Vuong west of the Hung Vuong hotel -- it's quieter but they seem to have a lot of trouble with their system going offline.

The old Vietcom bank that's still on most maps has been closed in preparation for demolition and reconstruction -- in the meantime, the Incom Bank nearby provides full services, including cashing travellers cheques. If there's one thing Pleiku doesn't lack it's 24-hour ATMs that honour a wide variety of debit and credit cards -- if you've been having trouble elsewhere, you'll probably succeed in Pleiku. In addition to the one outside Incom bank, there are two ATMs in the Laly Hotel, and at most other large hotels.

Motorcycle rentals are available 'off the street' but we found overcharging was rampant. The Thanh Lich can arrange rentals, but they really only have one bike of their own to lend -- at least they charge reasonable rates for it: 80,000 VND for a day, 10,000 VND by the hour.

The post office is located near the corner of Hung Vuong and Tran Hung Dao Sts and is open from 07:00 to 21:00 daily.

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