Vietnam has staggering diversity. The country has 53 ethnic minority groups, each with their own individual language, culture and way of life. Many of them can be found in the Central Highlands, where foreigner travel and access to minority villages has been tightly controlled ever since the early 2000s, when protests in the region over indigenous rights were suppressed through a government ... Read more about Ethnic minority villages .
We’ve outlined village visits and your options for day tours, but if you want to learn about Kon Tum’s eight ethnic minorities while getting off the beaten track and getting exercise, trekking is just the ticket. If you’re short on time, a one-day trek isn’t the way to go. You are much better off doing the village tour by motorbike than spending time walking between villages that have ... Read more about Trekking .
When we inquired about touring the sites related to the Vietnam War, Mr Huynh paused, visibly ... Read more about Kon Tum War Tour .
This 110 kilometre one-day motorbike loop from Kon Tum will take your through rolling country roads close to both the Cambodian and Lao borders, past stunning lake vistas and idyllic farmland before arriving in Dak To, home to several key Vietnam War sites where the damage caused by Agent Orange is still visible on the landscape. You’ll return to Kon Tum via Highway 14, part of the historic Ho ... Read more about Kon Tum motorbike loop .
We highly recommend you do a guided trip to learn about the ethnic minorities as it’s inexpensive, insightful and allows you to interact properly with the locals. The Rong Houses are easy to find on your own – there are many dotted outside of town, ask your hotel – but the cemeteries are harder to find, and while you are much freer to explore on your own in Kon Tum than Pleiku or Buon Ma ... Read more about Cemetery and Rong house .
Imagine a quiet paved road that snakes through the Annamite Mountains. The road is flanked by deep layers of mysterious mist-shrouded jungle, and just when you think the tangle of greenery will swallow you whole, the world unexpectedly opens up to jaw-dropping grand sweeping views of sky and earth and glittering terraced rice fields ... Read more about Scenic drive Kon Tum to Quang Ngai or Hoi An .