Kon Tum

Area: 9,689.6 sq. km.
Population: 495.9 thousand habitants (2015).
Capital: Kon Tum City.
Districts (8): Dak Glei, Ngoc Hoi, Dak To, Kon Ray, Kon Plong, Dak Ha, Tu Mo Rong, Sa Thay.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Xo Dang, Ba Na, Gie Trieng, Ra Glai...


Kon Tum is on Central Highlands. It shares border with Laos, Cambodia on the west, Quang Nam Province on the north, Quang Ngai Province on the east and Gia Lai Province on the south.

On the north, there is highest granite mountain region in Southern Viet Nam with Ngoc Linh 2,598m and Ngoc Phan 2,251m. It is source of Tranh, Thu Bon, Tra Khuc, Ba rivers.

Forest covers 50% total of Kon Tum area with valuable wood, rare birds. Basalt soil is suitable to plan rubber, coffee, tea, sugar cane. The province has 26,000ha grassland that gives good condition to raise cattle.

Climate: Kon Tum has feature climate of Central Highland. That is tropical monsoon one. There are two seasons. The rain season lasts from May to October. The dry season lasts from November to April next year. Average annual temperature is 23.4oC. Average annual  rainfall is 1,884mm.


Coming to Kon Tum, visitors enjoy mountainous landscapes like Ngoc Linh Mountain, Chu Mon Ray Primitive Forest, Mang Den Ecotourism Area, Dak Tre Tourist Site, and Dak To Hot Spring. Tourists are interesting in historical relics such as Kontum Former Prison, Dak Glei Prison, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Dak To, Tan Canh Battle Field.

Visitors would observe beautiful wooden stilt houses in Ba Na villages and Communal House (Nha Rong) that only be found in villages on the north of the Central Highlands.


Mang Den Ecotourism Area (Kon Tum Province)


Ethnic minorities make up 51% population of Kon Tum. Most of them are Ba Na, Xo Dang, Gie Trieng, Gia Rai, B'Rau, and Ro Man. They work on fields in the mountains Kon Tum has colorful, diversified culture of ethnic groups. Their customs are unique with special traditional festivals like cong chieng (gongs), buffalo stabling, leaving- the- tomb, new rice festivals.



Road: Kon Tum is 49km from Pleiku, 198km from Quy Nhon, 246km from Buon Ma Thuot, 436km from Nha Trang. National Road N°. 14 runs from west of Quang Nam, vie Kon Tum City, then to Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Ho Chi Minh City. National Road N°. 24 connects Kon Tum to Quang Ngai.

Air: Pleiku Airport (Pleiku City, Gia Lai Province) is 45km from Kon Tum City.


Indochine Hotel

Add: 30 Bach Dang St., Kon Tum City

Tel: (84-260) 3863 334

Hiep Thanh restaurant

Add: 529 Nguyen Hue St., Kon Tum City

Tel: (84-260) 3865 845

Indochinese restaurant

Add: 30 Bach Dang St., Kon Tum City

Tel: (84-260) 3863 335

42 restaurant

Add: Zone 3, Dak To Townlet, Dak To Dist

Tel: (84-260) 3831 345

Ngoc Linh restaurant

Add: 30 Bach Dang St., Kon Tum City

Tel: (84-260) 3865 666

90.I restaurant

Add: 517 Nguyen Hue St., Kon Tum City

Tel: (84-260) 3862 594

90.II restaurant

Add: 521 Nguyen Hue St., Kon Tum City

Tel: (84-260) 3862 594