The Wooden Church at Kon Tum
The Wooden Church at Kon Tum

Kon Tum

Kon Tum Province is located in the northernmost area of the Central Highlands of Vietnam with mountains, coffee plantations and hill stations above 1,000m in elevation. The region of Kon Tum is home to many ethnic minorities whose life has been basically untouched by far.

 The wooden church at Kon Tum Vietnam
The wooden church at Kon Tum Vietnam

Kon Tum is not on the travel itineraries of most travellers to Vietnam. The region is sometimes visited by adventure travellers who love straying from the tourist track. Also, some war travellers visit Kon Tum, as it was the site of many brutal battles in recent history. Luxury infrastructure for tourism in Kon Tum is simply not available yet, but there are decently clean hotels and restaurants in Kon Tum Town, the capital town of the province.

Nha Rong - Kon Tum - Vietnam
Nha Rong of the Bahnar People at Kon Tum, Vietnam

Kon Tum is 49 kilometres north of Plei Ku, 246 kilometres north of Buon Ma Thuot, 230 kilometres northwest of Qui Nhon.