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 Kon Tum
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Kon Tum Overview:
Kon Tum is located on the North of the highland. The North borders Quang Nam Province, the South is Gia Lai, the East is Quang Ngai Province, the West is 150km long as a border to Laos and 127km long as a border to Cambodia. Kon Tum’s surface is around 9,614.5 km2.
A big part of Kon Tum is on the East of Truong Son Mountain range and inclined from East to West and down from North to South.
This area is a source of many big rivers such as Cai River that goes to Quang Nam, SeSan River goes to Cambodia, Ba river goes to Phu Yen.
Kon Tum Province included 9 Districts with 96 Towns, Wards and Communes. The 9 Districts are Kon Tum City, Dak Glei, Dak Ha , Dakto , Kon Plong, Kon Ray, Ngoc Hoi, Sa Thay and Tu Mo Rong. Those names were from Ethnic’s language.
Due to Bahnar’s language, Kon means a village and Tum means a lake. Kon Tum means Lake village as this area was to have a big lake.
Kon Tum is around 600km to the North from Ho Chi Minh City, 215 km to the West from Quy Nhon. It has a lowest residential population among the 63 Provinces in the whole country. The main tribes are Kinh, Sedang, Bahnar, Gie Trieng, Gia Rai...
Bahnar people were native people in Kon Tum. They were good hunter and were the first hill tribe who used buffalo for working in the field and learning the words.
Kon Tum is a developing province. About 50% Kinh people came and living there that changed their society. Not much difference between Kinh and other hill tribe people in Kon Tum nowadays. It is not easy to find a real traditional village but the houses with tiles and bricks… However, somewhere far in the urban area, still have many other people who life attached with nature, poor and unlettered.


 Tourist Attractions in Kon Tum

Ngoc Hoi District
Ngoc Hoi District

Ngoc Hoi District is located in the North of Kon Tum Province. On the East of Truong Son Mountain Range, its Northern border is Dak Glei District, Northeast is Tu Mo Rong District, Dakto in the Southeast , Sa Thay in the South, Laos and Cambodia in the West. Across Truong Son Mountain Range, that is 34km long as the border with Laos and 13 km long as the border with Cambodia.
Its town named Pleikan, that is the Indochina Interchange between the line North – South and East – West included Ho Chi Minh road ( National highway 14) and the Indochina road ( National highway 40) via Bo Y border gate to Laos, Cambodia , Thailand and Myanmar.
Ngoc Hoi is growing very fast nowadays.



Mang Den
Mang Den

Mang Den is situated on about 1100m -1400m above the height of the sea level, Mang Den still is a wild area with primary pine forests, very nice climate around 18-20oC at the daytime.
Around 50km from Kon Tum to Quang Ngai ( on the South East China coast) via National Highway 24, on the top of Mang Den Pass, there is a plain which the Ethnic language means “ Mang” and “ Den” means a residential area. Mang Den possesses many lakes and waterfall that made it more beautiful and romantic. Due to the famers, the water and climate in Mang Den is suitable for raising the Salmon fish.
Nowadays, The Viet Nam Tourism Department and the local Government were plant for Mang Den to become a tourist Area which connects the coast to Highlands. This project is on processing with many villas as restaurants and accommodation.



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