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Beautiful sceneries in the Central Highlands

Vietnam's Central Highlands really attracts tourists for its cool climate, mountain scenery,

numerous of stream, lakes and water falls, the pine-forest hills, cultivated vegetable, flower

valleys and many other sites.

Beautiful sceneries in the Central Highlands

The Central Highlands of Vietnam (Tây Nguyên) is one of the most fascinating areas in the

country. Covering provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong, the

Central Highlands is an area of stunning natural beauty...

Vietnam's Central Highlands really attracts tourists for its cool climate, mountain scenery,

numerous of stream, lakes and water falls, the pine-forest hills, cultivated vegetable, flower

valleys and many other sites. Visitors will be able to experience adventure in natural

surroundings and many well-known sightseeing spots...

Travelling through Vietnam via the magnificent Central Highlands is a fabulous alternative

to the much trodden coastal route. The Central Highlands boast beautiful natural features

such as relatively untouched forests, waterfalls and spectacular scenery, which contrast with

areas still bearing the savage scars of war. A large number of ethnic minority groups still live

traditionally in the highlands, particularly around Kon Tum, Pleiku, Buon Ma Thuot.

Buon Ma Thuot is the most popular centre in the Highlands and the trips here tend to be

done by pre-organised groups and are focused on city tours, some villages in the immediate

surrounds and Yok Don National Park.

In Pleiku, you can visit Banhar and Jarai minority villages, including a day-long trek that

takes you through four Banhar villages. We found the city tour over-hyped and the veteran

tours would really only be of interest to those with an active interest in the war. Tours into the

surrounds take in waterfalls, elephant rides and folk-shows, but it is suggested that Buon Ma

Thuot being a better base for this type of trip.

Kon Tum offers the best potential as a true trekking destination, with a selection of

possibilities including multi-day trips involving sleeping rough and visiting very remote

villages. The per-person price for groups drops, so try to rustle up more people to lower the

cost. You would be well advised to find like-minded travellers on Vietnam's coast and then

head to Kon Tum together, as the chances of just showing up in Kon Tum and joining a group

about to go trekking are as good as finding a hamburger with the works there.

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