Pleiku - A simply great destination in Central Highlands of Vietnam

Nga Do
For you! guys who looking for a "nice" city, without much of noise & travel services. And great coffee!

Pleiku is the capital of the Gia Lai Province and is linked by road to Buon Me Thuot (197km), Quy Nhon (166km) and Kontum (49km). Inhabited mainly by the Bahnar and Jarai ethnic groups, Pleiku today is usually served as a pass to the quieter town of Kontum.

Located 36km from Pleiku, Plei Phun village is a good example to explore the Jarai's culture. Here, tombs take the form of mini-houses surrounded by carved wooden effigies, often humorous and sometimes graphic depictions of stages of procreation.

7km north of Pleiku, Sea Lake is the flooded crater of an ancient volcano. With scenic area, this beautiful lake may also be a pleasant excursion from Pleiku.

Visits at minority villages are a MUST but it is always required a local guide, local transportation and permits to these spots. Please do not offer money directly to minority people - instead donate to a local charity or offer a small gift such as pens and toys. And remember to ask for permission before taking photographs in minority areas.

The cuisine - It's one of the reason why i love this place. It has a huge numbers of great food. The best one must be "Phở Khô". You all knew about "Phở" in Hanoi, but "Phở Khô" is a very exclusive food and far different from "Phở". I highly recommend you go there and try it. This is the best food i ever had for breakfast. You could find a lot of "Phở Khô" restaurant in Pleiku, but the most famous are these following names: Ngọc Linh, Ngọc Sơn, Nữ, Bé Tư...


This city is the 2nd coffee producer in Vietnam with many choices for coffee branches. Those are not famous as Trung Nguyen Coffee but generally has original tastes & cheaper prices. Only 10.000 VND you got a cup of great coffee. This is a "must" for those who love coffee!

The best time to visit the Highlands is between November and January, when the landscape is lush, the rain is minimal and the weather is temperate. Hope this article give you initial ideas about this place. 

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