Unveiling the Hidden Gems of Kon Tum

1. Overview of Kon Tum

Located in the northernmost of the Central Highlands, Kon Tum unveils a breathtaking tapestry of majestic mountains, pristine forests, and the vibrant culture of its indigenous communities. Adventure awaits! Immerse yourself in ecotourism activities, savor the region’s unique cuisine, and delve into the rich tapestry of local traditions.

  • Area: 433 square km
  • Population: 579,914 people
  • Region: Central Highlands of Vietnam
  • Weather: Rainy Season (Apr – Nov); Dry Season (Dec – Mar)
  • Destinations: Wooden Church; Minority Villages; Coffee & pepper farm; Mang Den; Chu Mom Ray National Park

2. Destinations in Kon Tum

  • Kon Tum Cathedral

Standing tall for nearly a century, Kon Tum Cathedral (also known as Wooden Church) is a landmark and a major tourist attraction in the Central Highlands. Built from 1913 to 1918, this unique architectural marvel blends Romanesque influences with the traditional stilt house design of the Ba Na people, creating a harmonious fusion of cultures.

Recognized as a national historical and cultural relic, the cathedral is not just a place of worship, but a testament to the region’s rich heritage and cultural exchange.

Kon Tum Wooden Church - an iconic work in Kon Tum City

Wooden Church

Wooden Church Sanctuary in Kom Tum City

Wooden Church Sanctuary

  • Minority Villages

Kon Tum is currently the living space of 43 ethnic communities, including 7 indigenous ethnic groups (Gia Rai, Ba Na, Xo Dang, Gie Trieng, Brau, Ro Mam, Hre) – According to statistics of the website of the Ethnic Committee of Kon Tum province
Exploring ethnic villages in this area will bring visitors unforgettable experiences such as: Visiting communal houses, enjoying traditional dishes, participate in traditional festivals, learn about the customs and traditions of local people,etc.
Childrens in minority villages in Kon Tum

Minority Villages

  • Coffee & Pepper Farm

Kon Tum is a land where verdant hillsides shimmer with the emerald leaves of coffee plants and the robust vines of peppercorns. Here, visitors can embark on an aromatic adventure, witnessing firsthand the journey of these beloved Central Highland specialties.

Coffee Flower in Kon Tum

Coffee Flower

Pepper Farm in Kon Tum


  • Mang Den

Mang Den is known as a small town in Kon Plong district – Kon Tum province. With mild air and cool climate all year round, along with natural forest coverage of more than 80%. This place used to be a French resort in Indochina in the 19th century
Coming to Mang Den, visitors will be overwhelmed by the beauty of green pine forests, poetic lakes, majestic mountains and unique ethnic villages.
Mang Den Town in Kon Plong district, Kon Tum province

Majestic natural landscape

Kon Tu Rang Suspension Bridge

Kon Tu Rang Suspension Bridge

  • Chu Mom Ray National Park

Spanning a vast 560 square kilometers, Chu Mom Ray National Park stands as the verdant heart of the Central Highlands. Often referred to as the region’s “green lung,” it boasts a breathtaking diversity of ecosystems teeming with rare and fascinating flora and fauna. The most popular activity here is hiking through primeval forests, suitable for those who like to conquer majestic nature.

Chu Mom Ray National Park - Green lung of Central Highlands

National park physical model

Chu Mom Ray Hiking Trail

3. Best time to visit Kon Tum

In general, Kon Tum has a temperate, cool climate all year round with average temperatures fluctuating between 22 – 23 degrees Celsius. The rainy season starts from April – November and the dry season from December – March next year. In there:

  • January – March: Cool weather, little rain, suitable for sightseeing and exploration activities
  • April – June: The rainy season begins, bringing fresh green scenery to Kon Tum. In particular, this is also the period when coffee flowers bloom
  • July – September: Peak rainy season, also the season of majestic waterfalls, suitable for those who love to explore nature
  • October – December: This is considered the ideal time to travel to this land after the rainy season ends, with clear blue skies and cool green natural scenery.

In addition, from November to March next year is considered a festival period with many unique cultural activities.

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