Tuesday, October 1, 2019

10 stops on the journey to discover Gia Lai

"The Korean way"
Nature lovers can go to the first French tea plantation in Gia Lai, or see the wild beauty of T'Nung lake.

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Tea hill in Bien Ho

Tea hill in Bien Ho

Tea hills were planted in the 1920s in Chu Pah district, about 13 km from the center of Pleiku city. Because it is located on the northern bank of Bien Ho Lake (T'Nung Lake), this place is also known as the Bien Ho Tea Lake. This is the first French tea plantation in Gia Lai. Following the red dirt road leading in, you can smell the faint tea leaves in the wind. The best time to visit this place is early in the morning when the morning dew is still standing on the trees under the sunrise.
"The Korean way"

"The Korean way"

This is one of the most famous check-in spots in Gia Lai, about 10 km from the center of Pleiku, located in Bien Ho Tea. Thanks to the lush green scenery of two rows of coniferous trees that resembles many Korean film scenes, this road attracts photography lovers. In the early morning, you can see the image of mist on the road.
T'Nung Lake

T'Nung Lake

About 2 km from Bien Ho Tea, T'Nung Lake, also called Bien Ho, is a familiar name of Gia Lai people. This is a freshwater lake located in the northwest of Pleiku city, about 7 km from the center along Highway 14. This lake is located on a flat terrain plateau. Do not forget to visit a tower to view the lake from above.
Gia Lai Museum

Gia Lai Museum

This is where you can learn the traditional cultural history of the ethnic minorities in the province. Gia Lai Museum is located right on Dai Doan Ket Square, downtown Pleiku. The museum space is divided into 6 galleries with nearly 7,000 original artifacts of all kinds. Many artifacts date back millions of years, notably fossil wood samples.
The communal house styled church

The communal house styled church 

Pleichuet Church is located on Truong Dinh Street, Thang Loi Ward, downtown Pleiku. Bearing in the shape of a communal house, the church is not only a place for living of local people but also an attraction for tourists. The church is 5 times larger than the normal communal house. The building has a sloping roof and is built on large pillars. Visitors can come here at any time of the day to visit and take photos.
Pleiku Prison

Pleiku Prison

The prison was built by the French in 1925 on a high hill on Yet Kieu Street, Dien Hong Ward, Pleiku City. The area of the detention is about 7 ha, surrounded by 3 m high walls with barbed wire. The prison today is no longer intact but preserves many artifacts and traces of the war. Guests can enter the tour for free at any time of the day.
Central market

Central market

Another name for this area is Cho Moi, which was built in the 80s of the last century. The building is degraded and a bit slippery in the rainy season but visitors can find many delicious dishes inside such as filter cake, noodles, stewed fruit... This is an ideal address for breakfast and starting-up a new day in Pleiku.
Minh Thanh Pagoda

Minh Thanh Pagoda

The temple was built in 1964, bearing the Japanese architecture, with a 16 m high hall, the ceiling made of po-mu wood. In front of the main hall is a stone statue of 18 Arhat. Visit this place, do not forget to visit the Amitabha Buddha statue of 7.5 m high, weighs 40 tons placed in a lake surrounded by willow.
Chu Dang Ya

Chu Dang Ya

Chu Dang Ya volcano is about 30 km northeast of Pleiku city center. The volcano has been sleeping for millions of years and also attracts many nature lovers by the wildness of the mountains. Each season, this place has its own beauty, but the wild rose petals in October still keep the visitors here the most.
Phu Cuong Waterfall

Phu Cuong Waterfall

Waterfall is located in Dun commune, Chu Se district. From afar, you can admire the majestic waterfall flowing like a giant silk strip across the Central Highlands mountains.

The waterfall is about 3 km from Chu Se town and about 45 km southeast of Pleiku. The pristine natural landscape makes this stop favored many travelers. The path to the waterfall is quite sloping, with stairs. The waterfall flows stronger, the trees are also greener during the rainy season.

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