Gia Lai

Gia Lai is located in the Central Highlands. It shares the border with Kon Tum Province on the north, Dak Lak Province on the south, Cambodia on the west, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen provinces on the east.

Area: 15,536.9 sq. km.

Population: 1,161,7 thousand habitants (2006)

Ethnic groups : Viet (Kinh), Gia Rai, Ba Na, Tay…

Capital: Pleiku City.

Administrative divisions:

– Town: An Khe, Ayun Pa

– Districts: Chu Pah, Chu Prong, Chu Se, Duc Co, Ia Grai, Kbang, Krong Pa, Kong Chro, Mang Yang, Dak Doa, Ia Pa, Dak Po, Phu Thien.

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Geography in Gia Lai

Gia Lai is located in the Central Highlands. It shares the border with Kon Tum Province on the north, Dak Lak Province on the south, Cambodia on the west, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen provinces on the east.

Gia Lai is source of Ba and Se San rivers with Yaly hydroelectricity plant. It owns many springs, lakes, waterfalls, rives, and primary forest.

Climate in Gia Lai

There are two seasons: the rainy season lasts from May to November and the dry season lasts from December to April. The annual average temperature varies between 21 and 25ºC. The west of Truong Son Ranges has annual average rainfall is 2,200 – 2,500mm. The east of Truong Son Ranges has annual average rainfall is 1,200 – 1,750mm.

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Truong Son Ranges

Tourism in Gia Lai

Coming to GiaLai, visitors have a change to discover many impressive, poetic scenes. They are KonKaKinh, KonChaRang tropical forests, XungKhoeng Waterfall, PhuCuong Waterfall, DaTrang, Mo springs and AyaunHa Lake. Located on the top of an extinct volcano, BienHo (ToNung Lake) is called the ‘Pearl of Pleiku’. Its water is so clear that visitors can see fish swimming under blue water.

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Phu Cuong Waterfall

The province is also proud of funeral houses, LaPhum, D’koTu traditional villages with special Rong house. Whenever going to this windy and sunny land, visitors are likely to see the unique architectural style of the statues in funeral houses, and to investigate the local customs and practice mysterious to them. Apart of that, tens of thousands of visitors are attracted to DongXanh Cutural Park in which many typical varieties of flowers and trees of Central Highlands are planted.

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Rong house

GiaLai has historic sites such as King Quang Trung’s guerilla base, Nup hero’s homeland, Pleiku Prison, Pleime, CheoLeo, and LaRang battlefields.

Transportation in Gia Lai

Pleiku is 186km from Quy Nhon, 197km from Buon Ma Thuot, and 550km from Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Airlines has daily from Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City to Pleiku Airport. Pleiku Airport is 25km from Pleiku City centre, 45km from Kon Tum.

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