Gia Lai VietnamGia Lai, Vietnam
Gia Lai is located in the Vietnam Central Highlands, about 550km from Ho Chi Minh City. It shares the border with Kon Tum Province on the north, Dak Lak Province on the south
Gia Lai is located in the Vietnam Central Highlands, about 550km from Ho Chi Minh City. 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.
Coming to Gia Lai, travelers have a change to discover off the beaten path sites including Kon Ka Kinh, Kon Cha Rang tropical forests, Xung Khoeng Waterfall, Phu Cuong Waterfall, Da Trang, Mo springs and Ayaun Ha Lake. Located on the top of an extinct volcano, Bien Ho (To Nung Lake) is called the ‘Pearl of Pleiku’.
There are two seasons in Gia Lai including 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 Mountain Ranges has annual average rainfall is 1,200- 1,750mm.
Gia Lai has long history and old ethnic culture, mainly Gia Lai and Ba Na ethnics. This uniquely character stamps of rong house, house on stills, tomb-house statue architectural styles, traditional festivals, customs and musical instruments.
The funeral houses are typical of the Gia Lai. 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 Dong Xanh Cultural Park in which many typical varieties of flowers and trees of Central Highlands are planted.