Pleiku is a town in central Vietnam seated in the central highland region. It is the capital of the Gia Lai Province.
It was strategically important during the Vietnam War because of the presence of military firebases. It is inhabited primarily by the Bahnar and Jarai ethnic groups, sometimes known as the Montagnards or Degar. A highway junction for roads going east (to Quy Nhon), west (to Cambodia), north (to Da Nang), and south (to Ho Chi Minh City), it was a large U.S. base in the Vietnam War. The town has a commercial airport.
The departing soldiers torched Pleiku, but the city was rebuilt in the 1980s with assistance fromt he Soviet Union.
80 Nguyen Van Troi str., Tel : 875 986
Vietcombank:, 12 Tran Hung Dao, Tel: 828 593
33 Quang Trung str.,.
Main Post office, 69 Hung Vuong, Tel: 824 011
To Nung Lake
approximately 10km from Pleiku City, Gia Lai Province.
Situated in the middle of the highlands red soil area, To Nung Lake looks like an emerald, with its green clear water.
The lake lies on the top of an extinct volcano. The view is spectacular with the lush vegetation and the colorful insects around the lake.
From the bank of the lake, one can get a general view of the area including Bien Ho Tea processing farm, Pleiku City, and Kon Tum Town. Legendary Horung Mountain nearby makes the lake even more beautiful. One can visit several rong houses and meet hospitable highland inhabitants. To Nung Lake is the pride of the Pleiku highland area.
Xung Khoeng Waterfall
It's 30 km from the south-west of Pleiku City, Chu Prong District, Gia Lai Province.
Xung Khoeng Waterfall is a beautiful landscape in Gia Lai.
The waterfall is about 40-m high, and from afar, visitors can hear drawling sounds of flowing water. On the two sides of the falls, trees and plants grow luxuriantly, and above is the high blue sky. The water makes its way into cracks in the rock to form a clear lake, surrounded by craggy walls.
Ho Chi Minh Museum: 1 Phan Dinh Phuong, Tel: 824 276
Displays documents and photos to demonstrate Uncle Ho’s affinity for hilltrible people and their love for him
Gia Lai Museum: 28 Quang Trung str., Tel: 824 520
Features hill-trible artefacts and photographs that memorialise Pleiku’s role during the American War.
Getting there and around
Pleiku is 186km from Quy Nhon, 197km from Buon Ma Thuot, and 550km from Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam Airlines , add: 55 Quang Trung str., Tel: 823 058
has daily from Danang and Ho Chi Minh City to Pleiku Airport. Pleiku Airport is 25km from Pleiku City centre, 45km from Kon Tum.
My Tam restaurant - Chinese family run.
Quang Trung dist
Cafe Tennis -
61 Quang Trung, Tel: 874 532
Nem Ninh Hoa – Tasty and fresh spring rolls.
80 Nguyen Van Troi,