DESTINATION - PLEIKU

DESTINATION - PLEIKU

The Central Highland cover the southern part of the Truong Son Moutain Range (Annamite Cordillera) and include the provinces of Lam Dong, Daklak, Gia Lai and Kon Tum. The region, which is home to many ethno-linguistic minority group, is renowned for its cool climate, moutain scenery and innumerable stream, lakes and waterfalls.

Although the population of the central highlands is only about two millian, the area has always been considered statergically important. During the American War, considerable fighting took place around Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku and Kon Tum.

The western region of the central highland along the border with Cambodia and Laos in vast, fertile plateau with red soil of volcanic origin. The good soil and sparse population has not gone unnoticed the government has targeted the area for a massive resettlement programs. Most of the new settlers are farmer from the north of the country.

The western highlands area has lost most of its natural beauty. There are a few of remain forest remaining, but most of the trees were either destroyed by Agent Orange during the American War or have been stripped off to make way for agriculture. The only thing that really adds to bit of colour to this part of Vietnam are the Montagnards, particularly in the Kon Tum area.

Pleiku is a town in central Vietnam, located in that nation's central highland region. It is the capital of the Gia Lai Province; it is inhabited primarily by the Bahnar and Jarai ethnic groups, sometimes known as the Montagnards or Degar.

The town is the centre of the urban district of Pleiku which covers an area of 261 km². As of 2003 the district had a population of 186,763.[2] The town sits at the junction of several highways

The city is home to the Hoang Anh Gia Lai club.

Pleiku is served by Pleiku Airport in the near outskirt of the city.
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