Gia Lai, a lesser-known mountainous province in Vietnam Central Highland, beholds a gorgeous wilderness and great diversity in culture. It’s home to numerous Vietnamese ethnic groups that reside in between the picturesque mountains and crystal-clear lake. If you’re about to visit Gia Lai, here is all you need to know for the best trip!
How to Travel to Gia Lai?
Tourists can arrive in Gia Lai from Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Dalat by buses. There’re a few trips a day from these neighboring cities and we advise you to book the tickets beforehand.
For those departing from cities further away like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, book a domestic flight to Pleiku domestic airport via Vietjet Air or Vietnam Airline.
Best Time to Visit Gia Lai in Your Vietnam Tours
Gia Lai has two distinct seasons. The rainy season starts in May and ends in October while the dry season is between November and April. Therefore, the best time to travel to Gia Lai is from around December to March. This is when you can observe the beauty of nature when the rubber trees change leaves by the end of the year.
It’s not humid and wet during this section of time in Gia Lai, which makes sightseeing a lot easier.
4 Best Things to Do in Gia Lai in Your Vietnam Tours
Snap the Coolest Shots for Your Instagram at T’Nung Lake
T’Nung Lake is an oval-shaped crater of a formerly active volcano. The great T’Nung Lake has been an endless inspiration for artists for ages. The lake is located in Bien Ho Commune and known as a must-see destination for travelers whenever they visit Gia Lai.
Situated at 800 meters above sea level and occupies a large area of 250 hectares. The lake reaches 18 meters in depth with crystal-clear water all year round. The scene is spectacular and tranquil with mild waves under the high clear sky, which has given T’Nung Lake a romantic name as the ‘Pleiku’s Eye’.
Make a Trek to Ham Rong Mountain
Dragon’s Jaw Mount, also known as Ham Rong Mountain in Vietnamese, is only 11 kilometers towards the South of Pleiku. The mount sees dozens of trekkers paying a visit every weekend.
Ham Rong Mountain is located along the national highway 14B, which means traveling and trekking here has become easier than ever. Ham Rong is left behind as an outcome of a formerly active volcano, and granted with a pleasant scene of volcanic crater covered with the green carpet of trees.
After a fun trek to the summit at 1000 meters above sea level, you’ll be rewarded with a mesmerizing landscape of white clouds covering the infinite ground. The entire path leading to the summit is decorated with wild sunflowers along both sides from October to November. If this is what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to come here by the end of the year!
Wander around Kon Ka Kinh National Park in Your Vietnam Tours
Kon Ka Kinh National Park is one of the most sought-after destinations in Gia lai that is located 50 kilometers away from Pleiku. This is an awesome getaway for the nature lover and passionate adventurous. Kon Ka Kinh is home to gigantic wildlife that occupies a large area of nearly 42000 hectares. Kon Ka Kinh has been an ASEAN Heritage Parks since 2003. The highest spot of Kon Ka Kinh National park is 1748 meters above sea level.
Visiting Kon Ka Kinh, the traveler will be amazed at a wide diversity of flora and fauna species. There lie a great number of natural diversity such as the winding rivers and streams, golden-like waterfalls and especially jungles. Making a trek to the mount of Kon Ka Kinh National Park is also a one-of-a-kind experience. Over here, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking scene of the great Truong Son mountain range appearing right in front of your eyes. For the best trip inside Kon Ka Kinh National Park, don’t forget to have a local guide accompany!
Throw the Best Picnic of Your Life at Phu Cuong Waterfall
Phu Cuong Waterfall is a famous attraction in Gia Lai which is located not so far away from Pleiku city center. The total height reaches 45 meters and ends with a small lake at the foot. Even though the best time to visit Phu Cuong Waterfall is during the rainy season since the flow of water is much more powerful and massive, we still advise you to come in the dry season for better safety. This is when the waterfall turns into an intricate piece of silk, which brings out the elegant beauty of Mother Nature.
The article above is a perfect peek for those who want to visit Gia Lai in their Vietnam tours. Don’t forget to contact the best local operator in Vietnam for an awesome trip to Gia Lai and have everything prepared beforehand!