Gia Lai is a province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam that is famous for coffee fields and traditional coffee flavor. Although Gia Lai’s tourism is not developed as Da Lat, it has many stunning sceneries that you can never imagine. Let’s check out the top 4 most checked-in attractions in Gia Lai now!
Chu Dang Ya Volcano – Attractions in Gia Lai
Chu Dang Ya belongs to the territory of Ploi Lagri village, Chu Dang Ya commune, Chu Pah district. In the language of J’rai people, Chu Dang Ya means a tough ginger. This volcano has been inactive for millions of years. Chu Dang Ya volcano is the ideal place for those who love nature, love exploring and finding hidden pure and charming beauty of Gia Lai.
The remains of lava over millions of years left Chu Dang Ya the fertile and rich basalt soil. It creates great conditions for local people to cultivate crops such as corn, sweet potato, pumpkin, etc. as the source of food.
Coming to Chu Dang Ya in November, you will be able to see the vast fields of beautiful wild sunflowers blooming. Especially, from 10 to 13 November, the wild sunflower festival is held at communal house of La Gri village. To get here, from Pleiku city center, heading to the northeast about 30 km, you will reach Chu Dang Ya commune. From there, you can ask the local people for the way to the mountain.
T’Nung Lake – Attractions in Gia Lai for nature lovers
About 2 km from Ho Che Tea Farm is T’Nung Lake. This lake is also known as Bien Ho, which is a familiar name to Gia Lai people. T’Nung is a freshwater lake located in the northwest of Pleiku city, on a flat terrain plateau, about 800 m above sea level.
T’Nung Lake is the home to various kinds of birds. Coming here, you will have the opportunity to visit and explore the vast surface of the lake surrounded and covered by green pine forests. Don’t forget to visit a tower at T’Nung to observe the lake from above. In addition, you can also hire a boat to explore the lake at every corners.
Bien Ho Tea Farm
Located on the North bank of Bien Ho, the place is named Bien Ho Tea farm because it is a combination of irrigation lake and vast tea fields. This attraction is only about 13 km from Pleiku city, located in Chu Pah district. It is also the first tea plantation of the French in Gia Lai, formed from the 20s of last century.
This is a must-visit destination in Gia Lai for those who like tea and want to have stunning picture with green tea fields stretching endlessly.
Kon Ka Kinh National Park – Gia Lai
Kon Ka Kinh National Park is a typical tourist destination in the journey to discover the nature of Gia Lai. With an area of 41,780 hectares, the national park is located in the northeast of Gia Lai province, about 50km from Pleiku city. This is an ideal ecotourism site for visitors to rest, relax and study science.
Activities to join at Kon Ka Kinh National Park:
- Trekking the trail through forests to the height of over 700 meters to see primitive forests with plant species in diverse shapes and colors.
- Admiring thousand-year-old ancient trees while enjoying the cool climate and charming sceneries around.
- Conquering Kon Ka Kinh peak at the height of 1,748 m. It is the roof of the Pleiku plateau.
- Visiting villages of ethnic minority groups.