Guidebook Go trekking around Kon Tum

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Go trekking around Kon Tum

This “sleepy, friendly town” is one of the best bases in the Central Highlands, writes Rough Guides. It’s also a “highly pleasant place to stay,” with a few sights of its own “including some sterling colonial-era architecture -- some of the most beautiful buildings in the country.” Kon Tum is a “true trekking destination,” says Travelfish -- and “don’t be surprised to find yourself sharing a jar of homemade wine in a village belonging to one of the eight different ethnic minorities here, notably the Jarai, Bahnar and Sedang.” You’ll be fine to walk around villages, advises Travelfish, “so long as you remain courteous with your camera … but it’s well worth the time and money to hire a good guide who speaks the ethnic group’s language to take you to villages further away from town.”

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