Kon Tum Province lies in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam and shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. Situated at Dong Duong crossroad and Bo Y border gate, Kon Tum has long been famous for its history and potential tourism resources. The province is multi-ethnic with diverse cultural groups living together. Kon Tum plays an important role in strategic planning for social – economic and tourism development in Central Highlands in particular and in Vietnam in general.
In response to National Tourism Year Central Highlands – Dalat 2016, Kon Tum will hold four events in the province and take part in three events in Da Lat, Lam Dong. Major events include Ba Na communal house festival in Kon Tum in February; “Visit Mang Den and Kon Plong” tour in March; Folk art camp and art exhibition held in South Central Coast and Central Highlands in August; “Visit Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia border” tour in November; folk performances and fashion show highlight traditional costumes of ethnic minorities in October; brocade art festival and fashion show; Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival in Central Highlands held for first time and the 2nd International Gongs Festival in December.
Hopefully National Tourism Year helps visitors to understand the long history and culture diversity in Kon Tum in particular and Central Highlands in general as well as highlanders’ kind hearts, warm hospitality, and easy going personalities.