Also known as the war city, Pleiku is the capital of Gia Lai province in Vietnam. The city has become the hub for tourists in Vietnam. This central highland offers a range of places to see, visit and eat. Famous for its cuisine and military campaign in 1965, Pleiku should especially be visited during the dry season from November to April. This allows visitors to take a better look at the beauty of central highland region which are usually covered by heavy rainfall that limit their outing opportunities.
The city of Pleiku falls between routes 14 and 19 on the National highway of Vietnam. This central highland has some beautiful countryside wonders such as the Bien Ho Lake, a volcano crater in the outskirts of town and the Pho Cuong waterfall. The ethnic minorities living in this region is the main cause of attraction to tourists.However, visitors are required to have a travel permit and a tour guide to explore this city. Despite the growing business and industrial tourism in this city, Pleiku continues to preserve its rural beauty while catering to a national as well as international crowd.
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