Kon Tum Museum

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This museum is one of the region's best, with good lighting and clear English text detailing local religious and spiritual life, including displays on the iron forges of the Sedang (Xo Dang) people and the significance of gongs to Vietnam’s hill communities (Vietnam's gong culture is included in Unesco’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity). Highlights include an impressive log coffin and a musical instrument known as a trung (a marimba made from bamboo tubes).

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Nearby Kon Tum attractions

1. Plei Thonghia

0.61 MILES

This village is just west of Kon Tum; you can watch local boys swimming with the cattle from the pastureland across the river.

2. Kon Harachot

0.82 MILES

Kon Harachot's beautiful rong sits next to the rustic football field.

3. Catholic Seminary

0.87 MILES

This lovely old Catholic seminary was built in 1934. The upstairs normally functions as an absorbing museum of hill-tribe life, but was closed for…

4. Immaculate Conception Cathedral

0.96 MILES

Built entirely from wood, this stunning cathedral from the French era has a dark frontage, gold trim and wide colonnades. Known to the locals as the …

5. Kon Tum Konam

1.16 MILES

In the eastern suburbs of Kon Tum, this village has a large and appealing rong.

6. Kon Tum Kopong

1.84 MILES

You may see villagers weaving baskets out of bamboo along the streets of Kon Tum Kopong village.

7. Kon K'lor

2.37 MILES

Near the suspension bridge across the river you'll find a large rong in the village of Kon K'lor.

8. Kon Jodreh

3.64 MILES

Northeast of Kon Tum, this village has a small rong and you can observe tranquil riverside activities. It's a poor place, even by local standards, so not…