Kon Tum city tourism – Typical destinations

Along with the urbanization process taking place quite comprehensively, traditional cultural values ​​have also been focused on preserving. Amidst the rhythm of urban life, in the heart of Kon Tum city there are still spaces imbued with the cultural identities of the Ba Na and Giarai ethnic groups, traditional villages of ethnic minorities, communal houses, and bridges. hanging, unique traditional cultural products only found in the Central Highlands, gong festivals, new rice festivals; Historical relics, religious architecture… All blend into one block, creating a Kon Tum urban area that is both youthful and modern, while also containing unique cultural features…

Kon Tum Prison: From Phan Dinh Phung Street, Kon Tum City, going southwest about 1km, the national historical site of Kon Tum Prison appears solemnly before visitors’ eyes with rows of towering cypress and mother-of-pearl trees. . The prison was built by the French colonialists to detain political prisoners and our revolutionary soldiers during the period 1930-1931.

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Returning to the national historical site – Kon Tum Prison, visitors will visit the relic complex, including the memorial house, traditional house, reception house, “Indomitable” monument cluster and two collective tombs. Located on the banks of the windy Dak Bla River. The relic site has become a place to visit for people and domestic and foreign delegations when coming to Kon Tum.

Bac Ai Pagoda: Located on a hill that was formerly a desolate jungle, construction began in 1932. The pagoda’s construction materials are mainly made of bamboo shoots, bamboo shoots, mud walls, and a tiled roof. . When completed, the pagoda was named Bac Ai Temple. During the reign of King Bao Dai, the pagoda was conferred with the title “Sac Tu Bac Ai Pagoda” and given two parallel sentences, which are now engraved in red lacquer and gilded on the two columns in front of the Dai Hung treasure hall:

“Kon Tum is the most beautiful landscape of Dai Nam

The famous Bodhisattva Bao Dai’s eight seals of wisdom.”

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Bac Ai Ancestral Pagoda was also given a grand gift by Queen Nam Phuong in 1933. Currently, the pagoda is located on a campus filled with fragrant fruit trees, a place where many tourists as well as Buddhists from all over come to visit.

Kon Tum Bishop’s House: Full name is Kon Tum Missionary Seminary. Built in 1935. The Bishop’s Palace is a harmonious combination of Western architecture with traditional indigenous architecture. Except for the pillars under the floor made of reinforced cement, the entire house is built with precious woods, which are highly durable over time. Hidden behind two shady groves, the Bishop’s Palace has a peaceful appearance like the pace of life of the Central Highlands people. Through the small gate, visitors can slowly walk and feel the gentle fragrance of the porcelain flowers.

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One of the highlights at the Kon Tum Bishop’s Palace is the traditional house, which can be considered a small museum of daily life items, agricultural tools, and cultural objects of the indigenous peoples living in the area. table. The artifacts and maps displayed in the seminary are all very valuable, meticulously carved from wood. This is a place not to be missed when tourists come to Kon Tum to learn about the history, culture, and life of the people of this hospitable land.

Cathedral (Wooden Church): Built by a French priest in 1913, located in the heart of the city. The project was built using the manual method, combining Roman style and the stilt house style of the Ba Na people.

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Kon Tum Cathedral, people closely call it the Wooden Church, because the main material used to make the church is made from wood. The system of wooden columns and rafters in the church has liberal lines that show the nature of the Central Highlands people, innocent and healthy. Without reinforced concrete, without a bit of lime or mortar, the unique feature of this monument is that all the ceilings and walls of the Church are built of soil mixed with straw – the style of building houses of Central people, even though a century old. passing by, it remains steadfast and beautiful over time. Inside the church, decorated with ethnic patterns in the Central Highlands, close to daily life but still evokes a sacred and solemn feeling.

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Kon Klor suspension bridge: The bridge connects the two banks of the Dak Bla river, standing in the middle of the bridge, visitors will feel their soul more open, at the foot of the bridge is a river flowing continuously, surrounded by villages and sugarcane fields. , corn fields, rice fields. Kon Klor suspension bridge is an interesting tourist destination for tourists from near and far when coming to Kon Tum. Next to the suspension bridge is Kon Klor cultural communal house – in Thang Loi ward, the largest traditional cultural communal house in the Central Highlands.

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Kon K’Tu Village: About 8km east of Kon Tum city center, the population living here is mainly Ba Na ethnic people. Many Ba Na people are very proud of Kon K’Tu not because the village is materially rich but because the village still retains its ancient, majestic and wild features. Currently, villagers still maintain gong and sinus dance teams. The village still maintains its traditional festival intact. In particular, coming to Kon K’Tu, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the original culture of stilt houses. After the Central Highlands gong cultural space was recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage of humanity, more and more international tourists and folk culture researchers come to Kon K’Tu, now on average every day. Kon K’Tu welcomed over 50 foreign tourists and hundreds of domestic tourists to visit.

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Dak Bla River: A special feature of Kon Tum city as well as Kon Tum province is that the Dak Bla river is like a soft silk strip flowing across Kon Tum city. Dak Bla river not only provides water and fertilizer sources. The sand is rich for the people’s agricultural production but is also one of the travel exploration journeys of all tourists from near and far when coming to Kon Tum.

Van Phat

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