Travel to Ngoc Hoi border junction

Located in the center of the development triangle of Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia, at the border junction, Ngoc Hoi has an important position in the tourism development map of Kon Tum province and the Central Highlands region. Associated with the development requirements of Bo Y International Border Gate Economic Zone, focusing on exploiting this potential and strength is an effort that needs to be strengthened.

After a rainy night, in the morning, the road reaches the fork mark “The sound of a rooster crowing can be heard in three countries“, the atmosphere is so pleasant. The three-border landmark of Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia is located not far from the center of Bo Y international border gate. The car reaches the foot of the hill, then walks more than a hundred brick steps to reach the top of the hill and places a landmark. The landmark was built on the top of the hill at an altitude of 1086m above sea level. profound political and diplomatic significance of the three countries Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia. Triangular cylindrical landmark made of marble, 2m high, three sides facing three directions. On January 18, 2008, the milestone was officially inaugurated. On the Vietnamese side, the landmark faces Ngoc Hoi district. Standing here, you can have a panoramic view of the border junction area. Visiting the border junction and Bo Y International Border Gate Area, the border junction landmark is an indispensable choice in the exploration journey of many tourists.

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Milestone of the Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia border junction

At the Bo Y International Border Gate Economic Zone Complex Control Station, the atmosphere of traffic is quite busy. An acquaintance in Kon Tum who has been doing business for a long time in Attapeu province (Laos) said that in the past, after the Lunar New Year, it was the time to concentrate shipments between Kon Tum and Attapeu, to avoid the rainy season and poor roads. difficult again. However, since your country’s National Highway 18B was completed, trade is smooth all year round, and pressure no longer piles up before the rainy season like before. Bo Y Border Gate Complex Control Station has been built spaciously and majestically. The airy customs clearance area is equipped with modern inspection facilities. From the Bo Y International Border Gate complex checkpoint, go about more than 1 kilometer to Phu Cua international border gate station… The border gate station in Attapeu province of Laos is also built spaciously and beautifully. In the border gate area, a number of shops and restaurants have sprung up, mainly selling agricultural products and specialties from your side. During a short stay here, everyone can enjoy attractive traditional dishes of Laos such as sticky rice, fried crickets, sunny deer… When saying goodbye, don’t forget to buy some rustic specialties. unique.

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Plei Kan town is on its way to development

A mountainous and border district, located in the north of Kon Tum province, Ngoc Hoi is where the legendary Truong Son – Ho Chi Minh road is located, is the Indochina junction connecting the three countries of Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia, with a border gate. Bo Y International is located on the East-West economic corridor and connects Kon Tum with countries in the ASEAN region. The important position of Ngoc Hoi in the tourism development map of Kon Tum province and the Central Highlands region has been determined.

In addition to the Bo Y International Border Gate Economic Zone, Ngoc Hoi district is known as a place with abundant and diverse tourism potential. That, first of all, the border district is not just the homeland of our compatriots local ethnic groups (Brau, Xe Dang, Gie – Trieng), but also a convergence of more than 10 ethnic minorities from the north to settle down. Each ethnic group has its own traditional beauty, but the most attractive and appealing is the gong cultural space and traditional festivals imbued with identity. In Ngoc Hoi, the marking of historical relics at the provincial and national levels along with ecological, cultural and historical tourist attractions that are gradually being formed and developed… also create attractive destinations. tourists on the journey to explore the border junction land.

Among many meaningful destinations in Ngoc Hoi district, Dak Rang village (Dak Duc Commune) is an interesting destination. Here, the gong – sinus team of the De-Trieng people has become famous, becoming the pride of the ethnic minority community in the northern Central Highlands. The gong team is organized and maintained by Brôl Ve – a multi-talented artisan and a number of enthusiastic “old men”. What is special is that most of the ethnic musical instruments serving the ensemble of De-Trieng folk songs are crafted by the skillful hands of local artisans. In brightly patterned red costumes and signature head scarves, the artisans look mysterious yet seductive. Their songs, folk dances, melodies, and solo musical instruments are rustic, simple, but strangely attractive.

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Unique Tha gong of the Brau people

In the border commune of Bo Y, located in the planning of Bo Y international border gate economic zone, Dak Me village of the Brau people still has the ancient lifestyle of one of the two least ethnic groups in Kon province. Tum. Among the rich traditional cultural treasures of the people here, the most unique is the Chieng Tha set. Tha gong consists of only two pieces: the wife’s gong and the husband’s gong. Tha gongs are not only musical instruments, but are considered gods and ancestors of the BRau people. The gong set is always placed in a solemn position during performance and storage. The gong set also has a very unique way of using it, unlike any other popular way of playing gongs. Two gongs are hung on a stand, placed in front of two people sitting opposite. The sound is made from 4 sticks (2 male sticks, 2 female sticks) hitting the surface of the gong.

In the trend of integration and development, in recent years, Ngoc Hoi and Bo Y International Border Gate have become destinations for tourists from near and far, leaving an impression in everyone’s hearts. However, for the border area’s tourism potential to truly be promoted, there is still much work to be done. In particular, proactively building and attracting resources to implement the Ngoc Hoi district tourism development project for the period 2015-2020, with a vision to 2025 is a necessary effort./.

Thanh Nhu