Komtum

Kontum is a small town siting in the middle or in proximity of several ethnic villages. It has a large friendly indigenous population and can be visited on foot from Kontum. On the road you will get a be able to see some of the traditional houses built on stilts. There are also some waterfalls further out of the town that can be visited by motorbike.



Walking tours of the area
churchThe best thing to do if you should be in Kontum is to go for a walk or hike around the surrounding area. You can easily keep yourself busy for a day or two thoroughly enjoying the sights. There are still many traditional hill tribe villages in and around Kontum, and the best way to visit these is with a guide. Kontum is still a fairly small town and is not too popular on the tourist trail.
 
Seminary
One site worth seeing in Kontum is the seminary. The seminary was built over 80 years ago and is still looked after by a small group of priests. The building is still in quite good condition and has a grove of cherry blossoms in the front yard.
 
Churches
On Nguyen Hue street, there is a large church which is over 120 years old and is in the process of being renovated. This church has beautiful stained glass windows. Beside the large church is the Montaguard church, called a Rong House. This church is over 100 years old. It is easy to recognize by its extremely steep thatched roof, and is set about 2 m above the ground. The Montaguard church is entered by the tribe people only once a year. Also in town is a French Cathedral that is worth a visit. It is white in color but is streaked with black as if it had survived a fire.

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