GIA LAI (VNS) — Kon Ka Kinh National Park in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai is an ideal destination for tourists with its beautiful forests, picturesque streams and waterfalls, and diverse range of flora and fauna.
The park has a number of endangered primates like the grey-shanked douc and yellow-cheeked crested gibbon.
Located some 50km from Pleiku city, the park covers an area of nearly 42,000ha on the Pleiku Plateau and has 2,000ha of mixed broadleaf and coniferous forests, the only place in Viet Nam to have this.
The national park, one of four in Viet Nam to be recognised as an ASEAN Heritage Park, has begun developing several eco-tourism services like trekking through forests to view beautiful landscapes, climbing the 1,748m Kon Ka Kinh Mountain (the roof of Gia Lai), and wild animal and bird safaris. — VNS