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Kon Tum, also written Kontum, is a town in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It is located not too far from the border with Laos and Cambodia. It was the stage for heavy fighting between the People's Army of Vietnam and the South Vietnam Army. The town was eventually overrun by the North Vietnam forces in the Ho Chi Minh Campaign of March 1975. Today the town is just a quiet village. It has a wooden Roman Catholic church, a legacy of the French missionary effort in the area dating back to 1851. The Catholic Seminary also runs a small museum exhibiting artifacts related to the local hill tribes.

The wooden Roman Catholic church in Kon TumThe wooden Roman Catholic church in Kon Tum
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Visiting Kon Tum

You can reach Kon Tum by bus from Da Nang, Dalat and Nha Trang.

Places of Interest in Kon Tum

  1. Montagnard Church
    The wooden Roman Catholic church in Kon Tum. It was built in 1913.
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