Pleiku is the capital of Gia Lai province, which is located in the central highland region of Vietnam. It is about 50 kilometers south of Kon Tum and 200 kilometers away from Qut Nhon. Pleiku is located at the intersection of Routes 19 and 14, making it the starting point for any kind of exploration in the Highlands.
Pleiku is a historically relevant town, specifically in relation to the Vietnam War. The town was the end of the military supply logistics avenue which extended to the west along Route 19 and also the main Centre of defense for the highland region.
Pleiku does not receive a lot of tourists. The select individuals who do get to this town quickly discover that while there are not many attractions, one of attraction sight places is the Bien Ho (Sea Lake), located about 6 kilometers north of Pleiku, is a flooded crater of an old volcano. Another attraction is the Dong Xanh Park, or the Fossil Tree Water Park, found about 10 kilometers outside Pleiku, this tourist spot has fossil trees on display, however, the trees did not originally grow in this location. And other places are The Gia Lai and Ho Chi Minh museums, Yaly Falls and Phu Cuong Waterfall.