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Though it’s not terribly easy on the eye, the regional capital of PLEIKU possesses a carefree air quite in keeping with its far-flung location. The city was wrecked during the war, and so little of it was left standing that a near-total reconstruction was required when hostilities ceased. The 1980s reincarnation that you’ll see lacks charm, but given the distances between central highlands cities you’ll most likely want to stay anyway – a range of nearby minority villages further sweeten the deal, though note that you’ll need a guide to visit any of them. If you’re keen to explore minority villages without a government chaperone, it makes sense to push on 50km north, just an hour’s journey, to Kon Tum, where there are fewer restrictions.

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