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Attractions in Mang Den shoots

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Mang Den is known as "Little Dalat" - a town located on the plateau, in Kon Plong district, about 60 km from Kon Tum city, Kon Tum province.

Beautiful season

The most touristy winter of bamboo shoots is from October to December every year. This is the time when Kon Tum is cold mixed with warm sunshine, dry weather. New Year's Day is the occasion when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. If you come here in February, you will see mimosa and banana flowers, in March or 4 there will be purple phoenix. After this point there are also purple sim flowers.


The nearest airport to get to Mang Den is Pleiku (Gia Lai), about 100 km away, travel time by car is about 2 hours.

Visitors from Ho Chi Minh City drive themselves along National Highway 14, a distance of 600 km, through Binh Phuoc, Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Gia Lai.

From Kon Tum city to Mang Den there are many vehicles such as taxis, buses or self-driving cars.


Mang Den is a small town, so there are not many big hotels. Golden Boutique Hotel is a 4-star hotel, with 63 rooms with wide windows and balconies, full facilities, swimming pool. Dak Ke Mang Den is 3-star standard with 4 villas, one stilt house and two hotel suites with 45 rooms.

In addition, the main type of accommodation here is homestays. Homestay in Mang Den is beautiful and reasonably priced, ranging from VND 300,000 to VND 800,000 per room. Homestays usually have dorm rooms, priced from 150,000 VND to 250,000 VND per bed. Some homestays for reference: Toki, Paradiso, May Wandering, Sun Homestay ...

Where to play

Pa Sy Waterfall Tourist Area

Located in a total area of 25 hectares, Pa Sy Waterfall eco-tourism area includes a system of roads, dragon houses, handicraft workshops, cultural exhibition houses, vegetable and flower farms. The center of the tourist area is Pa Sy waterfall at an altitude of about 1,500 m above sea level. The waterfall is formed from the 3 largest streams in Mang Den, so it is called Pau Suh (meaning three streams clustered into one stream).

Dak Ke Lake

Dak Ke Lake has the original name of Toong Ro Poong Lake, about 3 hectares wide located in the center of Mang Den town. Currently, the lake is invested in recreational services such as boating, duck riding, fishing, dining. Guests can rent buffalo carts, horse carriages to stroll around the lake to see the scenery. If you go in summer, you can meet a series of purple phoenix trees in full bloom, and in winter, cherry apricots.

Experience picking berries and vegetables on farms

Visitors to Mang Den will experience fruit picking and enjoy right at the garden. Popular fruits include gourmet oranges, green skin grapefruits, avocados, tomatoes, strawberries, melons or flowers such as daisies, lys...

Some suggested addresses: Ê Ban farm, Orfarm, Biophap, Mang Den Xanh farm, Tam An Organic farm, Hung Ly Garden ...

Wooden statue garden

The statue garden was built in 2013, near the Pa Sy waterfall area on the hillside more than 1 ha of primeval forest. In addition to the paved paths, the garden has 100 wooden statues made by 33 artisans who are ethnic minorities of the province. The wooden statue shows a variety of working and daily life of the northern Highlands such as statues of men holding axes, carrying machetes, smoking, hunting, women pounding rice, weaving cloth, carrying children, walking, people playing music, drinking wine ... Along with human statues, statues of animals close to relatives such as birds, dogs, cats, pigs, monkeys, snakes, elephants ...

Khanh Lam Pagoda

Khanh Lam Pagoda is built on an area of 10 hectares, 1,200 m above sea level. From the foot of the hill, following the front triple gate, stepping through more than 200 stone steps, the temple appears superior, hidden under the trees. Standing out among the green space is the three-storey building main hall, combining traditional pagoda architecture with dragon houses, bearing the cultural identity of the Central Highlands. In front of the main hall, along with the bell floor, the empty floor is a 17-meter-high statue of Guanyin Bodhisattva and a symmetrical lotus lake, creating a harmonious landscape.

Black bamboo shoot pedestrian street

Mang Den walking and food street, also known as Sunset Avenue, is located on Vo Nguyen Giap street, the town center. The pedestrian street has a system of hotels, restaurants, fully equipped residential space, landscape with the world - water - cloudy sky, is an ideal place for visitors to rest, relax, enjoy typical cuisine of Mang Den.

What eats

Dried bamboo shoot chicken mannequin

Dried bamboo shoot chicken noodles have two main ingredients: chicken and dried bamboo shoots, accompanied by peanuts, vegetables such as mint, onion, carrot. This is a dish no different from any mannequin, with a sweet and sour taste. But this combination brings a strangeness, never seen anywhere else.

Snakehead fish soup

The soup cake is made from rice flour, snakehead is steamed, removed from the fillet, pickled bitter vegetables, washed, and spiced vegetables such as green onions, cilantro, vegetables and peppers. The special feature of snakehead fish soup is cooked directly in each separate pot on the stove and then brought out to guests. Therefore, the dish remains boiling and hot for a long time.

Grilled chicken - lam rice

This is a traditional dish of the locals. Grilled chicken is best eaten when it is hot, the skin is crispy, golden evenly, and the meat is fragrant. Grilled chicken is usually served with soft rice, peanut salt or sesame.

Some restaurants suggest:

- Black bamboo shoots: 55 Ngo Quyen

- Central Highlands: 35 Long March

- Grilled chicken with Ms. Sinh: H7RJ+4QQ, AH132, Dak Long

- Bamboo shoots: Le Hong Phong - Le Loi intersection

- Black bamboo shoot snakehead soup A Kay 7: Black bamboo shoot market


- The road up to Black bamboo shoots is a bit steep and zigzag, if riding a self-driving car should be noted.

- Black bamboo shoots are chilly in the early morning and evening, so bring enough warm clothes.

Source: General

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