Photos capture Gia Lai's scenic landscapes

By Khoa Nguyen    October 6, 2019 | 10:00 am GMT+7

A series of images by Phan Nguyen showcase the beauty of Gia Lai Province, home to the Central Highlands' most mighty waterfall, coffee estates and rubber forests.

A section of the TNung Lake, one of Central Highlands prettiest lakes, is surrounded by hills of pine forests as seen from above.The lake is located around seven km away from Pleiku Town, the capital of Gia Lai Province.

A section of Bien Ho or T'Nung Lake, one of the loveliest in the Central Highlands, surrounded by cliffs with pine forests. The lake is around seven kilometers from Pleiku, the capital of Gia Lai Province.

A motorbike driver on a 800-meter-street in Chu Pah District lined by large green pine trees that are over 100 years old.

A lone motorbike on a street in Chu Pah District lined on both sides with large pine trees that are over 100 years old.

The coffee plants bloom in white on fields near Buu Minh Pagoda, a popular spiritual destination in the Central Highlands that situates around 15 km to the north of Pleiku Town. Each year, the coffee flower usually blooms about 2-3 waves, from December to March next year, each phase lasts from 7 to 10 days. Early in the morning is an ideal time for travelers to hunt for coffee. Thanks to the soil characteristics of fertile red basalt soil, this land has become one of the capital of coffee plants in the Central Highlands.

Coffee plants in full bloom near Buu Minh Pagoda, a popular destination around 15 km north of Pleiku. The plants usually flower two or three times a year between December and March, each time lasting seven to 10 days.

Thanks to its fertile red basalt soil, Gia Lai Province has become an important coffee-growing area in the Central Highlands.

The Hang En waterfall is located in Kbang District, Gia Lai Province. The waterfall marks the origins of the Con River.The waterfall is 50m hign. During the dry season, it has a width of about 20-30 m. The play of water with sunlight creates a lot of rainbows.

The Hang En Waterfall in K'bang District, Gia Lai Province, that marks the origin of the Con River.

Hang En, 54 m tall, is considered the highest, most beautiful and most mighty waterfall in the Central Highlands. During the dry season, it is 20-30 m wide. Its spray creates plenty of rainbows.

The Chu Yo field in Chu Pah District is covered in the golden color during the ripe rice season.

Chu Yo Commune in Chu Pah District turns golden during the harvest season as rice plants mature.

Senna spectabilis in blooming season along a lake in Bau Can Commune. Every year from mid-October to the end of November, yellow lily blooms, dotted with colorful patches for the vast Bau Can tea hill. In addition to Bau Can, visitors can encounter water lilies at tea plantations, in parks, at the foot of hills, lakeside or red dirt roads ...

Senna spectabilis trees turn the banks of a lake in Bau Can Commune yellow. Their flowering season is between mid-October and end of November. This tree can also be seen at tea plantations, parks, at the foot of hills, and other places.

Yellow leaves of rubber forest on Ia Ring Dam (or Phu My Dam) in Thai Ha Village of Chu Pong Commune in Chu Se District. The dam is an irrigation project, began construction in 2004, that ensures irrigation for about 2,300 hectares of crops and provide water for thousands of households of the district.

The yellow leaves of rubber trees near Ia Ring Dam (or Phu My Dam) in Thai Ha village of Chu Pong Commune in Chu Se District.

The dam provides water to irrigate around 2,300 hectares of crops and to thousands of households.

Se San river flows through the Ia Grai Districts border. Visitors can sit on a motor boat to admire the scenery of Jrai Village and get a glimpse of the locals life.

The Se San River flows through Ia Grai District.

Visitors can sit on a motor boat to admire the scenery of Jrai Village and get a glimpse into local life.

Portrait of a girl from Ba Na ethnic group. Gia Lai is home to the highest number of Ba Na ethnic people in Vietnam, with more than 150,000 people and accounting for nearly 70% of the population of this ethnic community.

A girl from the Ba Na ethnic minority group.

Gia Lai is home to the largest number of Ba Na in Vietnam. They number more than 150,000 here or nearly 70 percent of their entire population in the country.

Ba Na peope perfom traditional dance around fire during Dak Po Districts night gong festival.

A traditional Ba Na dance around a fire during a festival in Dak Po District.

At the festival, the sounds of the t’rung, the Vietnamese xylophone made of bamboo, and gongs create a wonderful cultural and festival vibe.

 
 
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