|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.33|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$9.44|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$49.65|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$26.38|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$45.62|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$931.24|
In the Central Highlands of the country of Vietnam, you can see a place here where the influence of the French Colonialism is abundant. This is the town of Kon Tum, the capital of the province with the same name. Many deem this town as very relaxed – it is relatively small and touring this town can take up a couple days of your backpacking trip to Vietnam. Both tribal villages and French vestiges are scattered throughout the town and the French Catholic missionaries are quite successful in this town.
How can you get to Kon Tum? As a foreign tourist, the nearest international airport is the Da Nang International Airport located three kilometers outside the city center of Da Nang. It has regular international flights to Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. This airport is the smallest of the three international airports of Vietnam. There are several cheap flights to Kon Tum through Da Nang and the distance from Da Nang to Kon Tum is about 262 kilometers. From the airport, you can take the town buses going to Kon Tum. The bus terminal in Kon Tum is located in the northern part of the town, near the highway. You can get around the town of Kon Tum using the xe om or the motorcycle taxi. This taxi is much cheaper than the regular taxi, but can be a little dangerous since you will be riding in a motorbike. There are local buses as well, but being a small town, you can walk around the town in your exploration.
Although the town is small, there is good number of hotels in Kon Tum. You can try the Hoang Tinh Hotel, Hoang Van Hotel, Hong My Hotel and many more. Most of them are located near the tourist destinations. Rates can go as much as $15 per night. With the use of online travel sites, you can get cheap flights to Kon Tum.