|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.55|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$8.82|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$81.35|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$45.62|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$14.21|
|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$32.55|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$9.44|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$7.08|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$4.25|
During the Vietnam War, the town of Pleiku served as the supply logistics for the military and it also served as the main hub of the North Vietnamese Army’s defense. The town is strategically located at the heart of the country. This town is also the capital of the Gai Lai Province located in the central highlands of Vietnam.
How can you get in to Pleiku? As a foreign tourist, your main point of entry in Pleiku will be through the airport in Ho Chi Minh City or in Hanoi as well as in Da Nang. There is a small airport in Pleiku that is about five kilometers away from the north of the town. You can get cheap flights to Pleiku via the main airports in Vietnam and then connect to the smart airport in Pleiku. However, if you are looking to save money to go to Pleiku, you can walk outside the main airport and go to the main road and then take the bus that will take you to this town. There are direct buses from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang as well as the Pakse, Attapeu and Xekong of Laos. You can explore the town of Pleiku by walking, especially in the city center. Taking the local bus is also other means to get around. Taxi is possible, but expensive; however, the “xe om” or motorcycle taxi is a cheaper alternative. The town is about 261 square kilometers in land area and hence, it is recommended to know the local transportation here before going around.
There are hotels in Pleiku that are affordable and you can find inns and hostels or a guest house if you are looking for accommodations. Your tour in Pleiku can take a couple of days to complete. By using online travel sites, you can find cheap flights to Pleiku easily.