Pleiku is the capital of Gia Lai Province and is 950 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City. The township is located amid the vast and flat basaltic plateau where tea and especially coffee, the two main crops in the region, are grown. Like Dien Biên Phu, the town is steeped in the history of war because it was the primary terminus of the military supply logistics ... More>corridor during the Vietnamese war, extending westwards along Highway 19 from the coastal population center and port facilities of Qui Nhon. Most of Pleiku was destroyed during the war and has since been rebuilt with the help of Soviet aid so for tourists visiting Pleiku the lure of visiting local hill-tribe communities holds the most interest. Hotels in Pleiku consist of functional two and three starred properties that deliver clean rooms for reasonable prices.