The Central Highlands is not only famous for coffee or the sound of gongs, but also famous for the Indochina junction, where any traveling soul wants to conquer once.
For travel enthusiasts, conquering all “four poles, one peak, one fork” in Vietnam is considered a definite goal to be completed. In addition to the four poles (North Pole Lung Cu in Ha Giang, West pole A Pa Chai in Dien Bien, Eastern pole Mui Doi in Khanh Hoa and Southernmost point Dat Mui Ca Mau), the famous Fansipan peak also has Indochina junction belonging to Bo Y commune, Ngoc Hoi district, Kon Tum province is also on that list. This place is located at the border of three countries Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia, so people have an interesting simile that at the Indochina junction is the place where “a rooster crows all three countries to hear”.
Indochina junction is the confluence of three countries Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia – a destination that attracts all souls who are passionate about travel.
To get to the Indochina junction , you have to move from Kon Tum city towards Bo Y border gate, with both sides of the road are rubber forests planted straight and evenly, dotted with a few more rice fields and carpets. Green grass makes the air very cool and pleasant. On the way, you will pass through the territory of Dak Ha district, where there are wide, beautiful roads winding along the hill, sometimes there are a few coffee gardens that appear at eye level.
To get to the Indochina junction, you have to move from Kon Tum city towards Bo Y . border gate
The road is not too difficult with wide roads, gliding along the hill is very beautiful, but you also need to equip everything carefully for your luggage!
It is about 60 km from the city to the border commune of Bo Y in Ngoc Hoi district, at this time you can slow down, observe the pace of life of the people of the Central Highlands, and do not forget to stop for a rest. at a roadside market, to enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to an interesting story, to feel the rich “highland quality” of this land.
Go to Bo Y border commune area, you will meet a junction with signposts
Then you turn left hand for another 6 km to arrive at Bo Y international border gate
Going further for about 20km, you will arrive at Bo Y international border gate, show all documents and learn the way carefully before reaching the milestone.
The road more than 10km loops around the hills with beautiful scenery on both sides covering the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands
Only the first few sections are dirt roads, and after that, the roads are pretty well paved with cement, convenient to move.
The road more than 10km loops around the hills, only the first few sections are dirt roads, and then the road is covered with cement which is quite beautiful, but it is a bit winding combined with slopes so it is also a test. small challenge before reaching the sacred milestone. But in return, the two sides of the small road leading to the top of the mountain are lined with white reeds and fluttering in the wind under the golden sunshine of the great region, making the scene more charming than ever, just want to stop and watch forever. stop!
At the end of the road is a signpost to go to the milestone
Up to the end of the asphalt road has not reached the milestone yet. At this point, you will see a signboard with stone steps covered with green moss, but you have to conquer those steps to reach the sacred landmark of the border area between the three countries. The monument is made of granite, placed on the top of the mountain with an altitude of 1,086m above sea level, 2m high, weighing nearly 900kg with a triangular cylinder, each face facing the direction of that country has the name of the country and the national emblem. grave.
And you have to climb all these stairs to reach that milestone
Landmarks made of granite, each face facing the country, has the country’s name and national emblem solemnly.
Compared to the northernmost or westernmost points, the Indochina junction does not seem to be as difficult to conquer. But perhaps for anyone, being able to touch this place on the border and see how beautiful their country is will feel really emotional, lucky and happy!
Really, everyone who comes to this sacred place will feel really touched
You can conquer the Indochina fork at any time of the year, but perhaps the best time is still from October to December of the lunar calendar because this is the time when Kon Tum enters the wild sunflower season. Blooming yellow in every corner of the sky, next to it are rubber forests entering the season of falling leaves, making the scenery on the way more charming than ever.
However, there are also some things that you need to keep in mind in the journey to conquer this border landmark to make the trip the most complete. Always make sure to go at a safe speed if you travel by motorbike, partly because on this road there are many traffic police checkpoints to check speed, partly because of road signs in this Central Highlands area. is not clear, easy to confuse with the amphitheater, there are quite bad sections, many potholes, potholes, …
The journey to conquer the Indochina fork may not be as difficult as other places, but it is also necessary to note a few things to make your trip the most complete.
When you arrive at the border gate, you must remember to ask permission from the border guards to run up the landmark and when you go up, you should not sit on the landmark to take pictures and do not litter around the landmark to keep the area clean. The distance from Y bank border gate to Kontum when there are no lights in the evening, so if you can, please leave early, otherwise you should run slowly and carefully, when renting a motorbike, you should carefully check the lights and the car because of the road. It’s very dangerous!