At first sight Kon Tum town could be any place in Vietnam. Narrow Vietnamese houses build in cement, motorbikes and schoolkids in uniforms, but then you pass an impressive wooden Cathelic church. As you keep going and reach the edge of town, the neighborughood morph into a traditional tribe village and if you keep going you will finally reach green fields that extend all the way to risen mountains in the horizon. The Central Highlands are home to several of Vietnam's 54-or-so ethnic tribes and rigth on Kon Tum's doorstep live two of them, Bahnar and Jarai. The Bahnar are the closes ones, living in the villages connected to Kon Tum town, while Jarai live further out. Both have impressive community houses, so-called rong, while the Jarai also intrigue with their unusual burial tombs. We are not the first who have noticed this, but Kon Tum people (both Kinh Vietnamese, Bahnar and Jarai) are among the friendliest in Vietnam and very chatty.