To be honest we don’t spend much time in Kon Tum proper. Viet Nam Phuot Homestay is an experience in its own right. Our host family treat us as old friends, not clients. We eat meals cooked by the father using vegetables fresh from the garden. There’s so much food and it is all delicious. We drink tea, watch some television and share in birthday cake for one of the adult daughters.
Our host spent the day showing us the local sights. This area is predominantly Christian thanks to the French. The Wooden Church and seminary are finely detailed structures in which dark wood is contrasted with gold-coloured inlays. The seminary houses a free small museum. Inside the church a group of women chant the rosary. Outside we buy ice cream from an elderly-looking man pushing a cart. Our host tells us he’s been selling ice cream for 35 years.
Accommodation: Viet Nam Phuot Homestay