Not crowded and noisy like Sapa, Da Lat, Pleiku, Chu Dang Ya volcano is an enchanting destination for all people to move, is one of the wildest, majestic, and rich plateau lands in the province. Gia Lai.
Chu Dang Ya volcano is hidden in the majestic green forests, about 23 km from the center of Pleiku city in the northeast direction, about 20 km from the famous tourist spot Bien Ho.
Not just one, this mountain also has two craters next to each other.
During the global geological upheaval tens of millions of years ago, Gia Lai was located in a highly active area of more than 30 volcanoes. Currently, visitors coming here still see the special vestiges of the volcano, but the scenery is covered with the green color of peaceful life. There is no “fever” every holiday, not as crowded as the familiar resort locations of Da Lat or Sapa, here possessing a wild beauty that makes passionate tourists explore new lands very much. Curious to find out.
The name Chu Dang Ya means “Wild Ginger”. Photo: Hai Duong Newspaper
This is a volcano that has been dormant for millions of years, a crater shaped like a funnel. Chu Dang Ya volcano is hidden in the middle of a majestic green forest.
According to the J’rai people, Chu Dang Ya means “wild ginger”, belonging to the village of Ploi lagri, Chu Dang Ya commune, Chu Pah district, Gia Lai province.
Although it has been present for a long time, this place has only been known for a few years by some “passionate” tourists, becoming one of the unique and hard-to-find landscapes of Gia Lai mountain town. In 2018, the famous British magazine Daily Mail voted Chu Dang Ya volcano as one of the 10 most beautiful volcanoes on the planet.
Passing through this land, you will be surprised to witness a variety of colorful vegetation: tea is bright green, wild anemones are bright yellow in a corner of the sky, and foxtail grass is long. gently fluttering in the wind, coffee rows are laden with red berries…
Visitors going through this land will also have very diverse emotions: from the flat dirt road, then the gentle slopes, then the steep slopes like a symphony at low and high times. takes us from one emotion to another.
The green tea hills are immense, wide on both sides of the road. Green tea is a typical product for the climate and soil in the highlands.
On the way to the volcano, you will pass through many tree-lined roads on both sides of the road, vast coffee hills with coffee clusters laden with branches.
The natural scenery around Chu Dang Ya is very diverse, natural and especially extremely wild.
The vestiges of lava over millions of years left Chu Dang Ya as a fertile and rich red basalt land. The soil here is rich in minerals, very suitable for growing corn, potatoes, pumpkins… The rich, fertile, fertile soil full of minerals has helped the trees and crops on Chu Dang Ya mountain to always be lush. , for high productivity people do not have to work hard to water like other lands.
In the rainy season, Chu Dang Ya puts on a rich green color of rice, corn, potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin… In the dry season, the whole mountain area is filled with the brilliant yellow of wild sunflowers and bright pink grass. mink tail interspersed between the green background of trees and leaves, creating a vivid picture.
With the typical climatic conditions divided into two distinct seasons of the Central Highlands, each season Chu Dang Ya puts on a “new shirt” with interesting colors, making visitors impressed forever…
Around the crater, Chu Dang Ya people work as fields to grow potatoes, looking at the rows of potatoes lined up very beautifully
Coming to Chu Dang Ya from the end of October to December, visitors cannot help but be surprised by a large area covered with wild sunflowers – the “specialty” of the Central Highlands in general and Gia Lai in particular.
But the best season to discover the charm of the land of Chu Dang Ya must be from October to February next year, especially November.
This is the season for wild sunflowers to bloom every year. At this time, you will admire the bright yellow flowers along the two sides of the road. And looking down from the top of the volcano, wild sunflowers grow alternately around the mouth, the slopes of the volcano are like lava flows from millions of years ago. The foxtail grass bursts with purple cotton stalks swaying in the wind.
In the dry season, Chu Dang Ya has a wild and unique beauty with spiky branches that change leaves in the season. Photo: @xiuxiuiu
The beauty of this place fascinates travel enthusiasts. Photo: @lyckng
Keyword: Emerging paradise in the Central Highlands: The crater is winding in the middle of unspoiled nature, and each season is colored by a beautiful fairy-like flower.