Pleiku is a medium-sized city in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. This city did not appeal to me. I was fatigued following a long travel and stayed in a poor hotel. There are surely some sights to see in this city that I missed.
The ride to Boun Ma Thout the day before had been fantastic and exciting. The travel to Pleiku today was uneventful, and much of it was unsightly and littered with construction.
Before 9:00 a.m., I left BMT. It was cloudy, but I don’t believe it rained. The roads were modern and smooth close to town.
I was soon surrounded by construction. Some of the construction went without a hitch. Other areas were quite rugged and difficult to navigate. For a lengthy section of the roadway, it was sluggish moving. The building should be finished by now, and I’m sure the roads are in excellent condition.
On the ride, I saw some unusual sites. This tower was quite interesting.
This church or temple was unfamiliar territory for me. I’m aware that the Swastica has a much longer history than the Nazis, but I’d never seen this emblem on a building before.
On this day’s ride, there was a lot of construction. And the sections that weren’t being built weren’t particularly appealing.
However, the weather was pleasant, so I shouldn’t be too upset.
I drove through a number of small communities.
This is another another small town. I simply don’t know what to say about them. Basically, when you arrive to the towns, you just need to make sure you slow down. Many people are driving around completing local tasks, and they aren’t always paying attention to other road users.
Strange tractors will occasionally make a U turn in the middle of the road. When you go into the towns, it’s always a good idea to slow down.
Driving through the countryside and seeing the construction wasn’t very appealing.
There was a large farm that appeared to be interesting.
Another person on a scooter with a large load of belongings caught my eye. This will leave an indelible impression on me.
The large flat regions made it appear as if the road continued on forever.
I eventually arrived at Pleiku. The first photo in this post and these two photographs of the same billboards are the only photos I have of the city.
When I was in Vietnam, the country was marking the 40th anniversary of its reunification.
I just spent far too much time scrolling through my Facebook feed to see if I had anything to say about this place. I didn’t do it.
It’s a decent location that you won’t miss anything if you don’t go. It was all right.
This concludes the ride for the day. It was like this on occasion. There isn’t much to say. As I left the Central Highlands and began to travel through mountains and jungles, the next day was more eventful and picturesque. I’m hoping you’ll be able to join me in the next one!