Đắk Tô(Redirected from Dak To)
|Đắk Tô District
Huyện Đắk Tô
|District and village|
Location in Kon Tum Province
Located just north of the Vietnamese town of Tan Canh (nicknamed "Tin Can" by American GIs), Dak To is populated by a Montagnard tribal people known as the Degar. Dak To is in a lush region of forest-covered mountains and deep valleys, with cool and refreshing streams in abundance.
During the Vietnam War, Dak To was viewed as a strategic area because of its proximity to a major branch of the Ho Chi Minh trail, which Hanoi maintained through the neighboring country of Laos. It was the site of the Battle of Dak To.
It is part of the Kon Tum province industrial area.