Pleiku or Play Ku (both: plākōˈ) [key], town, central Vietnam. A highway junction for roads going east (to Quy Nhon), west (to Cambodia), north (to Da Nang), and south (to Ho Chi Minh City), it was a large U.S. base in the Vietnam War. The town has a commercial airport.
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