All Things You Should Know Before Travelling to Buon Ma Thuot

Buon Ma Thuot (or Buon Me Thuot) is the provincial capital of Dak Lak Province and the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It is one of the 8 first class cities in Vietnam. It's far from Ha Noi about 1.410 km and 350 km from Ho Chi Minh City.

How Buon Ma Thuot Attract visitor?

Buon Ma Thuot under the French occupation was the center of Dak Lak province. Also the center of the Central Highlands.

Buon Ma Thuot has a long history, many documents have shown that this land exists very early. From the archaeological perspective of Buon Ma Thuot at least 4,000 years old. Through ethnic culture literature has a few hundred years Buon Ma Thuot and through historical records, up to now Buon Ma Thuot has 105 years of formation and development.

After the invasion and pacification of the Central Highlands. The French colonialists immediately embarked on the construction of the dominant apparatus. After signing the province of Dak Lak (22-11-1904), and the province from Ban Don to Buon Ma Thuot. At the beginning, only the provincial level, while the lower level is the village of ethnic minorities on the spot.

Buon Ma Thuot is the name of a village in the Ede Kpă, this land at the end of the XIX century only one village with about fifty houses, each house has from 30 to 40 people headed by the head of Ama Thuot Located by the Ea Tam stream. In the early twentieth century, Buon Ma Thuot was no longer a single trader, but had gathered to develop dozens more trades. However, Buon Ma Thuot was still a large trade center of the region at that time headed by Ama Thuyen, a powerful and prestigious ruler. The name Buon Ma Thuot also derived from that. Buon Ma Thuot is the village of Ama Y Thuot - the village of Father Y Thuot (E De: Ama means father, Y is the only son named Thuy - Buon Ma Thuot is the short name).

When is the best time to travel to Buon Ma Thuot?

  • Tay Nguyen has two distinct seasons, dry and rainy (from May to November). In the rainy season, roads are quite difficult because many roads are still earth roads. Dry season is usually the first months of the year, the weather is cool, not too hot.
  • In the Central Highlands, there are many festivals and festivals in the Central Highlands
  • Ban Don elephant racing festival is held in March every year

How to get to Buon Ma Thuot?

Buon Ma Thuot is about 350 km from Ho Chi Minh City, about 1,400 km from Hanoi. You can choose to go by road or airplane.

Travel by air

There are many flights to Buon Ma Thuot. Such as. Vietnam Airlines, VietJetAir and Jetstar.

By road

From Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. There are direct bus services to Buon Ma Thuot and other districts of Dak Lak province. You can buy bus tickets at Mien Dong Bus Station or Giap Bat Bus Station. Time is about 8 hours from Ho Chi Minh City and about 1 day from Hanoi.

Visiting inside the City

  • The best option in by taxi
  • Taxi Ban Me: 0500 6272727
  • Taxi Quyet Tien: 0500 3813813
  • Tay Nguyen Taxi: 0500 3838838
  • Dak Lak Taxi: 0500 3818181
  • Accommodation in Buon Ma Thuot

There are hundreds of quality accommodation establishments and being put into operation for Dak Lak tourism. Particularly in Buon Ma Thuot City has more than 100 motels, so that even in the peak season, the number of accommodation is also quite enough for tourists to come here.

The best hotels in Buon Ma Thuot

  • Sai Gon Ban Me Hotel
  • Dakruco Hotel
  • Resort Coffee
  • Dam San Hotel
  • Hai Ba Trung Hotel

Some recommendation beauty sports in Buon Ma Thuot

Lac Giao Temple

Located in the area of ​​Thong Nhat Ward, Buon Ma Thuot City, with an area of ​​700m2, in the south by Y Jut Street, in the west and in the north by Buon Ma Thuot Market, in the East by Phan Boi Chau Street. Lac Giao is a historic relic of the first Kinh settlers in Dak lak Highlands, the worshiping place of the gods and people with meritorious services to the country, the place of good health and prosperity.

Ea Kao lake tourist resort

Located 12km east of Buon Ma Thuot city, the Ea Kao lake tourist resort with the size of 120ha is invested on the relatively diversified terrain with many hills and slopes. Height difference is not much. With favorable conditions of land, natural landscape, geographic location, vegetation, trees, water source... Ea Kao Lake tourist area is the ideal place for tourists near to rest, Enjoy the freshness of nature.

Trung Nguyen coffee village

Trung Nguyen Coffee Village, also known as Coffee Village. It's an architectural complex of 20,000 square meters in the North West of Buon Ma Thuot City. located at Ly Thai To - Nguyen Huu Tho, Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province. This is one of the most famous tourist destination in the Central Highlands with unique architectural space with national identity and coffee space characteristics.

Prison of Buon Ma Thuot

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the anti-colonialist movement in Indochina rose when indigenous people took up revolutionary ideas in the West. The number of political prisoners is increasing. The government has continually expanded and rebuilt prisons and exiles to serve as exile places and detained indigenous indigenous revolutionaries sentenced to death in Indochina.

Beside that visitor travel to Buon Ma Thuot also have chance to visit many beautiful waterfalls. Such as. Dray Sap, Dray Anour, Dray H’ling... It's a great chance to the trips to the villages of the E-de and M’nong ethnic groups. The most interesting to experience the essences of the Gong Festival. The exiting is ride the elephant during a hunt in the mysterious forests...

It's great for

  • Adventure tour lover, Solo traveller, Old & Young people
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