24 Interesting Hours in Buon Ma Thuot David Dzung Tuesday, July 12, 2016 No Comment

Buon Ma Thuot is famous for being a plateau full of sun and wind, you can discover the mountain city of Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) with majestic Serepok river or legendary elephant king's grave.

Ban Don (Don Village): is where visitors have the opportunity to ride on the huge elephant to explore the mystery of Highland mountains or experience the adventurous feeling when passing Serepok majestic river. In addition to riding elephants, you can rent a canoe to drift on Serepok river in the amid pristine mysterious mountains. Don Village is currently one of the main tourist destinations of Buon Ma Thuot.

Tomb of King Elephant: Don Village is also the resting place of elephant King Khun Yu Nob, who hunted 400 elephants. It’s King Bao Dai who ordered to build the tomb in Mo'Nong and Laos architecture to express his gratitude for the white elephant given by the elephant king.

Afternoon meal

There is a dish that you certainly have to try in Buon Ma Thuot - red noodle dish which is usually sold only in the afternoon and mostly on Phan Dinh Giot street. Along the road of only 100 m long, there are more than 10 red noodle stalls.

The main raw materials to make this dish are field crab, dumplings and boiled quail eggs. The noodles bowl has reddish color of cashews, bright red of tomato pieces served with water dropwort, beansprouts and some additives like onion, fried pork scratchings.

In addition, the noodle dishes such as fish noodles on Hai Ba Trung Street, wet cake at 45 Tran Nhat Duat, spicy chicken cakes on Y Jut street... are also very delicious.

The cafe shops for teens

In addition to the cafes making the fame of the Ban Me land, young people here have many other choices which have modern design and update trends such as tiled floor, white wall, art slogans written on the wall or vintage cafes as in HCMC or Hanoi.

You can visit at Bolero café (at 75 Y Moan street) which has just launched with quite nice design, Ngoc cafe (No. 1 Nguyen Van Troi) or Thi cafe (71 Ly Thuong Kiet) with old style, Lavie's Coffee (36 Dao Tan), Holiat (44 Dang Thai Mai), Life Coffee (7 Tran Huu Duc), Hippo Town (20A Ngo Quyen), Casa Coffee (10 Nguyen Son) ...

10/3 Square

The Square is located in the city center of Buon Ma Thuot, and is very spacious and less occupied by the surrounding shops. Children often come here to play, fly kites, cycle, rollerblading ... in the cool afternoons. In the evening, the area is really crowded. The food vendors are very bustling. Many people also bring newspapers, mats to spread on the square’s floor to relax and eat…


One of the delicacies which you should try is the chicken raised by the ethnic people. Chicken is fragrant, delicious, firm, sweet flesh, especially the price is very cheap (reference address: Sinh Đôi (Twins) restaurant at 84 Ngo Quyen or steamed chicken with lemon leaves on Truong Cong Dinh Street).

In addition, some other dishes you can try include bamboo tube rice on Le Thanh Tong cow tamarind dip, leaves soup of Ede ethnic, hemibagrus fish hotpot at 143 Ngo Quyen...


The weather in the mountains is rather cold in the morning, so you need to bring a sweater. Especially, you should enjoy the fresh air in the early morning by walking.

Note to learn the local customs and avoid going into the forest if you are not accompanied by the natives. If you are visiting this plateau city for the first time, you should choose the tours in groups to save costs for the Ban Me Thuot is also quite large.

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