Buon Ma Thuat Travel Guide

Buon Ma Thuot is the provincial capital of Dak Lak and is far about 360 km from Saigon. This is also one of the biggest towns in the Central Highland region and a home of many ethnic minorities

The best time to visit Buon Ma Thuot

Buon Ma Thuot experiences a tropical monsoon climate with two different seasons and the best time to visit is during the dry season

How to get Buon Ma Thuot

The best way to travel to Buon Ma Thuot is by bus. You will not only save time but also have a great view of beautiful landscapes and better explore the region

Things to do in Buon Ma Thuot

Photo: Ban Don Village

Like Pleiku, Buon Ma Thuot doesn’t have many attractions, if you can visit beautiful waterfalls like Gia Long and Dray Nur or the traditional villages like Yok Don National Park- the largest nature reserve in Vietnam and here visitors can find rare animals and birds

  • Elephant riding In Ban Don Village
  • Check the Ethnographic Exhibit at the Dak Lak Province Museum
  • Visit traditions of hill tribes in Buon Ma Thuot to understand about history and culture of Central Highland Region


  • Shopping in Buon Ma Thuot is limited and the coffee is Buon Ma Thuot's best-known product which you can buy at the intersection of Hoang Dieu and Phan Chu Trinh Streets
  • Buon Ma Thuot is not a destination for nightlife, but in case you want to to find somewhere to drink, you can go to restaurants on the intersection of Mac Thi Buoi and Phan Boi Chau Streets

Related readings:  Central Highlands Region travel guide ,  Pleiku Travel Guide ,  DakLak Travel Guide 


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