Daklak is located at the center of Central Highlands, a major tourist destination of the region. Compared to Kon Tum and Gia Lai, Daklak is much lower with height from 400-800m above sea. Daklak, in M’Nong language refers to “Lak Lake” “Dak” means “lake", a real landmark of Daklak province. The northwest of Daklak is dry and hot in dry season while in the south and the east of the province the climate is milder and cooler. The dry season is from November to April, suitable for tourism activities. Daklak also has the largest coffee planting acreage and exporting yields of Vietnam. You can enjoy the true original coffee taste of Central Highlands which you can’t find anywhere else.
This land has a wonderful river system and legendary waterfall collection of which each river and fall has to its own a birth legend and it just shows that how dearly the local people here love their landmarks.
How to get there
Buon Ma Thuot city has an airport and straight routes to big cities such as Ha Noi, Vinh, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh. The airfare is cheaper than other routes to other cities in Central Highlands. A Vietnamairlines one-way ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Buon Ma Thuat is under 1 million VND, round-trip ticket from Hanoi is 2,8mil; round-trip ticket from Da Nang is around 2mil. Flights from Vinh are in Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun, a round-trip is 2,8mil.
Vietjetair price is about the same as Vietnamairlines, Jetstar is little cheaper but less flights per week than other two. You can hunt for even cheaper tickets on their discount campaigns on internet.
By coach, you can easily buy a ticket from big cities to Buon Ma Thuot from Giap Bat station, My Dinh station in Hanoi; and from major stations in Ho Chi Minh, Vung Tau, Ca Mau…. From Hanoi, a ticket is around 600,000VND – 800,000VND. From Ho chi Minh, it’s around 200,000VND.
There are also routes from cities in central Vietnam to Buon Ma Thuot, prices depend on how long the trip takes.
Get around DakLak, Buon Ma Thuot
Distance from airport to city center in Buon Ma Thuot is about 10km, from bus station is only 4km, and you can go by bus, taxi or motorbike taxi. In Buon Ma Thuot, there is motorbike rental service, price ranges from 120,000VND to 150,000VND per day, and you should get information about the motorbike and confirm the price first to make sure.
Other choice for you is going by bus to get around Buon Ma Thuot and to other districts.
Route no.1: Đạt Lý – Cư Jút – 12,000VND
Route no.6: Buôn Ma Thuột  – Cư Mgar – 21,000VND
Route no.7: Krông Pắc – Buôn Ma Thuột – 22,000VND
Route no.8: Krông Pắc – M’drak – 18,000VND
Route no.11: Buôn Ma Thuột – Krông Bông – 23,000VND
Route no.12: Buôn Ma Thuột – Lăk – 23,000VND
Route no.13: Buôn Ma Thuột – Krông Nô – 20,000VND
Route no.14: Buôn Ma Thuột – Đăk Mil – 24,000VND
Route no.15: Buôn Ma thuột – Buôn Đôn – 19,000VND
Buôn Ma Thuột-M’Drak – 42,000VND
Buôn Ma Thuột-Cư Kuin – 12,000VND
Minibus rental service is also available, but before making a deal, you should confirm carefully about the price of fuel, tolls, parking tickets and stops.
Hotels and hostels in Buon Ma Thuot is cheap, a standard double room in hostel is around 150,000VND. Luxury hotels are Sai Gon – Ban Me, Dakruco, Dam San… which are 3-star or 4-star hotels.
Buon Ma Thuot city: is an old province which has aged to its 4000 year old archaeologically. Historically and ethnologically Buon Ma Thuot’s age is hundreds of years. This highland city has plenty of interesting places for you to visit. If you are a coffee lover, you should visit Trung Nguyen coffee village. The village is a unique place with ethnic architecture style and distinctive coffee space. The coffee zone consist three old houses Cherry, Arabica and Robusta built with Hue architecture style. Trung Nguyen coffee brand is served here, with many kinds such as Weasel, Legendee, Creative, G7, Passiona. Cuisine zone offers over 50 dishes from all provinces of Vietnam. A buffet party is held here every Saturday night. Museum of Ethnology is a displaying place of many ancient artifacts that are oldest and most valuable of ethnic minorities living in Central Highlands. World Coffee Museum brings to you a great experience of coffee history in Vietnam as well as in the world. Other zones as coffee garden and recreation park are worth your visit.
Daklak Museum of Ethnology is built on the land that was King Bao Dai’s palace in the past. The museum is an excellent combination of traditional and modern styles of architecture. The new building has a shape of the traditional long house of E De people. The second floor of the museum has 3 sessions: Biodiversity zone (middle) – displaying the images and artifacts of ecosystem and pedology of Central Highlands. The ethnic culture zone (left) – showing images, artifacts of ethnic groups in the region. The history zone (right) – images, artifacts of ancient people, people in war time, work equipment….
Akô D’hông village is 2km away from city center, home to E De, M’Nong people. This village is a wealthy community, and the people are living in good condition. They had chance to rebuilt and decorate their house making them more beautiful. Villagers occasionally have festivals each year. They sing, dance and play music under the long house roofs so peacefully and merrily.
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