Buon Ma Thuot


Buon Ma Thuot is the capital city of Daklak Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It is well known for its minority tribes who still retain a strong sense of separate identity. The most important highlights are the natural attractions, such as lakes, waterfalls and national parks (Yok Don National Park, Ban Don Village, and Lak Lake), and of course its renowned coffee plantations.

Along the border with Cambodia and Laos, the western region of the Central Highlands is one of the remotest areas of Vietnam. Although attracting few tourists, with its picturesque scenery, wildlife, rural life and the presence of up to 31 distinct ethnic minority groups, from Kontum via Pleiku to Buon Me Thuot, this region is a fantastic destination worth seeing.