Buon Me Thuot, known as the capital of coffee in Vietnam

by Lê Thủy December 19, 2015 at 9:57 am
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If you wanna travel to Vetnam but don’t know anythings about Vietnam travel, you can look at in this topic to see things to do in vietnamIt’s really useful. Buon Me Thuot, known as the capital of coffee in Vietnam, is an ideal place to discover the beauty and culture of the Central Highlands in Vietnam.

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Buon Me Thuot

When to visit?

Buon Me Thuot has a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons: the dry season (from November to April) and the rainy season (from May to October). The climate is relatively mild with the average temperature of 23 to 24 degree Celsius.

Buon Me Thuot is at its best in December – time of golden wild sunflowers and local festivals and in March – time of white coffee flowers and elephant racing festival.

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Wild sunflowers in Buon Me Thuot

How to get there?

By air

You can take flights to this destination from Hanoi, Danang or Ho Chi Minh city. Currently, there are three airlines operating this route including Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, and Jetstar Pacific Airlines.

By bus

There is also a bus service to Buon Me Thuot from Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh city.

Hanoi: departing from Giap Bat Bus Station (fares: about 700,000 VND)

Danang: departingfrom Danang Central Bus Station (fares: from 250,000 – 350,000 VND)

Ho Chi Minh: departing from Mien Dong Bus Station (fares: 220,000 – 300,000 VND)

Where to stay?

There are many hotels and motels in Buon Ma Thuot which is convenient for your choice. You can easily find them in Ngo Quyen, Nguyen Duc Canh, Nguyen Cong Tru or Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, etc.

Where to visit?

Coffee flower forest

Buon Me Thuot is the capital of coffee in Vietnam. Visiting this place in March, you can catch sights of hills being covered with white color of coffee flowers.

Coffee flowers - Buon Me Thuot
The beauty of coffee flowers

Coffee flowers - Buon Me Thuot

Trung Nguyen Coffee Village

Trung Nguyen Coffee Village
Trung Nguyen Coffee Village

Here you can taste various kinds of coffee with different flavors and styles. There you can find many typical symbols of ethnic people such as gongs, stilt houses, etc.

Yok Don National Park

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Yok Don National Park

Located in Krong Na Commune, Buon Don District, Yok Don National Park is an attractive ecological tourist area.  You can join many exciting activities such as elephant riding, biking, hiking, seeing wild animals, boating, etc.

lak lake

Lak Lake

Lak Lake

dak lak

Lak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. It is surrounded by green primitive forests.

Jun Village

jun Village
Long stilt houses

Located right beside Lak Lake, Jun Village is home to the M’nong Rlam.  People here live in long houses built on stilts. Travelers can ride elephant or row in dug-out boat. You are also welcome to stay overnight.

Jun Village
Elephant riding

jun village

What to eat?

Red noodle soup (Bun do)

red noodles

Bun do is made of thick rice vermicelli, field crab flesh, shrimp, and pork. The broth is made from cooking crabs, cow bones, and big bones. Its red color comes from crab roes and achiote seeds added to the broth. This dish is topped with quail eggs, fried pork rinds, and slices of fried shallot.

Banh uot thit nuong (Wet cake rolled with barbecue)

wet cake rolled with barbecued

A thin layer of rice paper will be accompanied with vegetables, melons, grilled meat, green bananas then rolled up. It is served with a slightly sweet sauce. It tastes really good.

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Com lam (Rice in bamboo stems) and Ga sa lua (Grilled chicken)

com lam
“Com lam” and “Ga sa lua”

Bamboo tubes will be filled with the mixture of rice and salt, wrapped up with banana leaves then grilled for about 45 minutes.

This dish is often served with grilled chicken.

Chicken after being embalmed with lemongrass, sesame oil, ginger, salt, and honey will be grilled on charcoal.

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