Buon Me Thuot, known as the capital of coffee in Vietnam
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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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How to get there?
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.
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.
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
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 is the largest freshwater lake in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. It is surrounded by green primitive forests.
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.
What to eat?
Red noodle soup (Bun do)
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)
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)
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.