Top 10+ Tourist Attractions in Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak, Vietnam

Ban Me Thuot is the capital city of Dak Lak, Central Highland, Vietnam. Referring to Buon Ma Thuot tourism, people often think of communal houses, coffee gardens, gong dances… but few notices that Buon Ma Thuot has many ideal tourist attractions, close to wild nature, not really affected much by human hands that few other places have. Let’s explore the tourist attractions of Buon Ma Thuot that you must visit once in your life!

Top tourist destinations in Buon Ma Thuot

A cluster of 3 waterfalls: Dray Sap, Dray Nur, Gia Long

This cluster of three waterfalls is located on the famous majestic Serepok River of Buon Ma Thuot, 25 km from the city center along Highway 14. Dray Sap Waterfall is also known as Husband Waterfall, and Dray Nur Waterfall is also called Wife Waterfall, These two waterfalls have strong currents with white water. On rainbow having days, the scenery here is even more beautiful.

Husband Waterfall in Buon Ma Thuot

Husband Waterfall in Buon Ma Thuot.

Wife Waterfall in Buon Ma Thuot

Wife Waterfall in Buon Ma Thuot.

Mother Elephant Rock

Mother Elephant Rock is located in Dak Lak City, it is the largest monolith in Vietnam with a length of up to 200m and a height of more than 30m. It has a shape similar to a large elephant, a symbol of the Central Highlands.

Mother Elephant Rock in Buon Ma Thuot

The unique rock is almost like a big elephant.

Mother Elephant Rock in Buon Ma Thuot

The monolithic stone has a large size, shaped like a lying elephant, so people around the area call it Mother Elephant Stone.

Buon Don

This is a place that sounds familiar because it has appeared in many songs about the Central Highlands. However, you have to really come here to really feel the great beauty of the wild. In addition to riding elephants, you can also watch Khunjunop graves, Yok Don national park with extremely rich and rare flora and fauna. You can also be immersed in the people’s life here and enjoy a festival night, drink can wine, and participate in folklore activities.

Beautiful sunset in Buon Don, Buon Ma Thuot

Beautiful sunset in Buon Don, Buon Ma Thuot.

Buon Don, Buon Ma Thuot

Participating in ecotourism, riding elephants is also an interesting activity in Buon Don.

Ea Kao Lake

Ea Kao Lake is an artificial lake to serve irrigation and irrigation works for rice and coffee, located about 12 km southeast of Buon Ma Thuot city center. This Buon Ma Thuot tourist destination is boldly wild with a fairly diverse ecosystem including many species of fish, freshwater shrimp, etc., and surrounding ancient trees. If you come here in the early days of June, when the water level is low, you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful, soft green grass.

dawned at Ea Kao Lake

Dawn at Ea Kao Lake.

Ea Kao Lake

The poetic and wild beauty of nature at Ea Kao Lake.

Thuy Tien Waterfall

Thuy Tien Waterfall is also known as Three-Floor Waterfall because the flow from the waterfall has three impressive floors. Each floor also has its own characteristic such as the narrow first floor with a small slope and the second floor spreading with many stone steps, to the third floor, due to the high water pouring down here, forming a wide and deep lake surface, The water flows down with a wonderful white foam.

Thuy Tien Waterfall

Buon Ma Thuot girls by the majestic Thuy Tien Waterfall.

Big old K’nia tree

Coming to the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands, but never seeing a K’nia tree, is a mistake, aren’t you?

According to the concept of ethnic minorities here, it is also the residence of the gods. Therefore, it has an extremely sacred meaning, represents the traditional culture of this place.

Big old K'nia tree in Buon Ma Thuot

Big old K’nia tree in Buon Ma Thuot. The K’nia tree is associated with the Central Highlands mountains.

Ako Dhong Village

Buon Ako Dhong, located in the north of Buon Ma Thuot City, is also a favorite place for tourists to visit when coming to the city of coffee. Coming to Ako Dhong village, you will have the opportunity to see traditional dances at the longhouse, experience the lifestyle of the local people here.

Lovely stilt houses in Ako Dhong Village in Buon Ma Thuot

Lovely stilt houses in Ako Dhong Village in Buon Ma Thuot.

small wooden bridge in Ako Dhong Village in Buon Ma Thuot

The small wooden bridge leading across the lake is so beautiful and peaceful.

Ko Tam tourist area

Attractive natural space of Ko Tam tourist area

Attractive natural space of Ko Tam tourist area.

The front of Ko Tam eco-tourism area

The front of Ko Tam eco-tourism area.

This place is quite close to the center of Buon Ma Thuot City, less than 8 km away. This is the ideal place for you to learn about the culture of the people here!

Trung Nguyen Coffee Village

Coming here, you can not only enjoy the famous and strong coffee glasses of the coffee land but also be immersed in a natural green space.

Trung Nguyen Coffee Village

Trung Nguyen Coffee Village – the place to enjoy authentic coffees.

Trung Nguyen Coffee Village 2

Trung Nguyen Coffee Village is an attraction for tourists from far away who want to learn what is related to the coffee tree and the coffee processing industry.

Chu Yang Sin National Park

Chu Yang Sin National Park is located in the South Central Highlands region with an extremely diverse and rich ecosystem. This is the contiguous area between the plain and highland of the South Central Coast. Spectacular landscape with forest carpets, slopes, and waterfalls interweaving.

Chu Yang Sin National Park

The murmuring streams and the sound of the wind passing through the leaves will wash away all worries.

Chu Yang Sin National Park

In Chu Yang Sin National Park, there are very unique suspension bridges in the middle of the forest.

Chu Yang Sin mountain range is also one of the highest mountains here and is known as the second roof of the Central Highlands.

Bao Dai Palace

Bao Dai Palace

Bao Dai Palace is an ideal place to visit.

Bao Dai Palace is located at 4 Nguyen Du Street, Buon Ma Thuot City, and built during the French colonial period. The work has modern architecture. This place used to be where King Bao Dai lived and worked. Bao Dai Palace is also known as the Museum of Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups. Here, there are many artifacts of 44 ethnic groups in the land of Dak Lak. This tourist destination is bold in history and tradition, attracting many tourists every year.

Bao Dai Palace 2

Outside Bao Dai Palace, there are many 100-year-old trees.

Dak Lak Museum

Dak Lak Museum

Dak Lak Museum also has the typical architecture of ethnic minorities..

Inside Dak Lak Museum.

Inside Dak Lak Museum.

The museum was built on the campus of Bao Dai Palace. Here, there are more than 1000 artifacts and pictures, showing the features and beauty of the ethnic community.

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