Buon Ma Thuot Overview
Buôn Ma Thuột or sometimes Buôn Ma Thuật, Buôn Ma Thuật or Ban Mê Thuột, is the capital city of Daklak Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
The town has a few beat-up old museums hardly worth seeing, but Buon Ma Thuot is a good base for day trips out into the broad-reaching hill areas. Rolling hills covered with the ordered striations of row upon row of coffee plants bring you to far-flung ethnic minority villages of the Ede and the M'nong people.
You can organize all kinds of trekking and tours in town that include canoeing, hiking, and elephant riding, as well as some great options for overnights and homestays in rural villages, or visit Yok Don National Park just north of town. You can also visit a working coffee plantation. In town, expect little more than local souvenir shopping, mostly for good fresh coffee and jars of locally brewed whiskey in fired pots of the M'nong people.