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Friday, November 4, 2011

Buon Ma Thuot tour - Part 2

As plan, destination for the second day is Buon Don. About 40km far way from Buon Ma Thuot. Buon Don for long has been famous for domesticating wild elephants. Visiting Ban Don you'll learn a lot about their long tradition of taming wild elephants and legends of the elephant-training King. Adventurous enough, you can get a dug-out canoe and drift along the Serepok River to visit the 7-branched waterfalls. There's also an option of riding elephant through the beautiful wild of Yok Don National Park. Elephants typically carry three people, but for heavier Westerners two is usually the limit. Booking direct costs from 100,000 to 200,000d per hour.
Also as plan, we must start going to Buon Don early, about 6:00AM. That was plan. Practice was different! :) Getting a long journey to Lak lake, everyone got tired especially female members. While waiting for their, others took pictures or got to Sunrise shop to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Buon Ma THuot trip - hotel
Some pix of the hotel
Until 10:00AM, the journey started. Let's have breakfast in a small restaurant at Phan Boi Chau street. The meal is so delicious.
Buon Ma THuot trip breakfast

Buon Ma THuot trip breakfast

Ok, we were full, we were excited. Come on everyone! Let's go!
Buon Ma THuot trip coffee tres
Coffee trees with flowers
Buon Ma THuot trip dry cassava
Dry cassava in the sun
Buon Ma THuot trip ethnic villages
Pass over some villages along the road.
Buon Ma THuot trip ethnic villages

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

The first spot was 7-branched waterfall.
Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall
Listen to the guide in front of the long house
Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall
A small shop in long house
Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall
Using Rhade music instrument
Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall - Com lam
Cơm lam
Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

It was over 3PM, everyone were full, felt a little tired and decided not to come other spots in Buon Don. The team came back to BMT city and came to see a friend of team at her home instead of going to waterfalls because it was late.
Buon ma Thuot trip

Buon ma Thuot trip

Buon ma Thuot trip

Buon ma Thuot trip

Buon ma Thuot trip

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - 7 branches waterfall

Buon ma Thuot trip - snake wine
Snake wine
Buon ma Thuot trip sea-horse wine
Sea-horse wine
Getting full then came back to BMT city, walking along streets, came to the city square, Trung Nguyen coffee village.
Buon ma Thuot trip - Trung Nguyen coffee village

Buon ma Thuot trip - Trung Nguyen coffee village

Buon ma Thuot trip - Trung Nguyen coffee village

Buon ma Thuot trip - Trung Nguyen coffee village

Buon ma Thuot trip - Trung Nguyen coffee village

Buon ma Thuot trip - Trung Nguyen coffee village

Buon ma Thuot trip
Enjoy happy time together
That is the second day in BMT with joy, happiness although missing some nice places. No problems, the team feels good is the most important!
As plan, team would come to waterfalls at the early next morning. Again, plan was broken because the time to come back to HCMC was changed sooner to 9AM. Team had breakfast while waiting for the bus.

Getting into the bus, began the 9hour-journey to HCMC along the national road 14.
Buon Ma Thuot trip - national road 14

Buon Ma Thuot trip - national road 14

Buon Ma Thuot trip - national road 14

Buon Ma Thuot trip - national road 14

Buon Ma Thuot trip - national road 14

Buon Ma Thuot trip - national road 14

The bus received passengers time by time caused us unhappy beside that the bus stopped at the restaurant that got much money from this lunch. They will be our experiences next trips in the future.

Arrived at Mien Dong bus station at 6:30PM. Complete the trip to Buon Ma Thuot with knowing new places in our beautiful country, happiness, everyone gets together and... although missing some nice places. It seems the successful trip. Cheer!!! See you in the next trip: Da Lat.

P/S: The trip was not finished! Some days after the trips, there was many calls from the wounded motor-bike's owner. We wondered "Why does he call?", "What does he want?". Ah ah, "You forgot to return security card of the motor-bike! Please send it for me!" Ka ka ka ka, "Sorry, we forgot it. We will send it to you right now by express service." :)

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