From Buôn Ma Thuột to Đăk Hà

The next day on the way up north. Off to Đăk Hà a few more kilometres than the last few days. It was hot and dry – OK as long as you are driving. Lots of traffic in Buôn Ma Thuột – no clue where they all go. After a while it was less and less traffic. I look forward to the North of Vietnam. The few days with almost no traffic and a lot of green!

Victory Monument Me Thuot
Victory Monument Me Thuot or Tượng đài Chiến thắng Buôn Ma Thuộ

Victory Monument Me Thuot or Tượng đài Chiến thắng Buôn Ma Thuột
Had to circle and take another one from this angle

Bistum Ban Mê Thuột
Bistum Ban Mê Thuột

Giáo xứ Nam Thiên
Giáo xứ Nam Thiên

Giáo xứ Nam Thiên
Giáo xứ Nam Thiên

Giáo xứ Vinh QuangOn the right side when you walk up to the Giáo xứ Nam Thiên.

Giáo xứ Vinh Quang
On the other side was a little ride

Nhà thờ Vinh Đức
Nhà thờ Vinh Đức

Nhà thờ Vinh Đức
Interesting gate

In front of the Nhà thờ Vinh Đức
In front of the Nhà thờ Vinh Đức

View down south on the AH17
View down south on the AH17. I remember last year – there was not that much traffic. Al that Tet tourism on the road. Not the best time to be on the road as well.

Giáo xứ Vinh Phước
Giáo xứ Vinh Phước

Giáo xứ Vinh Phước
A lot of these churches have their tower separate.

View south on the QL14
View south on the QL14

Nhà thờ Buôn Hồ
Nhà thờ Buôn Hồ

Detail of the Nhà thờ Buôn Hồ
Detail of the Nhà thờ Buôn

Nhà thờ Buôn Hồ

Nhà thờ Buôn Hồ

X-Mas tree at the Nhà thờ Buôn Hồ
X-Mas tree at the Nhà thờ Buôn Hồ

Church under construction
Church under construction

Church under construction

Church under construction

Somewhere on the QL14
Somewhere on the QL14

Somewhere else on the QL14
Yes! Blue sky and no traffic – great!

Old Church
That is the old church – they build the new one behind it.

The new church
The new church

Church
Another one along the road

Công Viên Văn Hóa Kpák Lơng in Chư Sê
Công Viên Văn Hóa Kpák Lơng in Chư Sê

Church
The last church for today

The Duy Phuong Hotel in Đăk Hà

A few minutes later I got to my hotel for tonight: The Duy Phuong Hotel in Đăk Hà. On booking they say that they are in Kon Tum but this is a bit further up north. I had a really big room for 10 US$.

View from the balcony
View from the balcony at the The Duy Phuong Hotel

Bed with writing-table and hang out section
Bed with writing table and hang out section

Nice bathroom with hot shower
Nice bathroom with hot shower

TV, fridge, closet and door to the balcony
TV, fridge, closet and door to the balcony”

Window next to the bed
Window next to the bed

If you look for a place to rest after a long day on the road the Duy Phuong Hotel is the place for you. The town itself is not as busy as Kon Tum. When I was there they has a market on the other side of the hotel. Fresh fruits and vegetables if you like.
The room was very big with a double bed, writing desk with chair, two armchairs, a little desk between them, TV, fan, AC, fridge, cloth rack and a cabinet. Big bathroom and a balcony. The room was very clean – so was the bathroom. The shower hot and the WiFi worked quite good. They have a café downstairs in the morning as well and bike parking under a roof. If you are lazy – they even have an elevator!
I will be back!

Todays Drive

252 km in 7,5 hours including Breakfast, photo stops as well as a Gas stop

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From Ðưc Trọng to Buôn Ma Thuột

Further north up to the Ho Chi Minh road – on mostly empty streets till the AH17. I have some landscape for you and some more churches. Take a look!

Giáo Xứ Thanh Bình
Giáo Xứ Thanh Bình

Giáo Xứ Thanh Bình
Old school fun for the kids at this church

Giáo Xứ Thanh Bình
Comes with a dragon slayer as well

Nhà thờ Kim Phát
Nhà thờ Kim Phát

Nhà thờ Kim Phát
Nice Tet decoration. Artificial tree with fireworks made of soda cans.

Nhà thờ Kim Phát

Nhà thờ Kim Phát
They have a Maria with a light hat!

Nhà thờ Kim Phát
And some music if you like

Nhà Thờ Phú Sơn
Nhà Thờ Phú Sơn

Along the QL 27
Along the QL 27 – Less forest than last year. The coffee is eating into it everywhere.

Along the QL 27
All the little villages are decorated with flags

New monument at the QL 27 in Đam Rông District
New monument along the road

Floating Village on Buoch Dong a bit after Ban di Luong on the QL27
Floating Village on Buoch Dong a bit after Ban di Luong on the QL27

The dam creating the lake
The dam creating the lake

In the mountains at the QL27
In the mountains at the QL27


More and more traditional Long Houses along the road. This one with a not so traditional roof.


Not a lot of traffic and mostly farmers on the way to the fields or back home.


Green rice fields everywhere

Nhà thờ Phúc Lộc
Nhà thờ Phúc Lộc

Giáo Xứ Thọ Thành
Giáo Xứ Thọ Thành

Giáo Xứ Thọ Thành
Fancy dress!

Soon after that picture the Google lady told me to drive to a smaller road on the right and a minute later I was at my stop for this night -> the Dai Thanh Guesthouse.

Dai Thanh Guesthouse

My bed at the Dai Thanh Guesthouse
My bed at the Dai Thanh Guesthouse

Dai Thanh Guesthouse for 5 US $! Comes with private bathroom, hot shower, fan, TV, Table chair and free WiFi.

My room at the Dai Thanh Guesthouse

My private bathroom at the Dai Thanh Guesthouse

But it looks like there is even a better option in town now: Ngoc Tran Guesthouse! It had a 9.2 rating by the time of writing this Blog Post. And it is 5 US $ as well.

Dinner with Phillip from Belgium
Had dinner with Phillip from Belgium – he stayed at the same place

Vegetarian Hot Pot
Vegetarian Hot Pot

Todays Drive

188 km in 5 hours including photo stops as well as a Gas stop

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