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1: Hanoi | 2: Around Sa Pa | 3: Bac Ha Market | 4: Halong Bay | 5: On the way to somewhere else | 6: Villages for Ceramics, Silk or Furniture | 8: Tam Coc: A rowboat through caves | 7: Phat Diem, a very Vietnamese Cathedral | 9: Hué – Kings, Wars and Recovery | 10: South from Hué | 11: Bach Ma National Park | 12: Hoi An | 13: Nha Trang | 14: Buon Ma Thuot, an elephant, and a waterfall | 15: Saigon | 16: The Cao Dai Great Temple | 17: The Mekong Delta | 18: Saigon Water Gardens

14: Buon Ma Thuot, an elephant, and a waterfall

Buon Ma Thuot was described in our itinerary as a "small town", with the implication that we were visiting here only on the way to our elephant tour. But it is a good-sized city by Australian standards and with interest in its own right. Strange items on the menus of the local restaurants, fascinating things to look at and photograph on the street, and a suburb especially for the Ede, where those Ede who have worked hard enough have built conventional Vietnamese houses behind their traditional long houses. We had our elephant ride, and added to our original itinerary a trip out to a magnificent waterfall.
Special wines on display
"Special" wines on display
Betel nut for sale
Betel nut for sale
Durian and ....? for sale
Durian and ....? for sale
Overflow from market onto street
Overflow from market onto street
Dried fish and other food for sale
Dried fish and other food for sale
Geese in an Ede garden
Geese in an Ede garden
Traditional Ede house
Traditional Ede house
Entrance to an Ede house
Entrance to an Ede house
Two traditions
Two traditions
River scene, from an elephant - 1
River scene, from an elephant - 1
River scene, from an elephant - 2
River scene, from an elephant - 2
River scene, from an elephant - 3
River scene, from an elephant - 3
How to steer an elephant
How to steer an elephant
Unusual view from the back of an elephant
Unusual view from the back of an elephant
Bridge through trees
Bridge through trees
The two tourists
The two tourists
Monkey on a chain
Monkey on a chain
Part of restaurant menu
Part of restaurant menu
Vietnamese wine: read about it
Vietnamese wine: read about it
Victory
Victory
Green elephant
Green elephant
Paper Flowers for Funerals
Paper Flowers for Funerals
Art for Sale
Art for Sale
Ear cleaning
Ear cleaning
Motor cycle showroom
Motor cycle showroom
Coffin shop
Coffin shop
Rooster for sale
Rooster for sale
Recycling
Recycling
Domestic shrines for sale
Domestic shrines for sale
Vietnamese bread for sale
Vietnamese bread for sale
Flower seller
Flower seller
Dray Sap – first view
Dray Sap – first view
Dray Sap Falls
Dray Sap Falls
Dray Sap Clo Sup
Dray Sap Clo Sup
Detail of waterfall rim
Detail of waterfall rim
Dray Sap Waterfall
Dray Sap Waterfall
Below the falls - upstream
Below the falls - upstream
Below the falls – downstream
Below the falls – downstream
Just one small section
Just one small section
Dray Sap – last view
Dray Sap – last view
Frangipani tree and our plane
Frangipani tree and our plane