Fodor's Expert Review Victory Monument
Located in the center of Buon Ma Thuot's biggest roundabout, this monument honors the day the town was "liberated" by the North Vietnamese army (the losing side would say that Buon Ma Thuot "fell") on March 10, 1975. The provincial administrative center was the first domino to fall as the northern army pushed south towards Ho Chi Minh City, which was liberated only a few weeks later, on April 30, marking the end of the Vietnam-American War. The monument features a replica tank and fighters with suitably victorious raised arms and guns. There's no need to make a special trip to the monument---you'll probably pass it as you enter the town.