Don Village – the most attractive destination in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Associated with the popular lyrics about baby elephants, Don Village has long been well known for its long standing hunting and taming wild elephant tradition. In addition to admiring spectacular natural scenery, travellers to Don Village, Buon Ma Thuot also have a great chance to leisurely ride an elephant around the village

Don Village has long standing hunting and taming wild elephant tradition

Don Village has long standing hunting and taming wild elephant tradition

Don Village – a great tourist attraction which is located in Kroongna commune, Dak Lak, about 40 km far from the city of Buon Ma Thuot to the Northwest in the direction of provincial road. Don village has a tradition of hunting and taming forest elephants so there is no wonder that several tons weighting elephants here obediently listens to the control of the local mahouts. A tamed elephant will be told to be down on his knee and then you will be gently lifted to his back. The feeling of swaying on back of the largest animal in the forest make travellers enjoy . Vietnam and Indochina holidays

Don Village in Kroongna commune, Dak Lak, Buon Thuot

Don Village in Kroongna commune, Dak Lak, Buon Thuot

On elephant back, you will see the peaceful and romantic beauty of Don Village. This is compared to a pretty island in the middle of the Central Highlands since the village was built right in the middle of the majestic Serepok. Riding elephant in Don Village will bring travellers the feeling of adventure and interesting venture. Tours in Vietnam

Riding elephant in Don Village will bring travellers the feeling of adventure

Riding elephant in Don Village will bring travellers the feeling of adventure

If you have a chance to visit Don Village, do not just immersing in riding elephants, you should also pay a visit to the Tomb of King Khun Yu Nob – the one who is known as the King of Don elephants with 400 hunted elephants by himself. Situated in the Don Village tourist complex, Tomb of elephant King has unique architecture, a harmony combination between M’Nông architecture and typical architectural features of Laos

The Tomb of King Khun Yu Nob

The Tomb of King Khun Yu Nob

One more not to be ignored thing in Don Village is Ama Kong wine. The wine is named after the living legendary of Don Village – Ama Kong, maternal grandson of elephant king Khun Yu Nob. A special characteristic of this wine is that it is soaked with tobacco leaves in the forest and this wine is very good for men’s health

Ama Kong wine

Ama Kong wine

So what are you still waiting for? Let’s planning for a trip to explore unique Don Village in Buon Ma Thuot and enjoying those exciting experiences

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