Don Village is located in Krong Na hamlet in Buon Don District. Don Village was once referred to as a large area along the river Serepok, famous for the traditional festivals and the professional of elephant hunting and taming.
Don Village was once referred to as a large area along the river Serepok, famous for the traditional festivals and the professional of elephant hunting and taming.Don Village has an abundant community of different ethnic groups including Lao, Khmer, Ede, M’nong, and J’rai as well as Kinh and several ethnic minority groups from the north. Lying on the border between Vietnam and Laos and the border between Vietnam and Cambodia, Don Village has an abundant and exceptional culture. Buon Don and Ban Don are both referred to Don Village. Buon means village in Rhade, Ban also means the same in Laotian, and Don means islet. As a result, Buon Don means the village of islets. Don village is in the middle of seven-branch waterfall which is a vast area of water in the rainy season. However, in the dry season, the islets emerge, which reveals the roots of the banyan trees and many other types of vegetation. The ancient Don Village is famous for the exceptional architecture of the grave houses, the legends about the village founder – the king of elephant hunters – Khunjunob, and the anecdotes which attract both tourists and researchers.
Don Village became a geographical location administered by the French colony when they set foot on this land in 1890. Not until 14 years later, the French moved their capital from Don Village to Buon Ma Thuot.
Coming to Don Village, tourists will have the opportunity to experience the distinctive cultures and customs of different ethnic minority groups which may include enjoying Can wine and taking part in many other traditional cultural activities, visit Khunjunob’ grave house and the National Park of Yok Don – a wildlife conservation area of many precious and rare animal and vegetation species, or try elephant riding or canoeing on a dugout canoe crossing the Serepok to seven-branch waterfall. With such a history and distinctive cultural features, Don Village is undoubtedly a potential tourist destination in Dak Lak province