Buon Don village in Vietnam

Buon Don village


Address Buon Don village
Place Krong Na commune
District Buon Don District
Province Dak Lak Province
Region Vietnam Western Higlands
Country Vietnam


Key People -1938: Y Thu Knul (elephant owner)


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1938-1941: R’Leo Knul
(chief mahout)
1941-2012: Ama Kong
(chief mahout)

Elephant keepers -: Y Kong Knul
-: H'Bup Eban
-: Kham Phet Lao
-1941: Kham Phet Lao
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Relevant literature

Buon Don village, located at Buon Don village, in Krong Na commune, Vietnam .

Comments / picturesBuon Don village was founded by by the elephant king Y Thu Knul.

Don Village is located approximately 42km northwest of Buon Ma Thuot in Krong Na Commune, Buon Don District, Dak Lak Province close to the Cambodian border. From center of Buon Ma Thuot, you can catch a bus every 30 minutes to go to Buon Don (Ban Don). Note that you should wait for the bus at Coop Mart in order to have a seat. Otherwise, the bus is normally full.

Buon Don village in Vietnam VietnamThe grave of Y Thu Knul in the middle. A year after his death, in 1939, his nephew R'Leo Knul held the ceremony of 'grave abandoning and had a tomb built for him in the M'Nong-Laos architectural style. The tomb of R'Leo Knul himself lies next to his uncle\'s tomb. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 2012.

References for records about Buon Don village

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Buon Don village, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1869. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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