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Visit Don Village, the elephants home in Dak Lak

Don Village is well known as the native land of elephant hunters and trainers throughout Southeast Asia.

Don Village is located northwest of Buon Ma Thuot in Krong Na Commune, Buon Don District, Dak Lak Province close to the Cambodian border, approximately 42km from Buon Ma Thuot.

Don Village has been famous for its Kru, powerful elephant tribe leaders, for a long time, and is well known in India and France for its elephant. Y Pui, a 102-year-old man (1883-1985) who tamed over 450 elephants, spent part of his life as King Bao Dai's Mahout. Elephant training and hunting has been passed down through generations. It takes 67 months to domesticate a wild elephant.

In the last few years, tourists have been more eager to visit Don Village, the elephants home in Dak Lak. Their main interest in being to admire the animals and to understand their delicate situation Surveys are now being conducted throughout the country to evaluate the elephant situation and to better organizes protection projects.

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