Elephant hunter cemetery in Dak Lak

The tomb of the king of elephant hunting, N’Thu Knul, in Buon Don Village in Daklak
The tomb of the king of elephant hunting, N’Thu Knul, in Buon Don Village in Daklak

2010-10-13 - Daklak, Vietnam
For a taste of central highlands history, tourists to Daklak Province should visit the tomb of the king of elephant hunters in Buon Don Village. There are 40 elephant hunters buried in the unique graveyard that has about 40 tombs. The hunters entombed there killed at least 25 to 30 elephants each. To be buried in the cemetery was a tribute to their huntsmanship. The oldest tomb belongs to N’Thu Knul, who was a powerful tribal chief born in 1828. He is worshipped as founder of the art of hunti...

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