Located on the bank of the romantic Dak Bla River, Kon Ko Tu community cultural tourism village in Dak Ro Wa commune, Kon Tum province, has well preserved the traditional culture of the Ba Na people. This is the first place in Kon Tum province to be recognized as a 3-star OCOP tourism product.

The ancient village has an ideal location, as it is surrounded by mountains and the Dak Bla River, with about 600 residents who are the Ba Na ethnic people.

The communal house located in the center of the village, along with more than 20 old stilt houses that are well preserved create unique character for Kon Ko Tu to develop community-based tourism.

Kon Ko Tu Village also has architectural works imbued with ancient features of the Central Highlands, mixed with a bit of Western culture such as the Kon Ko Tu church. This work is made entirely of wood, with a style that combines European architecture and traditional cultural identity of the Ba Na people.

For a long time, the Ba Na community in Kon Ko Tu village has offered homestay services. They have designed new tours associated with the gong culture, sinus dance performance, experiencing traditional handicrafts such as weaving, brocade weaving, rowing along the Dak Bla river...

Aiming to turn this village into a community-based tourism site, Dak Ro Wa commune authorities have organized many field trips for local people who provide homestay services to explore tourist sites in other provinces to learn experiences and tourism models, and at the same time cooperated with some local colleges to train and issue restaurant service certificates to 25 students who are the village’s residents. 

Kon Ko Tu Community Cultural Tourism Village has applied information technology  to develop tourism such as scanning payment codes, QR codes to find out destination information...

Many workshops on learning and making hand-woven fabrics by indigenous weaving groups in the Central Highlands have been organized to pass down and preserve traditional crafts for the younger generation, and at the same time introduce them to tourists.

Kon Ko Tu village has also established a village culinary group so that visitors can prepare their own Ba Na specialty dishes such as bamboo-tube rice, grilled chicken, leaf salad, grilled pork on skewers...

Kon Ko Tu community cultural tourism village attracts tourists with its natural landscape and traditional cultural beauty in the daily life of the Ba Na ethnic people.

With the remaining centuries-old ancient features, mixed with a bit of modern life, the people of Kon Ko Tu village still live peacefully, ready to welcome foreign tourists.

Thanks to the development of community-based tourism, the lives of indigenous people are increasingly improving. On average, the village welcomes nearly 1,000 tourists, including about 300 international visitors.

To preserve and promote the village's cultural and tourism advantages, Kon Tum province has called for local people to raise awareness of protecting their traditional culture; promoting community-based tourism, rural tourism in particular in association with the construction of new rural areas, the construction of cultural villages and craft villages associated with tourism development, contributing to preserving preserve and promote the cultural values of ethnic groups.

Photos of Kon Ko Tu village:

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The communal house located in the center of the village and more than 20 ancient stilt houses that are well preserved create Kon Ko Tu's unique character in tourism development.

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Kon Ko Tu Village also has architectural works imbued with ancient features of the Central Highlands mixed with a bit of Western culture such as the Kon Ko Tu church, which is made entirely of wood, with a style that combines European architecture and traditional cultural identity of the Ba Na people.

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Ms. Thuy is one of many ethnic minorities who has been granted a bartending certificate. She now actively participates in local tourism activities.
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Kon Ko Tu Community Cultural Tourism Village has applied information technology in tourism development such as scanning payment codes, QR codes to find out destination information...
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Many workshops on learning and making hand-woven fabrics by indigenous weaving groups in the Central Highlands have been organized to pass down and preserve traditional crafts for the younger generation, and at the same time introduce them to tourists.
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Kon Ko Tu village has also established a village culinary group so that visitors can prepare their own Ba Na specialty dishes such as bamboo-tube rice, grilled chicken, leaf salad, grilled pork on skewers...

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Kon Ko Tu community cultural tourism village attracts tourists with its natural landscape and traditional cultural beauty in the daily life of the Ba Na ethnic people.

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Foreign tourists take photos with the communal house at Kon Ko Tu community tourism village.




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To preserve and promote the village's cultural and tourism advantages and strengths, Kon Tum province has strengthened propaganda and mobilized people to raise awareness of protecting their traditional culture

Nguyen Hue