Introduction to Kon Kơ Tu Village

As an ancient village in a mountainous area, the Kon Kơ Tu community-based tourism village in Kon Tum City attracts visitors because of the pristine beauty of the local Ba Na ethnic culture. The village is located on the banks of the Đăk Bla River and is one of the oldest villages in Kon Tum City in the province of the same name. Kon Kơ Tu Village has 92 households with 530 Ba Na people. Because the village was formed very early, it still retains its ancient, wild and majestic natural beauty.

On the way to the village, you can see the winding paths along the legendary Đăk Bla River, the two sides of the road to the village are full of pink grass. In the distance are sandy beaches adorned with light purple sugarcane mixed with overlapping mountains to create a peaceful village view.

Entering the village, you can leave behind the noisy life outside and embrace the peacefulness. The fun and refreshing laughter of the children mixed with the sounds of weaving and the carving of statues create a beautiful old village.

Located about 8 km east of Kon Tum city center, Kon Ko Tu community tourism village still retains the unique architectural and cultural values ​​of the ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands in general and Bah Nar ethnic group in particular.

Cultural Information

In terms of culture, Kon Ko Tu community tourism village still retains the unique cultural features of the Bah Nar ethnic group such as: boating on the river, knitting bamboo, brocade weaving, making musical instruments and cultural exchange of gongs.

You can admire the Rông long house soaring in the blue sky which is a community house for the common activities of villagers such as meetings, festivals, xoang dances, participation in hand-loom weaving and dancing with the locals to the sound of gongs.



Transport to Kon Kơ Tu Village

From Kon Tum City, there are many roads to the village of Ba Na. But most tourists chose to cross the suspension bridge Kon Klo. This is considered the largest suspension bridge in Central Highlands, linking the downtown area with the village was built on the mountainside. From here, tourists walk about 6 kilometers to the village of Ba Na. Roads are paved, some parts are damaged, but the 30 – 40 seat buses can go inside. The best is riding motorcycles or bicycles to breathe fresh air and see the beautiful, green and winding road beside Dak Bla River.


What’s good to eat in Kon Kơ Tu Village?

Coming to Kon Ko Tu community tourism village, visitors will have a chance to stop and rest at Homestays to enjoy eating and drinking the traditional Bahnar dishes such as grilled chicken, Lam rice, grilled pork on skewers, rượu cần (wine drunk out of a jar through pipes) of the Ba Na people and hear them talk about their lives, as well as the cultural customs in the region.


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    Surrounding the long communal house is a system of stilt houses facing the south as in the local traditions, this is a favorable direction to improve the luck and lives of the villagers.

    The village still has more than 20 stilt houses built in the traditional style. A Ba Na stilt house is characterized by a rectangular model with an average length of about 10m. Each house consists of 12 pillars and is divided equally by six pillars on each side to create stability and balance for the house. The Ba Na often set up pillars of houses made of various kinds of wood. The stairs of the house are usually made of wood and meticulously carved.


    Visitors can stroll around the village after enjoying the art of gongs and traditional dances. Everyone is impressed with rustic stilt houses. The stilt house of the Ba Na people looked sure and steady. Crossbeams and columns were made of wood taken from the forest about ten years ago. Now, the Ba Na does not cut trees from the forest anymore. In the village, there are still many houses with clay walls. Old houses were made from clay mixed with straw as in the delta. Others were built surely of brick but they still remain the style of traditional stilt houses.

    The ethnic community in Kon Ko Tu cultural tourism village in Kon Tum is very hospitable and hospitable; Therefore, in addition to the cultural exchange of gongs here, visitors will be able to participate in brocade weaving with the people, practice knitting baskets with Ba Na girls. This will be a great experience when you come to this ancient village.