Buon Don Elephant Festival 2019 in Dak Lak province (Source: daklak.gov.vn)

The event is a traditional cultural activity of local people to improve the community’s awareness of conservation of home elephants and promoting the traditional cultural values ​​of ethnic people, contributing to promote local tourism.

It saw the participation of 10 elephants. A number of traditional rituals were presented to audiences such as wharf offering, elephants’ health offering, performance of hunting and taming wild elephants, elephant marching, elephant race, and elephant football games.

Addressing at the event, Vice Chairman of the Dak Lak provincial People’s Committee Vo Van Canh said that the province has the largest elephant population in Vietnam with the number of 43. Annually, the province organizes the festival to demonstrate local ethnic minority people’s skills in hunting and taming wild elephants.

The 7th Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival under the theme “The Quintessence of Jungle” is taking place from March 9th to 16th.

With famous brand and geographical indication, Buon Ma Thuot coffee has been sold across over 60 countries and territories worldwide, contributing significantly to the country’s total coffee export, which hit nearly 1.9 million tonnes worth over USD3.5 billion in 2018./.

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