PLEIKU CITY TOUR - BANAR ETHNIC VILLAGES
Dektu & Dekrol are two traditional villages of Banar ethnic minority. The most distinctive aspect of a Bahnar village is its Rong house or communal house, the roof of which may be up to 20m high and slightly curved
The Rong house is the centre of village cultural and ceremonial life, and also the home of adolescent boys, who are taught Banar history, the skills of hunting and other manly matters.
The village houses grouped around the Rong house are typically house-on-stilt with a thatched or tiled roof, and are often decorated with geometric motifs. Bahnar people also erect funeral houses and decorate them with elaborate carvings, though they are not as imposing as those of the Jarai. After the burial, wooden statues, gongs, wine jars and other items of family property will be placed in the funeral house.
08:30, Pick up at your hotel in Pleiku, visit to natural lake of T’nung which is situated on the mouth of a volcano of million years.
09: 30 Continue on to Dektu & Dekrol villages for sightseeing and exploring the Banar’s culture with the Rong house that is the centre of village cultural and ceremonial life.
10:30 We will visit a cemetery of the Banar with the wooden statues, gongs, wine jars and other items of family property are placed in the funeral house.
13:00 In the afternoon, visit Gialai Museum of Ethnology, you have a chance to learn more about the Bahnar and Jarai people’s culture. Continue on to visit Pleiku former prison, Minh Thanh pagoda and the local market of Pleiku.
17:00 Drop off at the hotel.
End of services.
Group price policies:
- 5% discount for any groups from 6 to 10 people
- 10% discount for any groups from 11 people or more
- Special promotion: 5% discount for all groups booking from 1 May to 30 September
All the prices are valid in 2011, subject to change without prior notices
(Except for Christmas from 24 to 26 Dec 2011 and New Year from 31 Dec to 5 Jan 2012)
- Private car for transportation
- Pick up and drop off you at your hotel
- English speaking guide (other language upon request)
- Lunch - Vietnamese lunch
- Entrance fee
- Personal expenses for drinks, meals, laundry, phone, etc.
- Insurance, tip for tour guide & driver
- Any others not mentioned above