N’Thu K’nul (Khunjunob) in Vietnam

N’Thu K’nul (Khunjunob)
Typeprivate
Founded1828
First elephant0
Closed down1947
AddressBuon Don village
PlaceKrong Na commune
RegionBuon Don District, Dak Lak Province
CountryVietnam

Elephant hunter, elephant trainer and a respectful chieftain who founded Don Village and in 1861 gifted a white elephant tp the Ling of Thailand, who as a honor reward gave him the title Khunjunob which means King of Elephant Hunters.

A year after his death, in 1939, his nephew R’leo Knul, who took over as chief of the village, held the ceremony of 'grave abandoning' and had a tomb built for him in the M'Nong-Laos architectural style. The tomb of R'Leo Knul himself lies next to his uncle's tomb.

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