Ya Chim

Village in Kon Tum

Ya Chim is the collective name for a group of eight Jarai villages, which start 17km southwest of Kon Tum. In them, you'll find traditional cemeteries complete with wooden mourning figures. You may see villagers 'feeding' the dead by putting food down bamboo tubes leading into the graves.

There is tension between the villagers here and the authorities over ongoing land confiscations for rubber plantations, but overnight stays are possible and westerners are normally welcomed.

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