central highlands - easy rider tour day 2


We started off day 2 of our Easy Rider adventure with a tour of Lak Lake on a traditional long wood dugout canoe which was constructed by the inhabitants of Jun Village. The centuries-old process included careful selection of a large, unbent tree in the nearby jungle. The boatbuilder would then drive a knife into the trunk, and leave offerings like meat and fruit at the base of the tree. Upon returning in about a week, if the knife was still lodged firmly in the trunk, the builder would be permitted to fell the tree and go about constructing the canoe. This process is rare now that deforestation has become such an issue in Vietnam, and the government strictly controls tree-cutting.