Adventure Uncovered – The Bahnar Jolong
Adventure Uncovered – The Bahnr Jolong
Delighted to feature in the Stewardship edition of Adventure Uncovered in partnership with Opresca. The Bahnar Jolong are an ethnic minority hilltribe people that are an example of sustainable living within the remote forests and mountains of Central Vietnam. They move around the mountains careful not to deplete the forest of too much wood, food or animals.
Together with foraging for wild plants and snails they set traps for birds, rats, frogs and also cultivate vegetables, small fruit tree’s, chillies, garlic, tobacco and rice. A good example of sustainable living. Rice paddies on the hillside are kept small and cultivation shifted. Extra rice and vegetables are sold at the market.
This way of life is rare and the people are largely living the same way their people have for thousands of years although their traditional way of life is under threat from illegal logging and tourism.
For more images and details of my experience living with these gentle people, please check out edition 16 of Adventure Uncovered here.