Tomb house style coffee shop in Kon Tum

Opened 25 years ago, the shop has sculptures reminiscent of the tomb statues of the Ba Na people.

 

Tomb house style coffee shop in Kon TumFor many years, the coffee shop on Phan Chu Trinh street bearing the culture of the Central Highlands ethnic groups has been a regular destination for tourists coming to Kon Tum city (Kon Tum province).

For many years, the coffee shop on Phan Chu Trinh street bearing the culture of the Central Highlands ethnic groups has been a regular destination for tourists coming to Kon Tum city (Kon Tum province).

The house space is built of bamboo, items such as baskets, gongs, gongs, jars, statues... are decorated everywhere in the shop.

The house space is built of bamboo, items such as baskets, gongs, gongs, jars, statues… are decorated everywhere in the shop.

"The restaurant opened 25 years ago in the family's 1,000 square meter garden. After that, we planted more types of flower plants to create a space like the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands. Initially, the shop was just a garden coffee shop and then gradually became decorated as it is today"Ms. Cam (owner) said.

“The restaurant opened 25 years ago in the family’s 1,000 square meter garden. After that, we planted more types of flower plants to create a space like the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands. Initially, the shop was just a garden coffee shop and then gradually became decorated as it is now,” said Ms. Cam (shop owner).

Prominent in the shop are two tamarind trees nearly a hundred years old with tangled vines, creating a wild look.

Prominent in the shop are two tamarind trees nearly a hundred years old with tangled vines, creating a wild look.

In particular, everywhere in the restaurant are displayed statues in the style of tombs, where the deceased of the Ba Na ethnic group are buried. They believe that death is not the end. Statues are a way to express the feelings of the living towards the deceased.

In particular, everywhere in the restaurant are displayed statues in the style of tombs, where the deceased of the Ba Na ethnic group are buried. They believe that death is not the end. Statues are a way to express the feelings of the living towards the deceased.

"My husband is a painter, he personally sketches the shape of the statues and then hires a Ba Na artist to sculpt. The works are all made of wood, exuding the spirit and vitality of the Central Highlands"Ms. Cam shared.

“My husband is a painter, he personally sketches the shape of the statues and then hires a Ba Na artist to sculpt. The works are all made of wood, exuding the spirit and vitality of the Central Highlands,” Ms. Cam shared.

According to the shop owner, the statue was hand-carved with machetes, so each angle is sharp.

According to the shop owner, the statue was hand-carved with machetes, so each angle is sharp.

In the shop there are nearly hundreds of statues with all shapes, sizes, and expressions.

In the shop there are nearly hundreds of statues with all shapes, sizes, and expressions.

The statues are arranged in many positions inside the shop, like a miniature museum.

The statues are arranged in many positions inside the shop, like a miniature museum.

The kitchen of the Ba Na people is recreated with familiar items such as dried gourds, jars of wine and a few sticks of firewood, evoking a feeling of warmth and closeness.

The kitchen of the Ba Na people is recreated with familiar items such as dried gourds, jars of wine and a few sticks of firewood, evoking a feeling of warmth and closeness.

Most of the items in the shop are made from wood and designed by the owner himself. Tables and chairs are made from tree trunks, the original set has a rough, rustic shape, mixed with the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands.

Most of the items in the shop are made from wood and designed by the owner himself. Tables and chairs are made from tree trunks, the original set has a rough, rustic shape, mixed with the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands.

Drinks cost from 12,000 to 35,000 VND. "In addition to the unique space, I think, coffee with its own flavor has been an attraction for tourists for decades"the shop owner said.

Drinks cost from 12,000 to 35,000 VND. “In addition to the unique space, I think the coffee with its own flavor has been an attraction for tourists for decades,” said the shop owner.