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Ban Kok Phung Tai and Captain Hook’s tour

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Just after the border from Salavan into Sekong Province, Katu village Ban Kok Phung Tai has been put on the traveller map by Mr Hook aka “Captain Hook” and his tour which delivers fascinating insight into the Katu way of life.

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Long after we rode away from the village, our heads were still spinning at the incredible things we learned about the people, beliefs, customs and culture of this ethnic group. The Katu (also spelled Cotu, Katou, Ca Tu, Kado) belong to the Mon-Khmer language family and are found in Sekong, Salavan and Savannakhet province, as well as in Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue provinces of Vietnam. They are animists and as Captain Hook guides you through his rural village and farmlands, he explains how the spirit world, shamans and religious rites play an important role in their life ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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