The owner of Green Karst, Tan Phan, grew up in a tribe in the mountains of Northern Vietnam. After leaving his career as a physics teacher, Tan taught himself English and became an entrepreneur to improve the quality of life for his family. With his wife Dui, Tan proudly opened Green Karst Restaurant and Bar in 2017 and Green Karst Hostel in 2018.
Tan understands the importance of building the community and developing tourism in Dong Van in a way that is beneficial to both travelers and the local community. Learning English open doors for locals who wish to work in the expanding market. During the school year, Green Karst offers English lessons twice a week to the people of Dong Van. Through education, we can assist the villagers in developing homestays or other needed services, allow the community to engage with the tourism industry in a constructive and positive way, enhance the experiences of visitors, and create a better life for villagers.