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Kim Bong Carpentry Village

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Address: C_m Kim commune, Hoi An, Vietnam
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Kim Bong carpentry village is a bright spot for tourists who prefer to...
Kim Bong carpentry village is a bright spot for tourists who prefer to just relax away from the noisy town just discovered the Vietnamese countryside. About 10 minutes by boat across from the ancient town of Hoi An, visitors saw firsthand carpentry tradition with sophisticated products, unique. This is where supply sculptor Hue, the ancient temples, Hoi An ancient boats. Feel passing through the village streets, see photos farmers herd the rice fields. Combining ancient city suburb stay and drink coffee with the locals. Experience profession Quang noodles and enjoy it. The grilled fish as you enjoy delicious specialties in Central Vietnam. Remember to spend time gardening morning or experience fishing on the river.
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It was a very short visit to the carpentry village. I was really impressed by the skill and the fact that probably everything that you can buy in Vietnam, made out of wood, is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Greater Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I still can never forget how amazingly talented and skilled these people are. The work they produced with such little tools was unforgettable. I am going to be forever amazed by this working ability and such patience these people have for their beautiful masterpieces. I strongly recommend this interesting experience to anyone that gets the time and opportunity to take... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very small, untidy bordering on dirty. From what saw most items for purchase were overpriced. I was taken to the island as part of a tour group on our return from My Son tour and would not have bothered end otherwise.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was a very short visit to the carpentry village. I was really impressed by the skill and the fact that probably everything that you can buy in Vietnam, made out of wood, is handmade and not factory production.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We really enjoyed watching the young men and women carving various statues. Remember to ask before taking photos of themselves- some are very shy.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a very interesting village where you can see the woodcarvers and carpenters at work. Lovely examples of ancient architecture, wooden furniture, and shipbuilding. We wished we had taken our bikes on the ferry to explore Cam Kim further than the carpentry village. We took the ferry from Hoi an ancient town with the locals. Don't be surprised if... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I came here during the free bicycle tours given by the university students. This was the first stop. It was informative and interesting but seemed dangerous for tourists. They clearly have zero safety regulations. The men are smoking cigarettes WHILST using this huge saw machine in their slippers. No gloves or closed toe shoes to be seen. We stood next... More 

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Auckland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Beautiful lines in the hulls of river craft being built here...lovely rich coloured hard wood- ? mahogany.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

took a boat trip across to this island of 5000 full time residents, l liked the boat building going on around the shore line, fantastic skills of the locals, some souvineer shops , a coconut to drink, an hour here is ok and its worth it ...

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America, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Cam Kim homestay great. We see first time in our life. More and more rice fild, persons friendly, capenters nice...

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very nice village, friendly pepole, good trip... This was a great way to get to know Hoi An. Our guide was really funny and informative and we got to see a lot of locals at work in many different locations. I highly recommend this tour! Kim Bong village, great, great... brilliant way. See you soon

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