We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: C_m Kim commune, Hoi An, Vietnam
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Interesting but expensive.

Enjoyed watching how they made some of the carved timber and inlaid items. You definitely need to bargain here as it more expensive than you can get it for in the markets. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
007ms_itchyfeet
,
Brisbane, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Dien Duong, Vietnam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Enjoyed watching how they made some of the carved timber and inlaid items. You definitely need to bargain here as it more expensive than you can get it for in the markets. But then you know how and where your item was made.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
50 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The carpentry village of Kim Bong belongs to the Cam Kim commune, just on the other side of Hoi An river. Take a boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit Thanh Ha & Kim Bong handicraft Villages. It is very convenient for tourists to visit and collect souvenirs. With the reputation of Kim Bong carpentry, there were many carpenters... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Craftsmen pay such attention to detail. It is wonderful to watch. The works are amazing and depending on the guide you have, you may learn a little about the people, their history and the processes they follow when creating their work

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New Canaan, Connecticut
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The boat ride from the old town to the village is quite pleasant albeit it short- no more than 10 minutes On the plus side, The village itself has some nice demonstrations of local shipbuilding and wood carpentry. The real reason this tour appears to be pushed is to get guests to the numerous shops that offer comparable low end... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CamKim H, Người quản lý at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Dear margaret P Welcome you to visit Kim Bong carpentry village We by all means to contact you through a message on Tripadvisor but did not hear you feedback. We are local citizens to bring you to see the moments experienced traditional carpentry and other trades such as weaving baskets bottles, mats ... we're available. Visiting more than four hundred... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We hired bikes and cycled around the island for half a day. There are no cars here, just a few bikes and scooters, so it's a great location if you don't like cycling in traffic. Lots to see, with a lot of old traditional trades being practised.

Was this review helpful? Yes
CamKim H, Người quản lý at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Dear JimnAngie Thanks for the great review. Lets you enjoy your time in the village of Kim Bong Carpentry Village - Hoi An by going down to wharf to welcome you It really is the small acts that the staff here do it makes all the difference between great service and great service. I am very proud of the staff... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
69 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have visited the Kim Bong Carpentry on our way back from our Day Trip by bus to My Son and back by boat to Hoi An. It was really very interesting to see how the local villagers were busy making the wooden boats by hand. There was also a few men who were busy cutting out the wood with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
CamKim H, Người quản lý at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Hi JimnAngie! It was a pleasant experience when you visit the village of Kim Bong carpentry our Cam Kim. Your feedback to us every day to improve the community with an objective view before reading TripAdvisor and visit us. If you go back to visit this village as wider on the river fishing, basket making bottles, watching the field... Please... More 

America, The Netherlands
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is the place where you can really see the local people tend to their working using traditional and distinctive.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Cẩm Kim C, Người quản lý at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thanks and Happy New Year - Year of Goat 2015! Kim Bong Carpentry Village More 

White Plains, NY
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Reached the village by ferry and got to see the shipbuilding. Also went to several wood shops including one for inlaid ivory works.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Cẩm Kim C, Người quản lý at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Happy Lunar New Year ! Year of the Goat Thank you for visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. We’d be grateful if you would review us on TripAdvisor. It’s the world’s largest travel site, helping millions of visitors every month plan the perfect trip. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' reviews... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I joined the Hoi An free tour for the trip to Kim Bong Carpentry Village. Its very interesting to know some basic process of making wooden boats. The local villagers showed me how they made rice noodle, and sleeping mat.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cẩm Kim C, Người quản lý at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Happy Lunar New Year ! Year of the Goat Thank you for visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Cam Kim, Hoi An - VietNam We’d be grateful if you would review us on TripAdvisor. It’s the world’s largest travel site, helping millions of visitors every month plan the perfect trip. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to... More 

Travelers who viewed Kim Bong Carpentry Village also viewed

Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
 
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
 

Been to Kim Bong Carpentry Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kim Bong Carpentry Village staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?