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Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Cam Kim commune, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #19 of 35 attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Kim Bong Carpentry Village: Kim Bong village is well knowm for its carpentry. Most of Hoi An old town’s architecture was made by their ancestors. The... more »
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port macquarie
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the tourist bustle and you are in the village where the range of local production continues in the shadow of the unesco protected town. It's not the human zoo of tourist villages yet. Real local production to a commercial level still exists. Wooden ship building is at maintenance level with skills predominantly left to old men as youth chases... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A visit by boat to this village is pretty much always offered together with the tour to My Son. I found this to be a very mixed bag. Bottom line, if you have little time in Hoi An, skip this one, if you have plenty of time and want to add another destination to your scrap book for cheap, then... More

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auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Took the bus and boat option trip to My Son temples... This was a nice interlude while the boat was being fixed....

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We cycled through this on our bike tour. Was interesting to see & hear about the old tradition of boat making & wood carving etc.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited Kim Bong Carpentry Village today. It was interesting seeing first hand how boats are made. We saw work-in-progress row boats and ferries. We also visited a few workshops, including one where the craftspeople were decorating wooden objects with shell and mother-of-pearl inlay. Beautiful stuff. Most workshops seem to sell similar items, and we picked up vibrantly colored bamboo... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Brilliant seeing the process from planning detail to fruition sadly now reserved mostly for large hotel foyers and such but magnificent motives based in local culture ,religion and history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Interesting to see the old crafts being carried on. The boatyard was interesting, but seems the art may die out with no young trainees coming along. Easy area to get around on a bike. The trip across on the ferry is a hoot!

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We booked the My Son Sanctuary Sunrise Tour and at the end of the tour we opted for the bus and ferryboat ride back to Hoi An. The boat stopped at Kim Bong Carpentry Village where the guide brought us to a number of shops to show how the local craftsmen work on fine pieces of wooden products, mostly sovenir... More

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No Fixed Abode
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Best hire a bicycle to go here and take a ride around afterwards. Loved the local ferry ride across the river although tourist prices differ greatly! The actual village is usually mobbed with tourists, and a bit of hassle to buy some souvenirs. However if you have a bike, just ride around the village and local countryside which is beautiful.

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Princeville, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Kim Bong Carpentry Village includes the very scenic boat yard where Vietnamese craftsmen can be seen building a repairing fishing boats. This is well worth visiting. Take the ferry from Hoi An for around $1.50 round trip. The ferry dock is just a few feet from the boat yard in Kim Bong.

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