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Kim Bong Carpentry Village

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Address: Cam Kim commune, Hoi An, Vietnam
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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's a nice little village. There's a few things to see such as boatbuilding and traditional carpentry. I went with hoi an free bicycle tours which were great and they support the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went as a side trip tour visit to My Son. For usd $3 it was fine but not worth a separate trip. Was interesting to see the locals at work and to understand how high flooding can get.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A really interesting place to see carpentry and fine details of many vietnamese souvenirs made. Take the boat over from the city of Hoi An. It should cost 20,000VND. If you get told more than that you will be done over. A lovely place to walk around to see boats being made, lacquer onto wood, and other things. Opportunities to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's a nice little village. There's a few things to see such as boatbuilding and traditional carpentry. I went with hoi an free bicycle tours which were great and they support the village with donations. If you'd rather do it yourself though it I pretty easy. Get a bike and go to the river by the old town market. Catch... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This small boat-building community is set in a quiet backwater of Hoi An adjacent to the river, but it is well worth a visit to see the craftsmen skilfully creating intricate wooden sculptures of exceptional beauty and quality.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after a morning at the My Son ruins. Wish I would've spent more time here, we were kinda rushed through. Very Interesting to see the traditional boat building and carpentry that goes on here. You can see many of the tourist items that are sold in Hoi An are made here. You'll get a better deal on... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Interesting to watch the people making nice ornaments, etc from huge pieces of wood. You can buy lots of Souvenirs at this shop. But most of it is cheaper in the city.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This village is filled with boat restorers and wood carvers who make the most amazing statues. There is no formal tour but you can wonder round the village watching the sculptors chiselling away the logs. We bought a couple of items and found it cheaper than Hoi An, If you love crafts then the village is worth a visit,

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was a side visit on one of our day tours. It was interesting, but not a must-visit. Still quite amazing that this is still how these locals live and work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went there by boat. Good to see boats being made etc... Note your carved Vietmanese figures are much cheaper here than if you buy them in town or at hotels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I visited this place via boat after My Son tour. It was quite small if you just followed them to get around factory and souvernir shop. Next day i joined the Kim bong tour with students. We were Riding around 7-8 km to visit rice paper making house, sleeping mat making house, temple, say Hello with kids. The rice fields... More 

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