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Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Cam Kim commune, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #19 of 36 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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Eaglescliffe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While the visit was interesting I wouldn't make a special visit to the village. There are a number of workshops producing carvings but they are all very similar

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It's located on an island, so we took a boat to Kim Bong Village. It costed 15 usd for private boat. Boat trip was great as we could see local life of the town along the river. The Thu Bon river is clean and peaceful, offering us great relaxing moments. The quiet and peaceful village offers us chance to see... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went to this village with a guide from Get your Guide it was a great experience going with someone who knows where they are going. We rode pushbikes to the ferry and went across to the village then visited a wood shop with the most amazing stuff all mostly hand crafted then we went to a ladies house and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A visit to Kim Bong Carpentry Village by boat was one of the highlights of our holiday. If you are interested in woodworking then make sure you visit this place. This is local artists and carpenters at work producing the most beautiful work in the way they have done for many generations. In the 1990's Unesco gave them $4,000 to... More

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port macquarie
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61 helpful votes 61 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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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