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Kim Bong Carpentry Village

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Address: Cam Kim commune, Hoi An, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 90 579 48 11
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Skilled woodcarvers

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 

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America, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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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 

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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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 

Singapore, Singapore
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35 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The boat ride to get there was nice. The village itself was ok. The boat building was interesting. The shops, however, mostly offer items not actually made by locals (which is odd).

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Cẩm Kim C, Manager at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madame! Thank you for visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' reviews before booking their own visits. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve. we hope to see you again soon. Thanks and Best regards again. Kim Bong... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It was interesting to see a few carpenters at work, some inlaying shell into furniture, other building ships. It is a very small village and you can get through it very quickly

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Cẩm Kim C, Manager at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madame! Thank you for visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' reviews before booking their own visits. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve. we hope to see you again soon. Thanks and Best regards again. Kim Bong... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Can walk around this village. Get the regular ferry. Locals pay 4000VND for a one way trip but a fair tourist price is 10000 each. The walk to the "eco farm" is only 15-20 mins so don't need transport. The route is past the carpentry shops, local market, homes and school, then the Eco-farm area and farmlands beyond. A lovely... More 

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CamKim H, Manager at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madame! Thank you for visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' reviews before booking their own visits. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve. we hope to see you again soon. Thanks and Best regards again. Kim Bong... More 

Vietnam
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Very nice and interesting village on the little island. Perfect as part of the free tour. Really interesting to see how the boats are made and how the craftsmanship still lives on

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CamKim H, Manager at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madame! Thank you for visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' reviews before booking their own visits. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve. we hope to see you again soon. Thanks and Best regards again. Kim Bong... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

How an item is created always intrigues me. It was an eye opener for me to visit this small island where young and old men worked individually or collectively to produce fine pieces of art. I'd seen many wooden furniture since I was a little girl and always wondered if they were carved by machines or hand. I was in... More 

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Penguin, Tasmania
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127 reviews 127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I came to this village as part of a wonderful tour offered by Simply Vietnam Tours. It was a private tour which meant I had constant support to negotiate rough or slippery terrain and getting on and off the boat. The boat trip from Hoi An was beautiful. It was so lovely to see the town from the water. The... More 

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CamKim H, Manager at Kim Bong Carpentry Village, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madame! Thank you for visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' reviews before booking their own visits. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve. we hope to see you again soon. Thanks and Best regards again. Kim Bong... More 

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