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Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

Hoi An, Vietnam
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Type: Islands
Owner description: Cham islands are 15km from Cua Dai. There are seven islands altogether named according to their shape or characteristics. They are called Lao ( pear... more » Owner description: Cham islands are 15km from Cua Dai. There are seven islands altogether named according to their shape or characteristics. They are called Lao ( pear ), Dai ( long ), La ( leaf), Kho ( dry ),Tai ( ear ),Mo ( tomb ) and Nom ( East Wind ). They have good climate, cool the year round, trees and animals as well as marine life are plentiful here. On the island, there are precious bird nests while under the water, the coral is marvelous. There are also scenic spots around the island, such as Suoi Tinh ( Love stream), Suoi Ong ( Sir’s stream ), Hon Chong ( Piled up rocks ),Hang Ba ( The lady’s cave ). the island is also surrounded by very nice beaches with clean white sand and transparent, cool water. « less
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful beach but this place have no electricity at all. If you have childrent remember to bring suncream and umbrella.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Went on a speed boat trip for the day. Visited the markets first then the little museum and the pagoda. Lovely quaint village, very friendly and helpful. Then snorkelling, but not given enough time. Back to the beach for a lovely lunch of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Relax on on the beach and a beautiful swim in the pristine water. Speedboat... More

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

really enjoyed the tour to the island for approx $25 aus. Speed boat to the island, snorkelling(not that great), temple, fishing village, they even feed you lunch.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The island itself is clean and beautiful but the tour was disappointing. The best way to enjoy this island is to take local ferry (tàu chợ) departing around 7 a.m, then stay 1 night with the local (homestay) and drive bike around the island.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were lucky that our tour guide recognised that we were more interested in being active... we spent a couple of lovely hours with a local fisherman on his boat - and managed to communicate despite the lack of shared language. We swam and snorkelled from the boat which was refreshing although in terms of aquatic adventure Cham Island is... More

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Many domestic people, not good food, nice snorkeling. Many colorful fishes and corals. Not far from Hoi An.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The speed boat ride to the island was ok.. The island itself has little to offer. Our day trip included snorkelling.. But with life jackets and goggles only (no snorkels) it was impossible to see anything. The lunch was dreadful.. The worst meal we had in 3 weeks in Vietnam. The local wasps plagued us the whole time we were... More

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Moira, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took a tour over to Cham from Hoi An - tour organised by Hotel. The speedboat was exicting - very fast, open and bumpy - the kids loved it. We arrived on the island and were taken by our guide to a local temple and then we went to a beautiful beach were we snorkled prior to having dinner... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nothing good- the speed boat ride is too long, the village they make u stay an hour doesn't worth two min, the snorkeling is in a place nothing to see, the food is bad, the beach is dirty and crowded. What a waste of time and money...

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Ha Noi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Going on a day tour will cost you 25 US$ within about 6 hours (8am-2pm). You will be taken down to Bai Lang after 20' on a speed boat, and then exploring around at the "museum" which is far under standard of a museum, and the pirate temple and around the market place. All of this will waste over an... More

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