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“Great diversion for the kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Kim Bong Carpentry Village
C_m Kim commune, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #18 of 81 things to do in Hoi An
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Singapore, Singapore
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“Great diversion for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We love Hoi An - the beach, the markets, the food but we were looking for a different diversion. The boat trip down to the Carpentry Village and then the casual saunter around the various manufacturers was a great experience. The kids enjoyed the wander and the places were a great place for photographs. Enjoyable.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A working concern”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Very interesting to talk with the artisans with our guide's help.
Everything from boats to furniture!

Visited November 2012
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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“Old world methods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great way to see how boats are built using traditional methods (with the help of a few modern tools) Even the electric band saw they use to make boards out of the logs was really interesting to see. Get a good sense of the old world methods of making boats and Hoi An Free Tours takes you there to explain everything.

Visited April 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“An island with no cars, but full of trades people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It was great to watch the workers in action and then given the chance to try carving yourself. The locals are very helpful

Visited March 2013
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Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
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“Quality work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We came by boat after visiting Thanh Ha pottery village.We went to two places here, the first was where the original carpenter had won National prizes for his carpentry pieces which were quite exquisite. Lots of touristy items for sale. The second was where they made mother of pearl inlaid items. It was very interesting to see how it is done. Very painstaking work.
Not a 'must see' place but it is another thing to do in Hoi An.

Visited March 2013
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