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

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
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Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“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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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“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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15 attraction reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“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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