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“Captain Tin (Banana Leaf rest) Bach Dan, took us on his trusty vessel” 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 #17 of 32 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Tully, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Captain Tin (Banana Leaf rest) Bach Dan, took us on his trusty vessel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

for around $5 per hour we went on a river boat for 2 hours around Cam Nam island (just the 2 of us) Tien was very informative. took us to a wood craft place set up by UNESCO no forced sell here just nice artisan people.

Visited May 2013
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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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