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Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Cam Kim commune, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This place needs a bit of TLC and sprucing up after the damage caused by the massive floods earlier this year that must have been devastating. Disappointed after our previous visit 2016

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Caught a boat over to this island not knowing what to expect. It was very quiet & hardly any tourists. Was able to watch carvers doing their work. Walked around the boat building yard. All very interesting & would visit again to spend more time...More

Thank JayCee554
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We cycle from Hoi An to Cam Kim Island by passing the bridge, we did not take a ferry. It's fun cycling around to see the life of the local and the country side. Boat making and woodworking and sculpture are done here, we saw...More

Thank Mama2010
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Recommend visiting this village by bike ( put our bikes on a small boat to cross). Sleepy place with carpentry and boat constructions, very interesting to watch ( boats are considered part of the family, so they all have eyes drawn on them). They all...More

Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Don’t bother. I was expecting craftsmen at work - saw two, but all very half hearted. The locals only wanted to sell you cheap carvings that are normally sold down the market.

Thank TravellingWilburys
Reviewed May 7, 2018

I stopped in here on a half day tour with Tommy Dao Tours with Mr Ken. We took a short boat tour & walked around the village watching the boat building, wood carving & the mother of pearl inlay being made. My guide was very...More

Thank Vikki J
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Seems to cater for the tourist souvenir market with lots of cheaper items displayed in numerous similar shops.

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Very close to the Old town, with a 10 minute boat ride to get there. It was a bit muddy (rainy January season) but a great adventure with lots of crafts and it was great to see the boat building with handmade wooden nails. Vietnamese...More

Thank Keentraveller18632
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Lots of quiet paths all over the island -ideal cycling. We picked up Banh Mis each first for our lunch and purchased cold drinks at one of the cafes in Kim Bong village.

1  Thank JoWaddingham
Reviewed February 9, 2018

We went by boat to Kim Bong Carpentry village. This was a very interesting place. Beautiful carvings and items the people make from wood. Also the boats they make, like in the old days. Also a good place to shop

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December 29, 2015|
Response from peterlynch459 |
Hello We came to this place . You can contact via email : camkimclb @gmail. com . They will tell you local tour : the welcome , hang around the village , local cuisine ... everything . Wish you are happy trip!
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