Kim Bong Carpentry Village
Kim Bong Carpentry Village
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Kim Bong carpentry village is a bright spot for tourists who prefer just to relax away from the noisy town that 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, and Hoi An ancient boats are. Feel passing through the village streets, and see photos of farmers herding the rice fields. Combining ancient city suburbs stay and drink coffee with the locals. Experience professional Quang noodles and enjoy them. The grilled fish as you enjoy delicious specialties in Central Vietnam. Remember to spend time gardening morning or experience fishing on the river.
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1-2 hours
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jo
Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Came here on a guided tour so the tour guide explained about Hoi an culture in connection with wood carving- be it boats, statues, wooden furniture which symbolizes status symbol at home, and also the hyunh ri family. Didn’t get to see the wood workers working as was nearing Tet holiday. But it nonetheless interesting if you have a knowledgeable guide with you who can explain a lot about history and culture!
Written January 27, 2023
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,163 contributions
Nov 2019
I visited here while on a half-day boat ride on the Thu Bon River. We stopped at a boat yard and saw ship-building that was quite interesting because of the craft involved and the approaches they were using to construct the boats. We also saw young men learning to carve and stopped at a place where many wooden arts and crafts were made and also available for purchase. It was an interesting stop and I enjoyed it. I showed me a side of life in the area that I had not seen previously.
Written February 5, 2020
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Miguel R
53 contributions
Dec 2014 • Solo
This ancient woodworking heritage of this village was reportedly started by 4 soldiers (I don't remember from what clan) who were assigned to guard the area. Apparently one or more of them had some carpentry skills and managed to teach the locals how to carve. And the villagers picked it up from there. The soliders were probably reassigned somewhere else eventually but the villagers happily took on their new craft to a different level. At first, they concentrated on building/repairing boats (as the river surrounds them) but over time they took on more elaborate/decorative woodworking skills. These included the creation of carved doors, doorways, altars for worship, tables, etc. Fast-forward to more modern times: the village continues doing what it did in the ancient times, i.e. boat building/repair and creating altars, etc. but now they also make tourist artifacts which provides the bulk of their income. The short boat ride from the Hoi-An dock near the market costs about 100,000 dong for a return trip. During the monsoon months, do bring a raincoat as there are the occasional showers and some gusty winds. The "village" is actually very small so it will not take that much time to cover unless you are doing some serious shopping. There are no tour guides here (as far as I know) so just observe their incredible skills quietly. The artistry makes from good photos..
Written December 16, 2014
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Steve S
Bognor Regis, UK753 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
we use push bike to get here go over the bridge that only bikes and mopeds can use and turn left , you will see the boat builders on the left , thats it
good for wooden gifts and cheaper than the market and shops
Written March 3, 2016
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discoverytrip2015
America, The Netherlands35 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
This is the place where you can really see the local people tend to their working using traditional and distinctive.
Written January 29, 2015
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Dear Sir/Madam Thanks and Happy New Year - Year of Goat 2015! Kim Bong Carpentry Village
Written February 3, 2015
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Rob H
Yarraville, Australia41 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
Can walk around this village. Get the regular ferry. Locals pay 4000VND for a one way trip but a fair tourist price is 10000 each. The walk to the "eco farm" is only 15-20 mins so don't need transport. The route is past the carpentry shops, local market, homes and school, then the Eco-farm area and farmlands beyond. A lovely cross section of village life, buffalo ploughing fields, none of the dogs bite.
Written January 7, 2015
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Dear Sir/Madame! Thank you for visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' reviews before booking their own visits. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve. we hope to see you again soon. Thanks and Best regards again. Kim Bong Carpentry Village Team
Written February 26, 2015
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Jennifer H
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1 contribution
Oct 2014 • Couples
great job! they are so eager to do nice souvenir woods. carpenters are very friendly and show us lots of nice and cute arts. not waste time to come here!
Written November 4, 2014
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Kieran S
Hunchy, Australia145 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
I purchased a couple of tables from Kim Bong Carpentry last year when I travelled to Hoi An and had them and a few other items sent back to Australia by sea freight.
I absolutely love their work and in no way am I having a go at this business. Be very aware that Australian customs will require additional fumigation to be carried out before releasing your goods along with many additional costs by the receiving logistics company at your nearest capital city nad sometimes additional inspection costs. I was also offered a invoice two invoices of differing values to reduce the amount of GST to be applied to the goods when they arrived. Be aware that you will need to show how you paid for these goods to prove the price on the invoice is the same as what your invoice states. So the end result was the price at this end really did increase the overall costs of the goods I sent back. But at the end of the day I absotutely love the handcrafted tables I uses every day I am at home in Australia.
Written September 24, 2014
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Hi, Thank you for visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' reviews before booking their own visits. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve. we hope to see you again soon. Thanks and Best regards again. Kim Bong Carpentry Village Team
Written February 26, 2015
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kimmyTailor9
7 contributions
Jul 2016 • Business
Great Village. Mr Hung follow our group. More and more destination... boats, woods, handicraff, noodle, mat... rice fiels, templet, bamboo bridge...
7UP KIM BONG VILLAGE!!!
Written July 3, 2016
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Tran Bao An
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam70 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
The carpentry village of Kim Bong belongs to the Cam Kim commune, just on the other side of Hoi An river. Take a boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit Thanh Ha & Kim Bong handicraft Villages. It is very convenient for tourists to visit and collect souvenirs. With the reputation of Kim Bong carpentry, there were many carpenters organized by the King of the Nguyen dynasty in order to build Hue capital. Among them were awarded the nine and eight grades of mandarin positions, chief wooden statue positions etc.
Formed in the 15 th century by Vietnameses from the Northern Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces after they settled in Cam Kim- Hoi An. In the late 16 th and early 17 th centuries, Kim Bong carpentry developed vigorously and the occupational village was established with three groups: Ancient architectural construction, civil wooden furniture and shipbuilding.
It was famous for earthenware that sold in many provinces in Central Vietnam. Their work on the head of columns, rafters, pillars, altars, tables, chairs and beds are incredible and masterpieces that anyone would admire and give praise to when they see it. Most of the architectural projects in Hoi An ancient town were constructed by the village natives from the heyday of Hoian as a commercial port. They were built by skillful carpenters and still valuable today.

The technique of Kim Bong carpenters is exceptional. The Kim Bong carpenters still keep their traditional alive. Carpentry Thanh Ha pottery villagers are doing the same work in the same way that their forefathers did in the past. In their clever and skillful hands, clay turn to pretty flower vases, tea pots, piggy banks, wine bottles, water jars, kettles, cooking pots or lovely birds, turtles, buffaloes, cats, ducks, etc. They also made and provided bricks, roof and floor bricks for old building in Hoian and the surrounding areas as well as overseas markets. Besides that, Kim Bong carpenters had built big trade ships helping to exchange easily transport goods everywhere.

Moreover you will have the possibility to visit the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. Nowadays many old buildings in Hoian need repairing and restoring and Thanh Ha villagers are the only trusted contractors that can provide standardized bricks, roof and floor bricks exactly like those during the time when Hoian port town prospered.

Many of them turn to make fishing boats for fishermen all over Central Vietnam. Many are eager to repair and restore old building in town or made wooden statues, wood carved articles and traditional furniture to be sold and exported. The workshops today make hand crafted furniture and sculptures as well as a range of tempting souvenirs, some of which are exported a field as Europe and North America
Written March 25, 2015
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