Kim Bong village showcases craft items and the painstaking process through which they are created, using special tools and techniques passed down since the 15th century, when Hoi An flourished as a major sea port. The craftsmen here made a vital contribution to the recent restoration of the Hoi An’s and Hue’s historic buildings. Moreover, you will have the possibility to visit the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques.
Our tour guide will pick you up at the Bach Dang port for a 15 minutes boarding on the Thu Bon River to Kim Bong Village. The tour will start with an introduction walk during which the guide will explain the story of Kim Bong Village. Throughout the walk you will have the possibility to admire the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. You will also make a stop in the carpentry workshop, where carpenters create hand crafted furniture and sculptures, as well as a range of souvenirs. Afterwards you will hop on your bicycle for a 1.30 to 2 hours tour within inner and outer Kim Bong, where you will explore today’s sprawling and peaceful rural village life and contemplate several temples, old houses and the famous Kim Buu pagoda, mats weaving & coracle boats, old bamboo bridge. During the trail, you will enjoy refreshments at villagers’ homes and enjoy the local snacks. You will have lunch at a local villager’s home.
Trip price: please enquire for availabilities & the most updated price
– English or French speaking guides. Other languages are available upon request.
– Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
– Boat trip, bicycle.
– Personal expenses.