Kim Bong Carpentry Village (formerly known as Kim Bong Chau, now a large part of Cam Kim commune, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province), where a famous handicraft named Kim Bong carpentry was established. It is located in the lower right bank Thu Bon river flows through Hoi An before emptying into the sea.
From the village looking across the river is the ancient town of Hoi An. This is a convenient location not only not far from the urban centre, but also easy in transporting materials by waterway to develop industries.
How Kim Bong Carpentry is unique?
Carpentry of the Village originated from the North. Through the exchange process, Kim Bong carpenters have acquired some quintessence of Chiem Thanh, Chinese, Japanese sculptural traditions etc combined with their skillful. The product is full of art and philosophy. The village is very famous for its carpentry because most of the ancient architecture of Hoi An ancient town is built by the talented hands of their ancestors.
Top things to do in Kim Bong village
You can visit the carpentry workshop with countless unique artefacts such as: The clove carved 1,000 dragons made of bamboos or the image of Hoi An Bridge Pagoda cast by skillful hands of Kim Bong people. It’s so hard to be mixed with any other traditional villages.
Hoi An has a unique architectural beauty, which is the inspiration of the ancient Moc Kim Bong villagers. From familiar images, close to human life such as: buffaloes, farmers, bamboo trees, boats or other household appliances. All are carved by simple patterns, floral motifs, the cultural richness of Hoi An people.
Going around Moc Kim Bong village, visitors will also see the west of the village specializing in fine arts. And the East built ships. Most of the boats coming to Hoi An dock area due to the talented hands of shipbuilders with sculpted and extremely delicate carvings.
It is worth a visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village
Besides, visitors can visit carpentry workshops to directly learn how to make a finished product. You can also experience the “carpenter” moment is also a great idea!
Visitors can visit the souvenir stalls of the people here close to each other with many products made from wood from the village itself.
Especially, coming to Kim Bong Carpentry Village, visitors also have the opportunity to stroll through a small poetic riverside fishing village right next to the carpentry village. As a small fishing village and isolated from the rest of Hoi An, little is known, but the scenery here is amazing.
You can try the feeling of sitting on a bamboo pier on a cool breeze and watching the old town from afar with the ferries to the Kim Bong Carpentry Village.
How to go there?
Kim Bong Carpentry Village is located opposite Hoi An ancient town, so it only takes about 10 minutes for you to get here. Move by boat from the old town wharf to the south, the Bach Dang road along the river and then go to Hoi An – Cam Kim ferry. And then, you will take a short walk and see Moc Kim Bong village.
Or you can bike or motorbike through the Cam Kim Bridge longer than 620m north across the Thu Bon River. You go more than 3 km, follow that bridge to the Kim Bong carpentry village
When is the best time to go there?
The best time to visit Hoi An or Kim Bong Carpentry village is from February to April, the weather is almost no rain at this time and quite pleasant
The weather in Hoi An has two distinct seasons each year, the rainy season Southwest from August to December and the dry season from January to July every year. Sometimes depending on the weather each year there may be cold spells but not too cold and last long.
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What to eat?
To Hoi An just go to the old town with a few small roads only. You will find a multitude of specialities worth a try here. Such as: Phuong Bread, Hoian Chicken Rice, Cao Lau, Hoanh Thanh, Tao Pho, Pancake,sweet soup,…
Wish you have a Hoi trip to Kim Bong Carpentry Village so much fun! If you have the opportunity to come to Hoi An.
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