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    Overview:

    Kim Bong Carpentry (“Làng mộc Kim Bồng”) was formed in the 15th century as people from Northern Delta, Thanh Hoa – Nghe An area moving to Cam Kim (“Cẩm Kim”) to settle and establish business. As well as the prosperous development of Nghe An Town, Kim Bong Carpentry had also grown up strongly. By the 18th century, the business was flourishing with three main groups: carpentry for urbanism construction, for households and for shipbuilding.

    Most of delicate and beautiful wood carvings in the Hoi An was made by skillful and talented hands of Kim Bong craftsmen. Their reputation was even spreading to Hue Royal City. Kim Bong people were proud of the honor to contribute their talent to construct and restore many buildings under the Nguyen dynasty. 

    Due to historical circumstances, war, the carpentry in Kim Bong had gone down for a long period and at risk of being lost. Luckily, thanks to the efforts of the government and a few old dedicating artisans, Kim Bong carpentry has been “woken up” in recent years.  

    From Hoi An Ancient Town, the Village is only accessible by boat. Nowadays, Kim Bong is still specializing in carpentry for household building and shipbuilding. Together with the development of tourism, part of the Village has turned to fine arts carpentry. 

    Directions:

    * Address: Cam Kim Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.

    Contact:

    * Website: N/A

    * Tel: N/A

    Opening time:

    From Mon to Sun (Including Holidays and Lunar New Year Days)

    Opening hours:

    +   08:00 AM – 17:00 PM

    Length of visit: 30 – 45 minutes

    Costs:

    Entrance Fee: Free

    Transportation (By boat): 20,000 VND/person/round trip.

    Tips:

    - Not a must but a nice nearby place to visit after Hoi An Ancient Town if you are not on a tight schedule.

    - Kim Bong Village is only accessible by boat. The port is in Bach Dang Street with two service options for visitors: boats for local (cheaper) and boats for tourists (more professional service). If you plan to combine some tourist stops in your trip, tour boats are recommended because the route of local boats is only stop at Kim Bong Port.

    - There are not many hotels or motels in the area so it would be better to stay back at Hoi An instead with more and better choices.

    - Should not visit in the evening because carpenters have a rest after a working day.

    - Biking is the best way to enjoy peaceful countryside landscape here.

    - Consider on how you can bring back artworks you bought here to your country – if any (Customs regulations).

    Nearby Tourists Stops:

    * Hoi An Ancient Town: about 1 km away - 10 minutes by the boat.  

    * Thanh Ha Pottery Village: about 20,5 km away - 33 minutes driving by car.