Kim Bong Carpentry Village Introduction
Kim Bong carpentry village is located on the right bank of the Thu Bon River which flows through Hoi An before pouring into the sea. It belongs to Cam Kim commune – Hoi An – Quang Nam. This is one of the famous craft villages of Hoi An that has recorded many outstanding works of art and cultural values remaining today, attracting domestic and international tourists to visit.
How to get to Kim Bong Village Hoi An?
The Kim Bong Carpentry village is located opposite the old town of Hoi An, so it only takes about 10 minutes for you to reach here. Traveling by boat from the old town wharf to the south, the Bach Dang street section along the river and Hoi An – Cam Kim boat route. When the boat has reached the station, you will take a short walk to see a glimpse of Kim Bong village in front of your eyes.
If not, you can ride a bicycle or motorbike across the 620m-long Cam Kim Bridge spanning Thu Bon River. After that, go more than 3km, following that bridge to reach Kim Bong carpentry village.
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What to see at Kim Bong Village?
The village of Kim Bong began focusing on carpentry in the 16th century. Therefore, it is famous for its many household products, boats, and temples. Not only that, but this place is also the destination of many domestic traders and other countries. Visitors come to this rustic village often hear the tinkles of chisels. This is what becomes part of the lives of the people here.
You can visit the carpentry workshop with countless unique artifacts such as an incense burner carved with 1000 dragons with bamboo trees or the image of Hoi An Japanese Bridge cast by the skillful hands of Kim Bong people. That cannot be mixed with any other traditional craft villages.
Hoi An has a unique architectural beauty and is the inspiration for the people of Kim Bong carpentry village in the past. From familiar images, close to human life such as a buffalo, a farmer, a bamboo tree, a boat, or other objects used in daily activities. All are carved by simple floral patterns, bold cultural characteristics of Hoi An people.
Take a tour around Kim Bong village, you will also recognize the West of the village specializing in handicrafts. And the East is for building ships. Most of the boats that dock at Hoi An are made by the talented hands of the boat builder with skillful and extremely delicate carvings.
In Kim Bong carpentry village, regardless of age, each person is in charge of a different stage for producing a finished product. Workers diligently make woodwork day and night, all for the love of the job and strong passion of the people of Hoi An. In addition, visitors can visit the carpentry workshops to directly learn how to make a finished product. You can experience the moment of trying to be a “carpenter” is also a great idea!
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