Kim Bong Carpentry VillageYou can witness Vietnam’s beautiful and ancient side through its nurtured handiworks, one such being the Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. The carpentry village is owned by the Cam Kim Commune, a boat ride on the Thu Bon River away. Carpentry was a major occupation of the town folks and the Kim Bong Carpentry developed its niches in three categories namely – Civil wooden furniture, ship building and Ancient architectural construction. The carpenters still follow age old techniques inherited from their fore fathers. They mostly use their hands to give a new meaning to clay designs and architecture. However their techniques are as skilled as building ships and exporting them.
Additional Info: You can buy wooden Kim bong souvenirs from the shops and take a tour to various artisans’ workshops to observe their skills.
Location: Boat ride from old town and across the Thu Bon River
Best Time: Jan to Sept san the monsoon
Hours open: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm