Cam Thanh Village is now an urban ward of Hoi An city. It is getting famous to be a new sightseeing and ecotourism village for all travelers who want to discover the rest part of Hoi An by bicycle. There are many nice traditional houses for visiting, travelers have a chance to join these activities under guideline of local people
Why Cam Thanh water coconut village is special ?
Cam Thanh coconut forest referred to as Bay Mau has been rising for 200 years. The number of coconut, which was brought by southwestern immigrants, completely match the favorable soil and water conditions of the central area. From just a few hectares, the coconut bushes have naturally grown right into a forest with a complete space of over 100 hectares.
From generations to generations, the coconut forest is the home to numerous aquatic species. It has protected Cam Thanh villagers from waves from the sea and safeguarded the world biosphere reserve Cham Islands.
Those who visit Cam Thanh for the first time, the impression is hard to fade most certainly the forest of hundreds of hectares of coconut. It stretches near Cua Dai and give an impression as Mekong Delta in South Vietnam. The only difference between them is perhaps the means of transport used. In the Mekong delta people travel on wooden boats, while visitors use basket boats (Thung chai) to go to the coconut forest in Bay Mau forest. It is exciting while sitting in a basket boat weaving under coconut trees. You will also see the beautiful scenery of a rural water region makes visitors feel interesting this place.
What is more interesting while sailing to enjoy the fresh nature? You can have fish swimming, above the ropes, nesting birds. Some people like to walk in small
way to feel fresh air or visit the village traditional coconut.
Cam Thanh village was the shelter for local people and soldiers and nowadays this place is famous for providing the most seafood products for this area. The forested area has been reduced to 58 ha, but the nipa palm is still prevalent. Coming Cam Thanh village, you will have a chance to learn some traditional fishing techniques and how to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war.
What to explore at Cam Thanh water coconut village?
Tourists have chance to explore the wetland ecosystem in coracles and learn about the daily life of Vietnamese fishermen, their families and their community. Join local fisherman on the river and enjoy hands-on experience of round net or cast net.
When you reach Cam Thanh village already, you should try the have a buffalo riding around the village to see the beautiful of this peaceful one.
Be a local farmer
Let make an interesting experience at this village by being a local farmer. You can step your foot into the field, be a local farmer and grow rice, catch fish on field. It will be a memorial time while you visit Cam Thanh village.
It can be said that for all visitors, especially foreign tourists, it is very interesting to have a chance to visit Cam Thanh eco village, to do farming, pick vegetables, catch fish, plow and even ride buffalo in the field.
Although you have a short time, you can combine all these activities in one day to discover this village
Cam Thanh village now is also popular for a homestay one. So don’t surprise when you see many villa, guesthouse, homestay, etc as the family host in the village. It helps tourist discover and stay with local people in this ecological as new experience.
Especially, tourists will know how to ride a basket boat. Rowing basket boat through these small and beautiful channel, guest come to inside of the water coco palm forest, see these coconut tree growing together and get some water coconut fruit.
In Cam Thanh, there are plenty of restaurants offering cooking class. They combine between eco trip and cooking tour. Tourists will have more interesting day and save time here.
How to get to Cam Thanh water coconut village?
It's about 7km from Ancient town to Cam Thanh. You can ride bicycle or take taxi