Coracle paddling among a nipa palm forest
Christine, a visitor from Australia, shared the remake, saying that: “I would highly recommend these Hoi An eco-tours to everyone travelling to Vietnam”.
The Bay Mau (Seventy thousand square meters) nipa palm forest is a unique ecological area with flooded forests and charming landscapes. The forested area has been reduced to 58 ha, but the nipa palm is still prevalent.
The forest is home to shrimp, fish and diverse avian life. Tourists can explore the wetland ecosystem in coracles, from which they can fish with nets or lines. The forest also provides raw materials to make craft products and build traditional houses.
Especially a large number of visitors are interested in the traditional house in Cam Thanh Village. “The house was built in 2011 with walls made of split bamboo panels and palm-leaf roof”, Sau Mot – the owner said, adding that the structures kept cool in summer, but warm in winter.
Join this tour, you will enjoy coracle paddling among a nipa palm forest and cycling on winding flat roads around the tranquil village. Along the way, you will stop to visit craft villages specializing in lanterns, silk goods, timber furniture and pottery.
Moreover, don’t forget to observe furniture production, and purchase souvenirs, interior decorations, and special foods in Cam Thanh village and take some nice photos.
The tour allows customers to feel free to visit any house and join in craft production with locals, travelling from place to place on bicycles, which are available for rent in Hoi An. Tourists can guide themselves using informational brochures and maps, which are provided for free in Hoi An.
The local government and people devised the eco-tours to preserve the environmental heritage of the region and raise local awareness of environmental stewardship, all while providing a stable income for the local community, according to the Deputy Head of Hoi An’s Trade and Tourism Office, Pham Thi Ngoc Dung.
Enjoy Hoi An Eco-toursThe Trade and Tourism Office also organizes training courses on foreign languages and cooking for locals to improve the quality of service, Dung said.She also said that the Hoi An green tours are expected to spread to other localities in the future, aiming to diversify Hoi An’s tourism and attract visitors.