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Hoi An to develop carpentry village

Update: March, 13/2015 - 09:00

The city will set up groups that provide tourism information, tourist guides, and eatery and homestay services, and showcase the work of carpenters for tourists. — Photo baotinnhanh

HOI AN (VNS) — The Hoi An City People's Committee has approved a plan to develop craft and tourism in Kim Bong carpentry village, which is famous for its skilled carpenters and beautiful carpentry products.

The city will set up groups that provide tourism information, tourist guides, and eatery and homestay services, and showcase the work of carpenters for tourists.

The city will also create new tours, including one that enables visitors to see Kim Bong artisans in action and allow homestay at the village.

Located in the downstream area of the Thu Bon River in Cam Kim Commune, Kim Bong's carpentry focuses on ancient architecture, wooden furniture, and shipbuilding.

It is considered a combination of the carpentry styles of the Cham, Chinese and Japanese.

Carpentry in the village began in the 15th century and developed in late 16th century before peaking in the 18th century, thanks to the growth of Hoi An Port.

In recent years the city People's Committee has developed infrastructure in the village, building the village gate, roads, a wharf and a product exhibition house to attract tourists. — VNS

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