|Stilt house: Tourists get a free rest-stop at Sinh’s stop-over space in Triêm Tây village. — VNS Photo Vũ Đức Sinh |Viet Nam News
HỘI AN — Triêm Tây Village, a favourite eco-tour site at the end of the Thu Bồn River opposite Hội An city, has introduced a new rest stop for tourists.
Villager Vũ Đức Sinh, a member of the village’s community-based eco-tourism co-operative, said the rest space is located in a stilt house with a thatched roof, a garden and tea tables, and essential tourism books and leaflets on destinations in the village.
Sinh said all tourists can come there to get information, tea, and a rest.
Two years ago, the village opened a reception pavilion on the river bank to host visitors crossing the river by boat from Hội An city.
In 2015, Hội An city inaugurated the Cẩm Kim bridge to connect the ancient town and eco-tour sites from the other side of the river.
Triêm Tây Village is one of several eco-tour villages in the area, along with the Kim Bồng carpentry village, Bàn Thạch net weaving village, and the fishing villages of Duy Hải and Duy Vinh. They are open to for pedestrian and bicycle tourists on the other side of Thu Bồn River.
Triêm Tây villagers decorated the main road with green fences of tea and colourful flowers instead of concrete walls when they launched the eco-tourism service in 2014.
Visitors can explore farming, net fishing, rafting and bamboo boat paddling, as well as experiencing a rural lifestyle at a home-stay.
The village received technical support from the ILO and UNESCO in helping villagers develop tourism in a sustainable way. — VNS