Kim Bong Carpentry Village
Kim Bong Carpentry Village is a 500-year old village and a popular attraction at Hoi An that’s home to artisans who have been making prominent buildings all around Hoi An, Hanoi, and Hue since the 16th century.
For many years, Kim Bong artisans have upheld the reputation of making the finest furniture, architectural structures, and ships with their unique carpentry style influenced by Chinese, Japanese, and Cham design. Today, Kim Bong Carpentry Village is a place where tourists can see how artisans make impressive statues, wood carvings, religious relics, and elaborately designed wooden doors. The village is also full of souvenir shops selling coasters and knick-knacks for a few dollars, and religious statues that cost around one thousand dollars.
Kim Bong Carpentry Village is located at Cam Kim commune, Hoi An, Vietnam.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 8:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- Fly from Hanoi, or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang, Vietnam.
- From the airport, hire a private car to Hoi An.
- At Hoi An, board a boat to Kim Bong Carpentry Village.
- Solo travelers
- Groups of friends
- Art enthusiasts
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Visit before 9:00 and leave before 12:00.
If you avail of the Guided Cycle Tour around Kim Bong Carpentry Village, lunch is already provided. However, if you are visiting DIY, you can dine in the restaurants in the town centre. Options include Bep 1919, The Cargo Club, Chez Marcel, Morning Glory Restaurant, Mango Rooms, Hoi An Deli and Restaurant, Nha Hang Casa Italia, and Hoi An Patisserie.
- Terracotta Park
- Hoi An River
- Hoi An Night Market
- Phu Hung House
- Hoi An Old Town
- Museum of Trade Ceramics
- Gam Museum
Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel, Thien Thanh Boutique Hotel, Hoi An Lilac Hotel, and Nhi Nhi Hotel, Thien Nga Hotel, and Huy Hoang River Hotel are some of the hotels offering accommodations in the town centre. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 150.