Cam Thanh village
5km from Hoi An’s Old Town, Cam Thanh Village is a village of 30ha nipa palm forest. Once a local shelter for people in war times, the village now is a favorite destination for Hoi An's visitors. Its state of agriculture, fishing and making handicrafts provides plenty opportunities to see Vietnam in an authentic way.
The village of water coconuts
Cam Thanh Village has been planting nipa palms to protect itself from the floods of Thu Bon River, as well as storms in moonsoon seasons. The forest shelters the whole village, provides ingredient for handicraft making and helps creat a stable income for the villagers. The nipa palm forest is full of bird, fishes, etc. and hence, Cam Thanh Village became one of the sources for fresh seafood, vegetable, and rice for the whole Hoi An.
Where to try to be a Vietnamese farmer
Now, along with Hoi An is the most favorite destination for tourist, Cam Thanh is getting more famous as an extra, eco-tourism option along lantern villages, silk goods, timber furniture and pottery of the quaint town Hoi An. Visitors can pedal along 5km of winding flat roads around the tranquil village, and get awat from the major tourism hub of Hoi An. Under the shades of nipa palms, visitors can explore the wetland ecological system in coracles, the ever traditional means of moving around or natives, crafted of woven bamboo. Joinning some hand-on activities such as farming or fishing will make such an interesting day for visitors.