4 Hoi an Villages in Countryside You Should Try

If you want to escape from busy life, the countryside is always what you shouldn’t miss when you travel to Vietnam. The peaceful countryside in Vietnam is always the unforgettable thing in tourists’ eyes. Therefore, if you consider Hoi An as one of your destinations, you should spend time visiting Hoi An villages including Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Cam Thanh Coconut Village, Tra Que Village, and Kim Bong Village. In addition to enjoying the peaceful and fresh atmosphere, you also can have amazing experiences with their traditional jobs.

Thanh Ha Pottery Village – One of the famous Hoi An villages

Pottery is not just a traditional craft in Vietnam, but also an important mean of livelihood. The Thanh Ha Pottery Village is very famous for this type of art in Hoi An villages.  It is located 3km away from the center of Hoi An so it is very convenient for the tourists. The craftsman in this 500-year-old village has been making a lot of masterpieces. In the past, the emperors in Nguyen Dynasty invited the craftsman to decorate the palaces and make instruments.

Through visiting this village, you will have a chance to explore traditional potteries making by local people. Also, you can make pottery by yourself and bring it home as a souvenir so that will be a fantastic experience for you.

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Cam Thanh Coconut village

Cam Thanh Coconut Village is famous for the beautiful and piece coco palm forest. Therefore, it is considered as one of the ecological villages in Viet Nam. Once come there, visitors are always impressed by the beauty of nature.

In this village, you have chance to explore the wetland ecosystem and learn about the daily life of Vietnamese fishermen. Especially, you will know how to ride a basket boat which is one of the special transportation in this village.  Is there anything better than the feeling of rowing basket boat through water coco palm forest and enjoying the beauty of nature? That will definitely be an amazing experience ever.

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Tra Que Village – the peaceful Hoi An village

Located 3km away from the center of Hoi An, Tra Que is well-known as the only freshest and cleanest vegetable support for Hoi An local foods. For example, farmers grow vegetables with organic farming techniques. If you fall in love with Hoi An local food, you should visit this village to understand why those dishes are so good.

With a short visit to Tra Que, visitors can see how farmers grow vegetables and also take part in watering and growing them. The beauty of the beds of vegetable and tiny flowers is always attractive to tourists. In addition, they also can enjoy coffee which is considered to be the most delicious coffee all over the world. Tra Que village is really special in top 4 Hoi An villages.

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Kim Bong Carpentry Village

The last destination in Hoi An villages tour is Kim Bong carpentry village and there is a very special activity is waiting for you. This village is originated in the north of Viet Nam since the 16th century. It is famous for carpentry and artisans working on furniture and houses across the country.

With a short visit to Kim Bong Carpentry Village, you will have a chance to discover how the beautiful carpentry and the talents of the artisans. Also, you can make crushed rice cracker (Bánh đập) which is one of the best dishes in Hoi An and after that, of course, you can enjoy what you have done. That will be a wonderful experience for you.


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Let’s look at the table below for more information.

Hoi An villagesHow to get thereThings to do
Thanh Ha Pottery village
  • 10 mins by motorbike
  • 8 mins by car
  • Buy pottery products
  • Make own pottery products
Cam Thanh coconut village
  • 12 mins by motorbike
  • 13 mins by car
  • Try bamboo boat
Tra Que village
  • 10 mins by  motorbike
  •  8 mins by car
  • Walk around the village
  • Know more about Hoi An cuisine
  • Enjoy Coffee
Kim Bong Carpentry village
  • 8 mins by motorbike
  •  10 mins by ferry
  • 36 mins by car (Car cannot pass a bridge there)
  • Buy carpentry products
  • Make crushed rice cracker

Note: The time in this table is counted according to the distance. However, in fact, travelling by car is difficult there because the roads are narrow and rough so it can take more time than time theory.

We highly recommend you to visit this chain of traditional activities in Hoi An Villages because there are a lot of tours for people who love exploring these villages.  Therefore, if you want to have an unforgettable memory with our team, let’s check our Hoi An Countryside Tour.

In conclusion, in addition to Hoi An ancient town, the countryside is an amazing destination for tourists. For example, the beauty and peacefulness will melt your heart. Thus, visiting those villages and it will make your Viet Nam travelling completed. In case, you are fond of other cities in Vietnam, take a look through I Love Vietnam Tour here to get more useful information.


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January 16, 2018
We are interested in this tour but I don’t see any pricing????
January 17, 2018

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