In Hoi An, the Bay Mau coconut forest is a well-known ecotourism destination. Coming here, you will observe the basket boat dance, basket boat races, and enjoy some local delicacies while floating through a calm, tranquil water coconut jungle with Hoi An Basket Boat.
- 1 WHAT IS BASKET BOAT VIETNAM?
- 2 CAM THANH 7 HECTARE (7 MAU) COCONUT FOREST
- 3 HOI AN BAMBOO BASKET BOAT TOUR
- 4 HOW TO BOOK HOI AN ROUND BOAT TOUR?
WHAT IS BASKET BOAT VIETNAM?
The question of when did Vietnamese people use basket boat remains unknown. According to the most elderly local people, basket boat was initially created and utilized in the 19th century under French colonists when they tried to impose taxes at that time on the goods, including fishing boats. So, in order to avoid paying the tax fee, Vietnamese fishermen invented a smaller boat or a basket boat so that they could not pay taxes anymore.
Vietnam Basket Boat Handicraft
Baskets boat handicraft is used in Vietnam for catching seafood close to the coast, including squid fishing, pulling nets, and participation in festivals and annual fishing competitions. Basket boat craft village offers the goods for other domestic markets in coastal regions in addition to supplying the province’s fishermen.
The craft of basket weaving in Vietnam is extremely challenging and demands the craftsman to be skilled, unique, and thorough. A professional craftsman’s experience and quantitative abilities are necessary for the knitting process.
The main material for making baskets is bamboo. Choosing bamboo is a skill of the craftsman, the bamboo to make the basket boat must be straight, it must be bamboo that is neither old nor young.
After knitting, the basket boats must be waterproofed with Dipterocarpus oil and fresh cow dung. This is a very important step, because if not, the boat will absorb water.
Today, basket boats are widely used for fishing villages across the coastal land of Vietnam.
CAM THANH 7 HECTARE (7 MAU) COCONUT FOREST
During the resistance wars to save the country, Bay Mau coconut forest was a revolutionary base, a safe haven for the revolutionary forces of Hoi An, which witnessed many illustrious feats in Vietnam’s golden historical events.
Today, Bay Mau coconut forest is not only a relic of special historical value but also a unique ecological area with beautiful landscape and biodiversity of the mangrove forest system.
In recent years, Bay Mau coconut forest, Cam Thanh has become a new and attractive eco-tourism destination, a destination for those who love ecology and nature. Coming here, you will see firsthand the houses made from many different parts of the nipa tree, learn about the daily life of farmers, fishermen and to experience shaking the basket boat, casting a fishing net, catching crabs, snails…enjoying folk songs, singing “Ba Trao” and participating in activities environmental protection.
Entrance ticket for Bay Mau Coconut forest is 30,000 VND/person. And ticket price to rent a basket boat is from 150,000 VND to 200,000 VND/boat.
Duration and Best time for basket boat ride
A thorough tour of the palm forest takes between 40 and 60 minutes. To get away from both the heat and the busy time of tourists, you might start early and a bit late in the afternoon.
In the dry season, which runs from February to August, it will be generally the best time for booking Hoi An Basket Boat Tour. The rest of the year have frequent rain, which causes rain and floodings in Hoi An. Especially, tropical typhoons from October to December will bring flooding to the coconut community. On these days, the palms are torn by strong gusts and the canals are filled with floating rubbish. Undoubtedly, this is not the time to travel.
HOI AN BAMBOO BASKET BOAT TOUR
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Basket boat ride
Many people find it to be a wonderful experience to ride in a basket boat through the lush coconut orchards while taking in the fresh air.
See basket boat dance
You may enjoy the thrilling performances of basket boats and boat racing upon coming here. You will undoubtedly be in admiration of the local artists’ skills and stunning moves as they balance on the rocking basket boat.
Cast fishing net into the river
Many visitors to Cam Thanh Coconut Forest expect a lively show when fishermen throw a net to catch fish.
COCONUT BOAT TOUR HOI AN OPTIONS
From Hoi An:
Hoi An city tour, Boat Trip and Basket Boat Tour
My Son Sanctuary, Boat trip and basket boat tour
Bike tour to Tra Que vegetables village and Cam Thanh Coconut village
From Da Nang :
Marble Mountains and Basket boat tour
Marble Mountains, Hoi An city tour and basket boat
HOW TO BOOK HOI AN ROUND BOAT TOUR?
So, if you come to Hoi An or Da Nang city, Vietnam and would like to find a professional travel agent with best services for Hoi An Basket Boat Tour, do not hesitate to contact us:
Premium Travel Vietnam Co., Ltd
100 Tran Van Du street, My An ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang city
International Tour Operator License No: 48-281/2022/TCDL – GPLHQT
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