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Take a Hoi An Coconut boat to admire the beauty of the Bay Mau Coconut Forest

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Bay Mau Coconut Forest is an eco-tourism area with many enjoyable experiential activities, such as sitting on a circular boat, watching a boat dance, and fishing nets… attracting many visitors to Hoi An.

Some distinguishing characteristics of the Bay Mau coconut forest

Bay Mau coconut forest overview
Bay Mau coconut forest overview – Source: Internet

Bay Mau coconut forest is located in village 7, Cam Thanh commune, Hoi An city, near the Cua Dai bridge, approximately 4 kilometers from Hoi An ancient town. The term Seven Acres comes from the fact that this woodland used to cover around 7 acres. The coconut forest area is now considerably more developed, but the name Seven Samples has been kept.

Bay Mau Coconut Forest is a well-known eco-tourism destination in Hoi An. Coming here, visitors can not only visit the vast and green coconut forest but also experience sitting on a basket boat floating on the Hoi An River.

Today, this place is likened to “the west of the river in the heart of Hoi An,” opening up many opportunities for tourism development and helping to enrich this land. Sitting in a unique boat in Hoi An Coconut Forest to watch the coconut forest – an unforgettable experience

Floating on a basket boat on the Hoi An River and exploring the Bay Mau Coconut Forest gives visitors an unforgettable experience

Small basket boats float on the water, expertly propelled by the boat driver, ensuring guest safety. Not only that, there are also special basket dances and boat races on the river, making tourists admire unceasingly.

What could be better than taking a basket boat to visit Bay Mau Coconut Forest while enjoying the local specialties provided by the people here?  Bay Mau Coconut Forest welcomes visitors from 7h-17h00 every day. Entrance ticket price is 30,000 VND/person, and basket boat rental price ranges from 150,000-200,000 VND/boat.

The Bay Mau coconut forest served as an important base for the Vietnamese army and people throughout the resistance battle. In the years of fierce fighting, the green coconut canopy that ran thousands of kilometers down the river unwittingly became a barrier to protect the community, nourishing many generations of people.

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When is the ideal time to visit the Bay Mau Coconut Forest?

Bay Mau coconut forest
Bay Mau coconut forest – Source: Internet

The dry season, from January to September, is the best time to visit the Bay Mau coconut forest, especially in August and September, when the coconut forest is at its most gorgeous. Despite the sweltering weather, the air in the coconut forest is astonishing and refreshing.

Avoid going in November and December because then Hoi An enters the rainy season, and strong winds, possibly storms, will affect your schedule. Visitors to the coconut forest will have the opportunity to sit on a basket boat, float down the river, weave around small creeks, and gaze out at the lush coconut trees.

Visitors can also experience rowers’ authentic, appealing performances as they challenge themselves with basket spinning. Alternatively, you can see individuals execute fishing nets and boat races… on the Thu Bon River. If you wish to experience true spinning, you can hire pros for 50,000 VND per spin, which lasts about 1-2 minutes. As a result, guests will make a gentle transition from their basket boat to the boat of the “worker” who spins the basket. “People with vestibular disease, motion sickness, and poor health should not play basket rotation; they may be dizzy and faint,” the woman who was visiting said.

Saling unique boat in Bay Mau coconut forest
Saling unique boat in Bay Mau coconut forest – Source: Internet

Cam Thanh Coconut Forest Tourist Area is open daily from 7 am to 5 pm. A basket costs 150,000 VND for two persons. Each basket contains two umbrellas and two hats for tourists to use as shade. If you call to book a ticket before arrival, you will have someone to pick you up right from the outside and get a free entrance ticket costing 30,000 VND/person. Going to the coconut forest in the morning from 7 am to 9 pm or from 3 pm to 5 pm is recommended for a better experience, avoiding the peak sunshine time. Enjoy excellent, fragrant coconut tea at the Bay Mau coconut forest. The coconut water is taken from the coconuts harvested in the coconut forest.

Read more: Recommend the top activities to do in Da Nang and Hoi An City

Experience coconut forest tourism you should know

  • You can refer to the notes below to make your journey more pleasant and fulfilling:
  • When sitting on a basket boat, tourists should not bring too many merchandise or items of significant worth: jewelry, money, watches, computers, phones, and so on.
  • You can have fun while avoiding falling into the river; you will need to move a lot, so wear comfortable clothes. Avoid clumsy skirts and high heels on your excursion.
  • It is best to visit the coconut forest in the early morning or late afternoon after purchasing a ticket. It could be close to 16:00. The temperature is good at this time of year; there is no scorching sun, yet you can still enjoy a lovely sunset.
  • Aside from sitting in a basket boat, you can board the boat with up to four other people. The experience is comparable, but the price is a little lower.
  • Apply sunscreen and prepare more hats, hats, and umbrellas to protect against the sun on sunny days.
  • Bring extra snacks and water to keep you satiated during the tour.
  • Visitors should purchase hotel rooms and tourist area tickets in advance if traveling during the high season.

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