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Traveling to Bay Mau Coconut Village Hoi An: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

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Bay Mau Coconut Village Hoi An is a well-known eco-tourism destination. Coming here, you will have the opportunity to sit on a circle boat and explore the green coconut town in the center of a tranquil place, as well as observe the circle dance, boat racing, and sample local delicacies…

Bay Mau Coconut Village is a destination many tourists visit in Hoi An tourism journey. It promises to bring you a lot of new and exciting experiences. To complete the trip, please pocket these 5 essential things before exploring!

Location of Bay Mau Coconut Village

The beauty of Bay Mau Coconut Village
The beauty of Bay Mau Coconut Village – Source: Internet

Address: Can Nhan Village, Cam Thanh Commune, Hoi An, Quang Nam Group 2

Hours of operation: everyday from 7:00 to 17:00

For reference, below are the tickets to Bay Mau Coconut Village: Entrance fee: 30,000 VND/person; circleboat rental fee: 150,000 VND – 200,000 VND/boat

Locals often refer to Bay Mau coconut hamlet as Cam Thanh coconut village, which is around 3 kilometers from Hoi An.

This well-known eco-tourism destination provides guests with several opportunities to learn about the nature of rivers, enormous coconut communities, and traditional circle boats. This well-known eco-tourism destination provides guests with several opportunities to learn about the nature of rivers, enormous coconut communities, and traditional circle boats.

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Bay Mau coconut village’s history

Bay Mau Coconut Village
Bay Mau Coconut Village – Source: Internet

Cam Thanh coconut village, according to residents, has been around for around 200 years. Migrants from the Southwest brought water coconuts and cultivated them in this region at the time. The trees eventually grow and expand into a vast community of around 7 acres (7 hectares) because to the mix of water and soil. The name Bay Mau also contains that term (albeit the coconut village today covers an area of up to 100 hectares). During the resistance fight, the Coconut Valley was an important revolutionary base region that helped our people win several enemy engagements. Today, taking advantage of nature’s beauty, this location has been developed into an eco-tourism popular Hoi An tourist attraction.

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Things to do at Bay Mau Coconut Village Hoi An

the unique boat used to travel in Bay Mau Coconut Village
the unique boat used to travel in Bay Mau Coconut Village – Source: Internet

Bay Mau Coconut Village offers many services to visitors with unexpected and exciting experiences. Many individuals remember the following sensations when they visit here:

  • Taking in the view from a circular boat: Many people enjoy sitting in a circular boat among the lush coconut orchards and breathing in the pure air. Bay Mau coconut village has two types of circle boats, small for 2 guests and large for 4 guests. You will hear thrilling stories about coconut villages while strolling and visiting, and you will hear the familiar music of a Quang traditional dance from afar.
  • Watch circle boat racing: You can enjoy the exciting circle boat performance and boat race. You will be astounded at the “artist’s” ability to maintain his balance on the dizzying circular boat with smooth, fast, and stunning movement. Next, the boat racing performance is equally thrilling; do not forget to encourage and cheer to motivate the riders.
  • Fishing net: Fishing net is a lively performance many expect when coming to Hoi An coconut village. You will be able to examine the fishermen’s rustic and creative fishing nets here.
  • Making souvenirs from coconut leaves: During the Bay Mau coconut village tour, you will be given souvenirs from coconut leaves by the boat driver, such as wristwatches, rings, rakes, tribal hats… Despite the fact that they are little presents, they demonstrate the sweetness, excitement, and simplicity of the people of Quang Nam. You’ll also discover how to make your favorite products from scratch.
  • Cycling to Cam Thanh village: After appreciating the verdant coconut village, hire a bicycle and go around Cam Thanh hamlet. The excursion will immerse you in the lovely and peaceful area of the enormous rice field, allowing you to breathe in the country’s atmosphere rich of ripe rice taste.
  • Enjoy Hoi An dishes in local people’s homes: When exploring Hoi An coconut village, do not be afraid to accept invitations from locals to enjoy the most real experience of primitive life here. You will be treated to delicious specialties such as spring rolls, sweet and sour shrimp salad, banana flower dumplings, and Central pancakes… In addition, you can also enjoy these delicacies at the Bay Mau Coconut Village restaurant.

Visit the Bay Mau Coconut Village in Hoi An

The famous activity in Bay Mau Coconut Village
The famous activity in Bay Mau Coconut Village

The following Bay Mau coconut village experience will help you best prepare for your visit:

What season is Bay Mau coconut village tourism in Hoi An?

The dry season, from January to September, is suitable for coconut village tourism. It is bright in Hoi An throughout the summer, but the climate in the coconut village is extremely cool, fresh, and pleasant. Come to Bay Mau coconut village around August and September. You can see the most beautiful coconut village scenery and enjoy the delicious sesame-salted coconut rice. You may still visit the coconut village the rest of the year, but you must keep an eye on the weather forecast to prevent rainstorms, especially in October and November.

Road to Bay Mau Coconut Village in Hoi An

Bay Mau Coconut Village is one of the most popular in Da Nang Hoi An
Bay Mau Coconut Village is one of the most popular in Da Nang Hoi An – Source: Internet

In recent years, Bay Mau coconut village has become a popular tourist stop on the Da Nang – Hue – Hoi An route. As a result, the road infrastructure is very developed, and you may reach here fast by boat, vehicle, taxi, or motorbike in two ways:

  • River Road: You will board a boat at Bach Dang wharf (in Hoi An ancient town) and go downstream down the Thu Bon river to the coconut village.
  • Road: From the center of Hoi An City, take Tran Nhan Tong Street, over the Cua Dai Bridge, and continue for another 500 meters to arrive.

The best clothes for your trip to Bay Mau Coconut village

The following experiences shared by Lilys’ Travel will help you best prepare for your upcoming trip:

  • Clothes for visiting the coconut forest: How to choose an outfit is also something to consider. According to experience, prioritize beautiful but simple and comfortable clothes because most activities in the coconut forest take place outdoors and underwater. You will also be riding a circle boat, so wearing cumbersome garments will make moving and having fun easier.
  • Choose neat clothes for ease of movement: You can choose neat dresses, maxi dresses above the ankle, skirts mixed with t-shirts, blouses or if you want to keep it simple, jeans, shock pants, t-shirts,… simple, comfortable but not less beautiful.
  • Personal belongings and necessary items

In addition to clothing, don’t forget the following things:

  • Jacket, wide yellow sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses…
  • Identification documents such as ID card/ID, driver’s license, some cash, and ATM card in case of need.
  • Phone/camera fully charged, selfie stick for comfortable check-in, “virtual living.”

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