Kim Bong wood carving village

152
Those having a chance to take a trip to the central province of Quang Nam should make a journey to Kim Bong traditional wood carving village in Cam Kim Commune on the opposite side of the ancient town of Hoi An.
 

About Kim Bong wood carving village

The village is a popular sightseeing spot for tourists as it offers meticulous wooden products and sculptures. From the port, tourists will see a big banner of the village’s name leading to a small path under the shades of paper flowers and areca palm trees. They can smell fresh air as well as the fragrance of wood at numerous houses in the village.
 
The village established its carpentry reputation in the 15th century by Northern people who came there to start up something different. The wood work in Kim Bong dramatically developed in the 18th century thanks to the prosperity of Hoi An port and it divided into three major areas of construction, household appliances and boat making.

Tourists can find the mark of Kim Bong village through sophisticated carved details at altars, furniture and pillars found in ancient houses, pagodas, temples and worshipping compartments in Hoi An ancient town.

 

Kim Bong wood carving village via Justgola

Nowadays, local artisans turn their hand to make art wood works to export to overseas markets as well as to serve the demands of tourists, like statues, paintings, decoration items and household appliances. Some of them are expert in making boats for fishermen or joining restoration tasks for relics in the ancient town.

An artisan needs to dry wood prior to the sawing, designing and polishing processes. Some popular creations of the village are the worshipping characters like Maitreya Buddha, Phuc, Loc, Tho (happiness, prosperity and longevity) and Arhat.

Touring to Kim Bong wood carving village in Quang Nam

For local residents born and brought up in the region, they have been familiar with the fragrance of wood and the sounds of wood carving in the village where tourists from far and wide can get hands-on knowledge of the traditional craft village with a long-established history of hundreds of years.

The village built up its carpentry reputation in the 15th century by Northern people who migrated there to start a new life. The occupation of wood carving in Kim Bong dramatically developed in the 18th century thanks to the prosperity of Hoi An Port with three major areas of construction, household appliances and boat making, according to information on the website www.hoianworldheritage.org.vn.  

Kim Bong wood carving village via CW’s Food & Travel

Tourists can find the mark of Kim Bong village through sophisticated carved details at altars, furniture and pillars found in ancient houses, pagodas, temples and worshipping compartments in the UNESCO-listed ancient town of Hoi An.

After more than one century of existence and development, the career of wood carving has witnessed many ups and downs, but it has still been preserved until now thanks to those artisans with great passion and strong devotion to maintain the craft village and pass the skills down from generation to generation.

In order to reach the destination, travelers are recommended to take a boat trip around 15 minutes from Hoi An City to Kim Bong wood carving village. 

If you concern about Destinations in Vietnam, please contact us for more information. Share this article if it is helpful for you!