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Eco-tourism sites open in Quangnam

2010-07-20 (GMT + 7)

Quang Nam Province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has opened two new tourist destinations - Tra Nhieu community ecotourism village in Duy Vinh Commune in Duy Xuyen District and Bay Mau Coconut Plantation in Cam Thanh Commune, in the ancient town of Hoi An.

The 60-hectare Tra Nhieu community ecotourism site produces traditional crafts like Ban Thach sedge mat making and coconut leaf weaving. The village retains the timeless natural beauty of a Vietnam with 10 hectares of water coconut forest.
During the tour of the village, visitors can learn cultural crafts, join traditional singing performances, and go fishing and sight-seeing on boats around the water coconut forest.
Bay Mau Coconut Plantation is about 3 kilometers from the center of Hoian Town. The site used to be a military base during the nation’s revolutionary struggles against France and the U.S. and is well-known for diverse flora and fauna. Visitors can discover the wildlife, get close to nature, and enjoy fresh air and quiet.
Bay Mau’s villagers pride themselves in their traditional crafts: building huts and making utensils using coconut leaves and trees.  Tourists to Bay Mau can observe the artisans at work.

(Source: the sagontimes)

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