Bay Mau coconut forest is not only a tourist attraction but also a famous historical site. This has became a favoured place that visitors shouldn’t miss when travelling to Hoi An.
Located about 3km from Hoi An ancient town, Bay Mau coconut forest is a favorite place for tourists thank to rustic countryside river landscape and colorful basket boats. It looks like a mini version of Mekong Delta inside Hoi An.
Things to do
This is an eco-tourism area with a rich biodiversity and a system of rivers and water coconut forest. Many tourists when going to Hoi An have come here to visit and take pictures.
What makes Bay Mau coconut forest a well known tourist site are the basket boats. Coming here visitors will have experience with riding basket boat on the river and enjoy an extraordinary dance performance with the boat.
Moreover tourists can experience other interesting activities such as: throw casting net for fishing, crab fishing and listen to a traditional folk song in Quang Nam province. After the boat trip you can cycle to Cam Thanh Village or enjoy Hoi An’s specialities with the locals at their house.
Not only a tourist attraction, Bay Mau coconut forest is also a historical site. It was a a revolutionary base during Vietnam war. The terrain of coconut forest helped our troops to win important battles.
How to get there?
From Hoi An city, visitors can move to Bay Mau coconut forest in two ways. The first way is to take the river route from Bach Dang wharf, down the Thu Bon river to reach the coconut forest. The second option is to follow Tran Nhan Tong street, cross Cua Dai bridge on the road.
From Hoi An old town, there are two ways to Bay Mau coconut forest. The first way is to take the boat from Bach Dang wharf, down the Thu Bon river. The second option is to go with bike or car follow Tran Nhan Tong street, cross Cua Dai bridge.
Which time to visit?
Best time to visit Bay Mau coconut forest is in dry season from January to September. Between August and September is optimal because the weather is chill and the landscape of coconut is most beautiful.
How does it cost?
Entrance ticket costs 30.000 VND/person. Joining a basket boat tour takes about 150.000-200.000 VND/person.
If you travel to Hoi An, please don’t forget to visit Cam Thanh Village and its coconut forest.