Nestled in the charming town of Hoi An, Vietnam, Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An stands as a captivating natural wonder, exuding a unique charm that attracts visitors from all corners of the world. So, this place is a must-visit for tourists when they come to Hoi An. Now, we will delve into the location, history, entrance fees, the best time to visit times, key attractions, essential items to bring and transportation options to the forest.

Bay Mau coconut forest Hoi An

Location And History Of Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An

Bay Mau Coconut Forest is located at Cam Thanh commune, just a short distance from Hoi An Ancient Town in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. So, it is also known as the Cam Thanh coconut village. Its history dates back centuries when local Vietnamese people began cultivating coconut trees in this fertile land.This forest is not only has a coconut ecosystem but also diverse in flora and fauna. Additionally, this coconut forest is a source of livelihood and a protective natural disaster for people in Hoi An. Therefore, the government and local people always protect and maintain this forest for many centuries. Local people believe protecting this forest is celebrating the history and significance of coconuts in their of life for centuries.

When come to Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An, tourists are interesting things to experience. You can take a basket boat to view natural scenery, observe basket boat dances or coconut leaf weaving classes. With an inviting ambiance, this forest will be a must-visit when you come to Hoi An. Let’s come and immerse yourselves in the authentic traditions of the local fishing community with us.

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Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An Entrance Fee

To experience the natural beauty and unique activities within Bay Mau Coconut Forest, visitors must expect to pay a nominal entrance fee 30.000VND per person. The entrance fee contributes to the forest’s maintenance and conservation of the ecosystem. With the preserve,  local people always hope to ensure that future generations and tourists can also experience the natural beauty of the coconut forest.

The little entrance fee is well worth it for an interesting experience in this forest. With this fee, you can also support the local community and contribute to the conservation efforts of this beautiful natural scenery of local people. In addition, if you want to take a basket boat, you will pay from 150.000VND to 200.000VND per boat. The basket boat is maximum for 2 adults and 1 child.

The Ideal Time To Go To Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An

Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An welcomes visitors year-round, each season offering its own allure. Here are the best times to visit:

February to April: Spring brings refreshing weather and an abundance of blooming flowers. This weather is the best time for you to have a stroll around or take a basket boat ride through the coconut forest. The weather during this season is hotter, with milder temperatures, allowing you also can explore the coconut forest comfortably.

May to July: Summer offers a vibrant atmosphere with a flurry of activities to enjoy. Though the temperatures might be hotter, the forest’s lush greenery provides a cooling canopy for you to relish in the natural beauty. During this time, Hoi An will have many interesting festivals that you can enjoy.

August to December: The autumn and winter months provide a cooler climate, making it perfect for outdoor adventures like basket boat rides and exploring the coconut forest. During these months, many travelers visit the Bay Mau coconut forest and Hoi An.

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What To Explore In Bay Mau Water Coconut Forest Hoi An

Take a basket boat to enjoy the scenery

A trip to Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An would be incomplete without embarking on a traditional basket boat ride. Local people have made the basket boat of bamboo. These are an emblem of the local fishing culture in Hoi An. The boat will be gliding along the calm waters and  surrounded by a canopy of swaying coconut palms. Local boatmen are often skilled fishermen. They will navigate the boat and provide you with the wonderful scenery of the coconut forest.

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A Basket Boat with friendly fishermen

Experience the basket boat dance

A highlight of the visit to Bay Mau Coconut Forest is witnessing the skillful basketboat dance. You can only see this performance in this coconut forest. This is a unique performance where local fishermen showcase their skills in navigating a boat. With the exceptional balance and grace of the fisherman, you will see the boat go around with them. The basket boat dance not only entertains performances but also pays homage to the important role these boats have played in the lives of the local fishing community.

Basket Boat dance
Basket Boat dance is unique to fishermen

Casting nets to catch fish

Casting nets to catch fish is an ancient and traditional fishing method that has been practiced for thousands of years in Viet Nam. The process requires skill, timing and coordination making it both an art and a practical means of livelihood here.

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In this coconut forest, get a taste of the local way of life by learning the art of casting nets to catch fish. Accompanied by experienced fishermen, you’ll learn more about their traditional fishing techniques. Additionally, you can enjoy the peace of the waters while observing their fishing activities. Furthermore, tourists can feel more about the daily activities of the local people of the forest. This experience will also allows tourists interact and connect with tradition and culture in Hoi An.

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Making souvenirs from coconut leaves

If you want to challenge your creation, you can join a coconut leaf class. With this class, you can make your own souvenir in your hand. You will see many kinds of souvenirs made of coconut leaves  such as hats, rings,… This tradition has in many centuries in Hoi An. Nowadays, this tradition is still maintained and growth in this forest. A perfect souvenir handmade will be a perfect gift to take home. It will remind you of your enchanting time in Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An.

Souvenirs from Coconut Leaves

Enjoy Hoi An specialties at local people’s houses

After an eventful day exploring the coconut forest, treat your taste buds to the culinary delights of Hoi An’s cuisine by joining a meal at a local villager’s home. Savory dishes, such as Cao Lau and Mi Quang a regional delicacy made with pork and herbs. Moreover, you can enjoy many unique specialty of Hoi An here. The dishes still preserving the unique flavors and culinary traditions of the region. The friendly of local people is also a plus point of this meal.

Cooking class at Cam Thanh

What To Bring To Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An

Comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for outdoor activities.

Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for protection against the sun’s rays during outdoor excursions.

Insect repellent to guard against pesky bugs, especially during boat rides and forest walks.

Remember to bring a camera and take the breathtaking moments in this natural forest.

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How To Get To Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An

Getting from Hoi An

Private car: You can rent a private car will be a convenient choice for you to come to this forest. Furthermore, this option will offer freedom and comfort during your trip in Hoi An. Therefore, you can hire Hoi An to Cam Thanh by car for a comfortable and convenient journey. With this service, you can go to Bay Mau Coconut Forest easily with a friendly driver.

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A friendly driver of VM Car

Motorbike: Renting a motorbike provides travelers with the freedom to explore the surrounding areas at their own pace. On the way, you can see the natural scenery and daily activities of local people.

Taxi: Opt for a taxi service for a hassle-free transfer to the forest. Taxis are readily available in Hoi An, and drivers are also familiar with the route to Bay Mau Coconut Forest.

Bicycle: For the eco-conscious and fitness enthusiasts, cycling to the forest is a rewarding option. With this option, you can enjoy the fresh air and the countryside landscapes along the street. Additionally, you can save money and provide health benefits when you ride by bicycle to this forest.

Additionally, you can book Cam Thanh Coconut Village Private Tour for comfortable. During this tour, you can enjoy many wonderful activities with affordable price.

Getting from Da Nang

If you’re traveling from Da Nang, the nearest major city:

Private car: A private car is the best choice for traveler. Travel time from Da Nang to Coconut Forest Hoi An is relatively short, making it an ideal day trip for those staying in Da Nang.

Motorbike: Renting a motorbike from Da Nang allows travelers to embark on a scenic journey to Hoi An and then continue to Bay Mau Coconut Forest. You will see the natural landscapes along the streets.

Taxi: Travelers can easily hire a taxi to transport them from Da Nang to Coconut Forest Hoi An. Last but not least, you should choose a reputable taxi company for you trip to this forest.

Bay Mau Coconut Forest Hoi An is a nature lover’s paradise, where the serenity of the coconut groves harmonizes with the vibrancy of traditional activities. When you come to this forest, you can enjoy the natural landscapes, the basketboat dance and taste local meals. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a family or a group of friends, it’s will be many choices to come and interesting things for you here. This natural forest will bring the things you can’t experience in any place.

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