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What's interesting and attractive about Cu Lao Cham Hoi An?

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Cu Lao Cham is a cluster of islands in Tan Hiep island commune, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, 15km from Cua Dai coast. This is an area recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in 2009. Cu Lao Cham Hoi An tourism in recent years has attracted a lot of tourists because of its wild beauty and stable tourism services abundant. Let's join HoaBinh Tourist to discover what's on Cu Lao Cham in Hoi An.

When should you go to Cu Lao Cham Hoi An?

The most appropriate time to go to Cu Lao Cham is from March to August every year because the weather is warm and sunny at this time, the sea is calm.

The most appropriate time to go to Cu Lao Cham is from March to August every year

If you want to combine your trip with visiting Hoi An ancient town lanterns, you should go on the full moon day of the lunar month. But note that the 14th day of the old town is much more sparkling than the 15th.

If you want to participate in the religious culture of the inhabitants of the island, you can choose to go on festivals such as Cau Ngu Festival (April 3 and 4 of the lunar calendar) or the death anniversary of Yen's ancestors (March 9 and 10 of the lunar calendar).  

How to move to Cu Lao Cham Hoi An?

From Hoi An, you have 2 types of means of transport to Cu Lao Cham: canoes and wooden boats.

- Canoe: Ticket price is 150,000 VND per person, sold at Cua Dai or travel agents in Hoi An. It will take you about 20 minutes to travel. Departure time is 8:30am - 10:30pm.

Visitors can move to Cu Lao Cham by canoe

- Wooden train: Tickets are about 30,000 VND per person and 80,000 VND if you bring a motorbike. You should go to Bach Dang wharf at 7am or Cua Dai at 8am daily to buy tickets.

What to eat when traveling to Cu Lao Cham Hoi An?

Coming here, you can enjoy the specialties of Cu Lao Cham cuisine that cannot be missed below:

Vu Nang snail

This is a famous specialty of the Central Coast region. Vu Nang snail has a cone-shaped conch shell, similar to the floating mounds of teenage girls, the body of the snail is yellow and green, but every time someone touches it, it turns into a shy pink color.

Vu Nang Snail - Famous specialties in Cu Lao Cham

Stone crab

The stone crabs here are on average just as big as a fist, and have a very impressive color, the carapace and limbs are purple-brown, the lower abdomen turns yellow. Stone crabs are very strong, run fast, and usually only come out of the cave at night to eat. Stone crab in Cu Lao Cham is delicious from the crab broth that has been filled with light sweetness, gentleness, crab meat is tougher than sea crab, field crab, no fishy smell.

Stone crab - one of the favorite dishes of tourists when traveling to Cu Lao Cham

A sunny ink

Squid in Cu Lao Cham is quite diverse in genres, but one-day squid is only made from squid. People choose squid that have just been brought back from the sea, still fresh, dried only once in the crisp sun. This is also a dish that tourists often buy as gifts for friends and relatives. But enjoying this dish right at the beach is still better than taking it home.

A sunny ink - A dish that many people love when coming to Cu Lao Cham

Cu Lao Cham forest vegetables

Cu Lao Cham forest vegetables gather 16 types of forest leaves with herbal flavor, growing wild in the foothills such as celandine, yard vegetable, plantain, plantain... Early summer is the main harvest season of wild vegetables in Cu Lao Cham. The simplest and most flavorful when enjoying is boiled vegetables, dipped with chili garlic sauce.

Wild vegetables - a special dish that attracts tourists when coming to Cu Lao Cham

Cu Lao Cham abalone

Abalone is an extremely rare species of snail, with many names such as Cuu No snail, Hai ear... so tourists like to eat abalone when coming to Cu Lao Cham. This species of snail clings to the reefs of the coral sea with high salinity and large waves, so it is difficult to detect and it is very difficult to separate them from the rocks. Abalone meat is crispy, has an aromatic taste, can be processed into dishes such as boiled with ginger, steamed, fried...

Cu Lao Cham Abalone - The food is very popular with tourists

Hemp leaves little cakes

Hemp leaves little cakes is a type of cake found in many places, but eating this dish in Hoi An Cham Island still has its own distinctive features. Previously, the island only made this dish during festivals, but today it is available all year round to serve the needs of tourists.
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Hemp leaves little cakes - Cu Lao Cham specialty is bought by many tourists as a gift

Where should you go to Cu Lao Cham?

The attractions that you should visit when traveling to Cu Lao Cham are as follows:

  • Cham Island Museum
  • Ancient Wells of Champa people
  • Hang Yen
  • Seafood Market
  • Goodbye Hai Tang
  • Fishing village area
  • Yen Village Communal House
  • Au Thuyen

In addition, you can rent motorbikes to visit around the island, rent canoes to visit the islands, rent wooden boats to go fishing...

Come to Cu Lao Cham, don't forget to explore many attractive sights!

What to buy as gifts when traveling to Cu Lao Cham Hoi An?

Special dishes, gifts for relatives and friends, or to save when returning home to enjoy after a trip to Cu Lao Cham Hoi An such as:

  • Fresh seafood: Shrimp, crab, fish, crab, squid...
  • Lobster
  • Dried squid, 1 sunny ink
  • Dried wild pineapple
  • Dried Ha Thu O
  • Corn cake

And especially the hammock made of Ngo Dong tree (only available in Cu Lao Cham, you can order. After 1 month, you will receive the handmade Ngo Dong Ring. Price for 1 hammock from 2,500,000 to 3,500,000/ a hammock).

Above is everything from time, travel, specialties, sightseeing, gifts... that HoaBinh Tourist has answered the question what Cu Lao Cham Hoi An has to you. Hope these sharing will help you have the most enjoyable and convenient trip.



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