CHAM ISLAND
CHAM ISLAND
(11/06/2015)
Cham Island is located 18 kilometers to the East of Cua Dai (Hoi An city)

It comprises of eight islands, named according to their shapes or characteristics. They are the Lao (pear), Dai (long), La (leave), Kho Con (small dry), Kho Me (large dry), Tai (ear), Mo (tomb) and Nom (east wind) islands. Cham Island has some fishing villages and many beautiful beaches that look like those described in Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The old man and the sea”.

The sea contains stone bands and twinkle coral reefs, creating majestic gardens at the bottom of the sea. There is so many species of fish inhabiting this region, and delightful tropical seafood. On the island, there is an abundance of wildlife. The Yen (swallow) is a bird of significance that inhabits the island with many other species.

Tourists will enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the sea, with clean white sand and cool water. They are warmly welcomed to enter into the daily activities of the local residents in the fishing village, and are able to see the beautiful scenic spots: Huong beach, Lang beach, Anchorage site and Hai Tang pagoda. Tourists can conquer the high hills, and enjoy camp-fire nights while indulging in the famous local specialty food, such as Land crab, and limpets (Vu sao vu nang).

Cham Island is also a trading port for the Cham’s Kings and foreign countries, and  is recorded in many historical books of Viet Nam.

 

Department of Hoi An Culture and Information

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