Cham Island

Discussion in 'Vietnam' started by hamlaoshi, Jul 13, 2009.

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  1. hamlaoshi

    hamlaoshi New Member

    Cu Lao Cham is a large island consists of several small islands distance 25 nautical miles off the coast from Hoi An.

    In the summer, if guests reach for the island by normal boats, it takes 2 and half hour, but only 30 minutes by speed boats. Cham island has total 7 islands including Hon Lao, Hon La, Hon Kho me, Hon Kho ? at the area of 16 sq. meter, whereby the largest island is Lao.

    According to archaeologists, Cu Lao Cham first settled there 3,000 years ago and established business contacts with external countries some 1,000 years ago. Up to now, Cu Lao Cham has preserved many architectural constructions which date

    back to the 18th ? 20th century. They include the shrine dedicated to Than Yen Sao, built in 1843 at Bai Huong and Hai Tang Pagoda, built in 1753 on the western hillside of Hon Lao. Still, Cu Lao Cham has more to offer. After a 3-hour canoe trip, one may hop over to the famed Well of the Cham people.

    Lao island is circle shape at the high of 500m, the forest here is natural, a lots of woods and rare animals. There are nice beaches at Bim and Ong beach. The island is a place where shelter for value swallow birds.

    Around the island has a lots of color corals under the water, about 3.000 residents living focusing at Lang and Huong beaches as fishing and agriculture. A small part of people living at the village works at service and handicraft.

    Situated in a salty-water area, this square-bottom well, amazingly, provides clear fresh water all year round. Enjoyable extras include white-sand, pristine beaches and captivating attractions evocatively named Bai Ong, Bai Bim, Bai Chong, Bai Bac, Suoi Tinh, Cau Mo, Suoi Ong and so on, where tourists can relax, go hunting, fishing even fishing octopuses.

    Travellers also have chances to view the sea swallows' nests clinging to the towering cliff. Cu Lao Cham wins kudos for its seafood and delicacies (octopuses, lobsters, fish's fin, abalone, kaki, hind, cholonia's eggs, bird's nests) and fascinating souvenirs (pearls, conches, tortoise-shells)
     
  2. macwilson

    macwilson New Member

    Hi....Wonderful post about cham Island. I saved all the information to my collection. Thanks for sharing this useful information with us. Hope you would share lot of things in future. Keep smiling....
     
  3. danviettravel

    danviettravel New Member

    Hi,
    Thanks for sharing a nice post!
    I have never been to this place but I have heard a lot about this beautiful island.
    No sooner or later, I will be there one day for sure!
    It would be much nicer if you have posted few photos of the island! I am looking forward to visiting it!
     

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