One of the ideal attractions you will find it very hard to skip if you are traveling in Vietnam is Cham Island, Tan Hiep, Hoi An, Quang Nam. The reason for this visit is that the island is a paradise of those who are fond of immersing into the cool water of sea, phenomenal beaches and exploring interesting locations. Take a look at some things to see and do in Cham island for your Hoian day trip below!
Cham Island Marine Museum
The first stop after the boat is moored to the Cham Island quay is Cham Island Marine Museum, where you can get to learn about the island’s history, traditional customs, festivals, and a great diversity of sea creatures. This absorbing spot also gives you the general view of the island and locals’ lifestyle, so it deserves one of the things to see and do in Cham island.
Cham Ancient Well
Cham Ancient Well also called Cam Village Well dates back 200 years. Located at the three-way crossroad of Cam Village, the well is quite the same to many other kinds of Cham wells in Hoi An in terms of shapes, such as tubular round, square foundation, square pillars at every corner of the well, and donut-like bricks on its wall. According to the local people of Bai Lang Village, it is considered as the largest source of water for all surround areas. Especially, regardless of the severe drought, it never drains.
Hai Tang Pagoda
Hai Tang Pagoda established in 1758 at the foot of a mountain to the west of Hon Lao Islet is a religious building where fishermen and merchants practice the worship to Buddha. Inside the pagoda, the decoration looks eye-catching and elegant since there are large bells, Buddhist statues, a pair of vermilion lacquered and gilded wood panels (cau doi), and horizontal lacquered board (hoanh phi), which is known as the traditional interior of most temples at the Center and the North of Vietnam.
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Tan Hiep Market
For a Hoian day trip, you are advisable to visit Tan Hiep Market next to the Cham Island quay, which is listed in things to see and do in Cham island. The local people also call it Cham Island Market. Coming here, you can shop for a variety of specialties like seafood and souvenirs as gifts for your family and friends. “Muc mot nang” – fresh squid dried under the sun for one day is a recommended specialty here. Be mindful that you just bargain a little since the price for each item is not too high.
Mieu To Nghe Yen (Temple for the Worship of Ancestors Who Explored Swallow Nests)
The temple situated at Huong Beach was constructed in the early 19th century with the aim of revering ancestors who explored swallow nests and gods that are supposed to have protected this natural source. In the 10th day of the third lunar month of each year, locals whose work is to explore swallow nests hold a worship ceremony before starting the new exploitation in order to pray for a smooth and successful journey.