Cu Lao Cham (Cham Islands)
Cu Lao Cham first settled there 3,000 years ago and established business contacts with external countries some 1,000 years ago.
Location: Cu Lao Cham (
Characteristics: It consists of eight islets set as an arc, very close together: Hon Lao, Hon Kho Me, Hon Kho Con, Hon Tai, Hon Dai, Hon La,
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. The islands was more well-known when Hoi An - one of the most ancient cities of Southeast Asia has been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999; the Cu Lao Cham Natural Reserve was set up in 2003 and the national sea reserve was found here in 2004, the second island reserves in Vietnam. The first was the Mun Islet reserve in
The reserve includes 165 hectares of coral reefs and 500 hectares of underwater plant life. They are also home to 947 aquatic species. The islands are also considered as one of the few places in
Cu Lao Cham has still preserved many architectural constructions which date back to the 18th and 20th century such as 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.
From Cua Dai coast, after about 20 minutes by hydrofoil or 25 to 30 minutes by high-speed canoe or if someone want to enjoy the enormous of the beautiful view from tourist boat, it will take about 60 to 90 minutes depend on the weather, travelers will reach Cu Lao Cham, where possess abundant in tourism potential. Various tourist activities are offered to meet almost all demands of tourists. Tourists can relax, go hunting, fishing even fishing octopuses... Travelers also have chances to view the sea swallows nests clinging to the towering cliff. Cu Lao Cham is popular for its seafood and delicacies (octopuses, lobsters, fishes fin, abalone, kaki, cholonia's eggs, birds, nests) and fascinating souvenirs (pearls, conches, tortoise-shells)
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