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Fri, 29 April 2016

Anantara Hoi An Launches Thu Bon River Cruises

The Anantara Hoi An Resort, located within walking distance of the UNESCO World Heritage site, is now offering guests the opportunity to cruise on Hoi Anís beautiful Thu Bon River.

The one-hour cruise departs from the French colonial-inspired Anantara Hoi An Resort three times per day.

The five-kilometre journey sets off downstream under the Cam Nam Bridge, skirts the fabled Ancient Town and its markets and then proceeds upstream along Cam Kim Island and Kim Bong carpentry village. The boat turns at Cam Nam Island and moves downstream again past the Thanh Nam fishing village, wrapping up at Anantaraís riverside dock.

The Thu Bon River helped fuel Hoi Anís rise in the 17th and 18th centuries as a powerful trade link between Europe, China, India and Japan. When the river silted up at the end of the 18th century, dooming international trade, the merchant vessels decamped for deeper harbors, leaving the river to the sampans and coracles that ply its waters today.

Anantaraís cruising vessel is a quaint, lantern-decorated boat, fashioned by talented local carpenters at Kim Bong village. Like Hoi An itself, its design draws inspiration from its varied historical traditions, including techniques practiced by the Cham, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Europeans.

The cruises depart at 10:30, 14:30 and 16:30. Prices start at US$8 ++ (180,000 VND ++) per person (minimum two persons required).

Check special rates and availability at Anantara Hoi An.

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