Traditional carpenters honored at Kim Bong Carpentry Festival
From early morning, village elders and locals holds the offering and incense ritual at the ancestral house in commemoration of those who gave birth to carpentry and founded Kim Bong Carpentry village ages ago.
After the ritual ceremony, locals and tourists takes part in many activities in the central yard of the village. Traditional Kim Bong village’s crafts were recreated in a very lively way. These include weaving sedge mats, making household items from bamboo and carving wood, which are performed by local artisans.
Many folk games, such as hitting pots, "Bai Choi" singing and famous Hoi An cuisine namely "Cao Lau", Quang noodle are also introduced during the festival, which attracts many tourists.
Kim Bong Carpentry village has been honored as a national intangible cultural heritage from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism since November. In the celebration of such honor, Hoi An has opened the farm trip program "Nostalgia Kim Bong" with the participation of 100 tourists. It aims to preserve and promote the value of the village as well as to introduce the image of the carpentry village to the world.
Kim Bong Carpentry Village was founded in the XV-XVI century by migrants from Thanh Hoa. Thanks to the development of Hoi An ancient town and the local commercial port, Kim Bong carpentry has had opportunities to exchange and introduce goods and experience with businessman from all over the world as well as to promote the village’s trademark internationally.