Photo: Cam Nam is just one of the islands worth exploring.

Cam Kim and other islands

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If you limit yourself to Hoi An’s historic town and the beach, you’re missing out. The town’s Thu Bon River has a vast network of islands and islets perfect for two-wheel exploration. Until recently, Cam Kim Island was only connected to the mainland by ferry. But a new bridge makes it even easier to explore. Cycle down quiet roads, past lush paddies and waterways fringed with water coconut palms.

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Many Hoi An bicycle tours take you to the various islands and show you the best spots but for a less formal approach, hire your own wheels and go for an exploratory cruise.

An inland waterway on Cam Kim Island. Photo taken in or around Cam Kim and other islands, Hoi An, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

An inland waterway on Cam Kim Island. Photo: Cindy Fan

To get to Cam Kim Island, first cross over to An Hoi Islet, just across the river from town. In the southwest corner of the An Hoi is the Cam Kim bridge. It doesn’t take long to be swept over by a sense of rural calm as the sound of motorbikes disappears, and the most activity comes in the form of fishermen on wooden canoes casting nets into ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)


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