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Staying with the Co Tu people in Bho Hoong Village

When visiting Bho Hoong Village, guests will experience life with the Co Tu people, one of Vietnam’s ethnic communities. …

Nguyen Thi Thao Than
Deputy Manager at Rose Travel, Hoi An

Staying with the Co Tu people in Bho Hoong Village

When visiting Bho Hoong Village, guests will experience life with the Co Tu people, one of Vietnam’s ethnic communities. This tour is special because it’s a collaboration with the Co Tu former king, Yi Kong, and aims to create sustainable income for the village without ruining their culture. All visitors pay a fee, included in the tour price, which goes directly into helping with education, health and the environment.

We’ll take you from Hoi An to the village, which is set in beautiful Quang Nam Province, surrounded by the Truong Son Mountains. On the way, we’ll stop at a family home for a drink and to explore a small Co Tu museum, as well as nearby plantations. You’ll get to meet a local craftsman at a wooden tomb house and learn how he created sculptures of the Co Tu people for the Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi.

When we arrive at Bho Hoong, guests eat lunch and take a tour of the village. Highlights include trekking with a Co Tu guide through the jungle to swim in the river, go on a bamboo raft or visit the hot springs. We cater to all tastes with a range of activities, you can join a traditional gong and dancing performance or simply relax in the tranquil surroundings. You can also witness traditional brocade weaving, wicker rattan crafts and wood carving, meeting skilled craftsmen like the king Mr Yi Kong and Mr Briu Nga.

You really get to interact with people in the village and learn about their lifestyle and food culture. In the evening, there’s a dancing show and bonfire, where folk songs are performed. Guests enjoy spending the night in one of the Co Tu stilt bungalows, which have balconies, en-suite bathrooms and traditional décor, so you get a taste of real life in Bho Hoong Village.

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Nguyen has been working at Rose Travel for nearly five years. She has a solid background in tourism and is keen to share the best Hoi An tours with guests. Ever passionate about travel, Nguyen spends her free time exploring and loves to share the beauty and culture of Central Vietnam with the world.
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