Located in Tan Hiep town- Hoi An city- Quang Nam province, Cu Lao Cham is recognized by UNESCO as World Biosphere Reserve. Besides, it is a famous tourist attraction in central coast region of Vietnam.
Cu Lao Cham used to be associated with the development of Hoi An port where Western and Eastern businessmen carried out trading transactions. Cu Lao Cham also has white sandy beaches and a diversified ecosystem with many rare marine species especially colorful coral reefs.
It is advised that you spend about 1 day exploring the beauty of the island. The best time for travelling is from March to August as during this period, calm sea along with sunny weather is favorable for sightseeing and swimming. In addition, visiting Cu Lao Cham at this time, you will have chance to participate in traditional festivals such as Cau Ngu festival.
You can hire a canoe or wooden boat to explore famous islands such as Ba islet and Yen island. Especially, you should try coral diving, which is favored by many tourists.
It is a regret if you travel to Cu Lao Cham without going to some well-known historical sites such as Hai Tang pagoda, Cham ancient wall, Cu Lao Cham marine museum. Additionally, if you want to buy souvenirs or local specialties for your friends and relatives, you should go to Tan Hiep market.
Visiting Cu Lao Cham, you will also have opportunity to enjoy local foods such as abalone, squid, shrimp and so on. Most of seafood dishes are from 50.000 to 80.000 Vietnam dong per serving.