Coracle shaking- speciality of Quang Nam tourism
(QNO) - Coracle shaking is a thrilling game, bringing players the interesting feelings of riding the waves in the Bay Mau nipa palm forest (Cam Thanh commune, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province).
The Bay Mau nipa palm forest is known as the capital of coracles in Vietnam.
A fisherman there is a circus performer. He can make a coracle sway in music, and even play acrobatics on the waves with a coracle.
So, visitors are always attracted and impressed.
The Bay Mau nipa palm forest has long been seen as a miniature western region in Hoi An and coracles are the only means to visit the forest- a speciality of Hoi An tourism
So, the Bay Mau nipa palm forest has become one of the tourist attractions in Hoi An. It is also a buffer zone of the Cu Lao Cham World Biosphere Reserve.
Since the Bay Mau nipa palm forest became a tourist attraction, the local residents have had the stable income by providing coracle services.
Visitors have chances to make and own some things made of nipa leaves such as roses, rings, watches, locusts, and dragonflies.
Visiting the Bay Mau nipa palm forest, visitors have chances to enjoy local foods and drinks such as roasted shrimp, sour clam soup, grilled snails, grilled fish, rice pancakes, bloating fern-shaped cake, meat rolls, banana flower salad, Quang noodles, chicken rice, foods and drinks made from nipa palm fruit.
It is best to visit the Bay Mau nipa palm forest from January to September.