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Chàm Island, a top drawcard

Centuries old: Hai Tang Pagoda on Cham Island. VNS File Photo.
Viet Nam News

QUANG NAM — Visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An often visit Cu Lao Cham (Cham Islands), an archipelago off the coast of Hoi An in central Quang Nam Province.

The islands include eight islets of different sizes with picturesque landscapes.  Recognised as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2009, the archipelago has many rare and valuable flora and fauna species and historic sites associated with the development in the past of the port town of Hoi An. 

After arriving on Cham Island, nature enthusiasts should explore the largest islet, Hon Lao (Lao Islet), home to more than 3,000 residents, who earn a living mostly from catching fish and catering to tourists. A prominent venue on the island is Hai Tang Pagoda, which was built 250 years ago.  — VNS


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