UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

Cham Island is in Tan Hiep Commune, Hoi An city, Quang Nam Province, 15 km from Cua Dai beach. This island was recognized by UNESCO as Biosphere Reserve of the world in 2009. Tourism of Cham Island has recently attracted many visitors because of beautiful wild beaches, good and stable tourist services. If you are going to plan for traveling to Hue, Da Nang or Hoi An, you should arrange one day for visiting Cham Island.

Cham Island is a historical and cultural relic being associated with the formation and development of Hoi An ancient town. In the past, this area played an important role in the international maritime map in The East Sea. This commercial port had been a familiar stopover of business ships from many countries in the East and the West with shipping routes on the sea along the way of aromatherapy, silk, pottery.

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Cu Lao Cham is a region with great biodiversity. There are many rare marine species and colorful coral reefs are preserved in the best environment that makes Cham Island become an ideal destination for tourists who love pristine nature. The specialty of this place is beaches with nice white sand and blue sea water that can look through to the seabed.


Cham Islands is Biosphere Reverse of the world, therefore the local take a serious concern on environment protection. Tourists coming to the island should respect and obey the regulations on the island such as not using nilon bag, throwing garbage and breaking corals. The island still lacks facilities so the visitors should gain initiative in the tour so that a fantastic tour can happen.

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Tourists had better make use of every minute to visit landmarks on Cham Islands.



The Marine Museum is the first place you will see as you arrive at the pier. The Museum provides information about the people, history, traditions and festivals of the island. There are also exhibitions and displays relating to the Cham islanders and their relationship with the ocean..



The Forbidden Village Well, dating back about 200 years, to the Cham Dynasty period. People in the village say the Well always has an abundant water supply for the people in the region. It is never dry, even in the dry season.



Hai Tang pagoda was built in 1758. The Temple is located close to the western foothills of Hon Lao Island, leaning back on the mountain, the view is a little valley of rice fields. The Hai Tang Pagoda and Buddhist gods represented in the pagoda, are significant to and for the local fishermen..



Located in Huong bay, Yen Temple was built  around the early 19th century to worship the ancestor gods of birds nest’s for the protection of the nests. Every year on March 10, residents and those whose industry is nests hold a ceremony in preparation for the new fishing season.



Tan Hiep market is a fascinating place for visitors. The market has plenty of specialities  and souveniors handcrafted from ocean and forest products. Some of which might be ideal gifts for family and friends.

It is located at the wooden pier, next to Lang bay. It is a quiet, small market with a relaxed atmosphere. Feel free to bargain and have a bit of fun with the woman at the market.



Chong Beach is the most developed on the island. At 34.800 square meters, it was  the first area that was introduced as a tourist attraction in 1999. After operating for some years, Chong beach has been upgraded with services such as a restaurant, fresh water, camping, and toilet areas. It is a picturesque place with  white sand and crystal clear water. There are hammocks provided to take a nap swaying in the thick shadow of the coconut trees.

The specialty of this place is beaches with nice white sand and blue sea water that can look through to the seabed.

Cham Island beach Map

The entire main island to 7 beaches stretching from northwest to southeast

  1. The North Beach: many natural caves, few people come.
  2. Bai Ong beach: near beach village, next to the pier, there are several restaurants crowded at noon, this is the busiest beach, the tours usually take guests come here for lunch.
  3. Bai Lang Beach: the fish landing station rather than baths, from here go into the residential neighborhood of the island is forbidden.
  4. Bai Xep Beach: untapped tourism deserted, quiet.
  5. Bai Chong Beach: beautiful beaches, freshwater bathroom and dressing, 2 Bungallow was the restaurant, straight rows of coconuts very cool. There is a lake with bridges spanning petite. Extra fee here is 15k but saw no gate collection.
  6. Bai Bim Beach: complimentary, blue water beach with rocks to you posing for pictures.
  7. Bai Huong Village: Extra hard for many boats docked, should eat seafood here for very fresh.

All the beaches are about 20 meters, length of 100 to 300m, each park has a specific characteristics that visitors can easily choose for themselves a place to delight in playing, bathing when to Cham .


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