One of the most scenic rivers in Vietnam, Thu Bon River, springs up from the Ngoc Linh Mountain from an astounding altitude of 2598 metres. Flowing close to many hotels in Hoi An belonging to popular chains such as Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa, this river not only has a historical significance, but it also plays an integral part in helping the locals to earn their living.
Trade surrounding the River
From as early as the 16th century, trading has developed around Thu Bon River, such as the emerging of fishing towns. Thu Bon’s estuary area acted as an important Vietnamese trading centre. The fact that this river connects with the East China Sea made it possible to import or export goods easily.
Exploring Thu Bon
One can explore the Thu Bon River by partaking in a cruise or simply by boat. From the river, you’d be mesmerised by the bustle of craft villages that line the river banks.
Observe Local Culture
Tourists can look forward to being immersed in the rural life of the natives. They may even get the chance to try their traditional fishing techniques.
Festivals around the River
Annually, the locals from various villages celebrate colourful festivals and perform traditional rites near Thu Bon River. One of the most prominent festivals is the Thu Bon Goddess Festival, which is celebrated on the 12th day of the second lunar month each year.