Local authorities and experts raised warnings about unsustainable tourism during a conference about Cham Islands conservation and sustainable development held in Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, on October 12. Cham Islands conservation and sustainable development conference held in Hoi An Tran Thi Hong Thuy, director of the management board of Cham Island Marine Protected Area said since Cham Islands was recognised as a world Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2009, the local economy had had a strong boost. Tan Hiep used to be a poor commune but tourism boosted its annual income per capita in 2017 to VND37.02m (USD1,600). However, management work is lagging behind rapid tourism development. The number of visitors increased sharply while the environment has increasingly suffered. Many surveys also pointed out that the locals only earned a quarter of their revenue from tourism activities. Lodovico Ruggeri, representative of Cham Islands Diving Company, said most firms only cared about … [Read more...] about Cham Islands threatened by careless tourism
Cham island diving
Having a journey to Cham Island by tourist boats, visitors will discover wild and romantic nature, enjoy the delightful sensation of summer day, play in the waves, sunbathe on white-sandy beach anh dive under the ocean to sê hundreds of tropical fishes and corals of Cham biosphere reserve. In addition, visitors can sê the fascinating beauty of legendary places such as Huong beach, Chong beach, Au Thuyen and Hai Tang pagoda; mixed with rural lifestyle, a warm greeting from fishermen and enjoy tasty seafood of Cham Island such as shirmp, fish, cuttle-fish and natural vegetables etc. Moreover, visitors can go fishing and enjoy camp-fire activities with many funy traditional games … [Read more...] about Tour of discovening Cham Island- The fascinating one.
Tourists wanting to explore the wonders beneath the water should spend time at Cham Island, 15 kilometers from Cua Dai beach in ancient Hoi An town. One amazing trip that every tourist should go on is the diving tour on Cham Island. There under the waters is a wonderful sea bed where hundreds of corals, fishes and sea animals exist. For tourists wanting to spend more time underwater, there is the PADI Open Water Diver course. Students spend three to four days learning the fundamentals of scuba diving, including equipment and techniques, as well as complete four open water dives. … [Read more...] about Underwater paradise at Cham Island
VietNamNet Bridge - Considered as a beautiful pearl of Hoi An in the central coast province of Quang Nam, the Cham Island has many interesting things to explore. Situated about 15 km from Cua Dai beach, Cham Island comprises eight islets. It is endowed by nature with terrific advantages: nice weather all year round, unspoiled and beautiful beaches and great landscape. Visitors can discover and enjoy many things on the island. In 2009, the island was recognized as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO. It has more than 1,500 ha of natural forest and more than 6,700 ha of water surface, and is home to a critical ecosystem that includes coral reefs, seaweed and sea grass beds. The area is also rich in marine resources, including many species of ecological and economic importance. Given these advantages, the Pearl of Hoi An has attracted tourists who are interested in adventures and nature discovery. Picnic, camping and scuba diving are among the top choices of visitors. Many positive … [Read more...] about Cham Island – a place to discover
Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island), in Hoi An town of the central province of Quang Nam, received recognition as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO one year ago, is regarded as a biological tourist heaven, attracting large numbers of visitors. The archipelago, with eight big and small islands covers an area of 15 square kilometers. According to scientists, Cu Lao Cham is home to over 947 species, of which 170 are sea organisms, 50 are fish, and many other species classified as endangered by Vietnam's Red Book. The area is also home to 135 species of coral, including six that are new to Vietnamese seas. "Travelers are very interested in visiting Cu Lao Cham because of its wilderness, seafood and hospitality. Visitors can also explore hidden beauty underwater with thousands of splendid coral with scuba diving tours," said Nguyen Son Thuy, Director of Hoi An Travel. However, so far, the Cham Island has no hotels. Visitors have to spend the night in residents' houses or camp in tents on … [Read more...] about Cham Island attracts tourists but room for improvement exists