Hoi An Ancient Town about 5km east, Bay Mau coconut water forest (located in villages 2 and 3, Cam Thanh) is surrounded by rivers. Water spread out in the vast sky and clouds. This is a revolutionary base in the resistance war and one of the core of the World Biosphere Reserve in Cu Lao Cham. Mr. Tran Bua, revolutionary cadre in village 2, said: "Thanks to the hidden terrain, since the French resistance, we organized a local guerrilla army to defeat many enemy battles."
The French were "white plowed" but with intense vitality, the coconut tops were cut up green. At times, the inequity of the force, but local guerrillas have relied on coconut trees to cause losses to the enemy. After the Geneva Agreement, the difficult period of the revolution, the coconut forest has become a shelter shelter for many revolutionary officers of the Committee of Hoi An Town Party and Quang Nam in the " plus ".
On the night of September 27, 1964, the people of Cam Thanh rose to the top, the coconut forest has come into history as a legend. With the reckless recklessness of the guns of the coconut shells and the massive operation of the enemy, the enemy was bewildered and panicked, our troops beat up the civil defense post, captured a platoon of platoon and many villains, proclaimed the liberation. Cam Thanh.
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Ms. Vo Thi Hoa, Cam Thanh guerrilla, recalled: "After 1965, along two lines of coconut forest is the system of bunkers, obstructions obstacles, trench transportation systems, fence layers are It was built in parallel with the bamboo flanks, the basement to prevent the advance of the enemy into the liberated area. " In order to destroy this base, the US-puppet organization attacked many times, including the use of toxic chemicals to coconut leaves. But despite all the tricks, this base still caused much damage to the enemy. The coconut forest has truly become a safe haven, where Hoi An’s revolutionary forces have been preserved and a springboard for our troops to march into Hoi An’s inner harbor, making great victories.
Seven-meter coconut forest is not only a relic of special historical value, this is also a unique ecological area with a forest landscape with beautiful scenery. Before the 1980s, coconut forest spread over villages 1, 2, 3, 8 of Cam Thanh commune with an area of up to hundreds of hectares. Today, although shrunk to only 58 hectares, coconut forest is still a rare feature in the river. Nguyen Chi Trung – Director of the Center for Management – Conservation Hoi An relics said: "The city has proposed to recognize this relic and have a strict management and conservation plan. It is also a place to conserve biodiversity with unique and rare characteristics. "
In this area, there are ecosystems of seagrass in the dunes and surrounding waters. It is also home to many valuable sea animals, especially shrimps, crabs, crabs and molluscs. Seagrass meadows are habitats for many marine species. These mangrove ecosystems also act as a biological filter, accumulate and decompose waste, purifying the water before returning to the sea. Last year, UNESCO recognized Hoi An – Cu Lao Cham as the World Biosphere Reserve, including the mangrove ecosystem in the Lower Thu Bon River.
Exploiting tourism in this ecoregion must be in line with the criteria of friendly, close to the environment. Guests have just discovered the submerged ecosystem of coconut trees, rowing boats, cycling or fishing in the coconut forest has joined waste collection, contributing to environmental protection. "Five years ago, a number of businesses have organized tours exploring this coconut forest and More Attractions of Hoi An For Travelers. The problem is that the management of monuments and tourism operators must ensure proper principles, "- said Dinh Thi Thu Thuy, Head of Trade and Tourism Hoi An.