Exploring the unique fishing villages in Lan Ha bay

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Working on the boats in Lan Ha bay (zewanderingfrogs.com)
Working on the boats in Lan Ha bay (zewanderingfrogs.com)

Lan Ha bay is famous for not only the pristine and gorgeous nature, but also for the interesting daily life of people in the following fishing villages.

The interesting life in Cua Van fishing village
The interesting life in Cua Van fishing village

Cai  Beo village

Cai Beo fishing village has the relics of thousands of years old, now become a famous tourist destination in Lan Ha bay, attracting many domestic and foreign tourists.

Cai Beo fishing village is home of about 300 households, which are more than 600 people. Viewed from a distance, Cai Beo appears beautiful with the green water, rock mountains, and blue sky. The dreaming look of nature and the life of the local fishermen have created a rare beauty for this place. On the water surface, many boat houses joined together into groups. Besides boats, Cai Beo bay also has the floating houses lying together with the fish cages. From this home to another one, people can easily walk on a small bridge across or on the cages.

Visiting Cai Beo, tourists can hire a boat to wander between floating houses raising fish and learn the life of people here. Admiring the picturesque beauty of Cai Beo, visitors will also listen to the interesting and close sides of the fishing village through the story of the fishermen, stop at the fishing raft to observe the fish processing, and immerse in the simple life and tranquility of the fishing village. More than that, visitors can also enjoy the specialties such as fish, geoduck, and shrimp in the floating restaurants which are extremely fresh and tasty.

Van Gia village (zewanderingfrogs.com)
Van Gia village (zewanderingfrogs.com)

Viet Hai village

Viet Hai village is located in Cat Ba island district of Haiphong city. With a population of over 300 people, this idyllic village is surrounded by high mountains and jungles of Cat Ba National Park. Viet Hai village has attracted many tourists to visit, especially the foreigners who are passionate to explore and want to find a quiet and peaceful space. Visiting Viet Hai fishing village, tourists will feel the quiet and peaceful atmosphere with the charming landscape of the northern village.

Previously, Viet Hai was almost separated from the outside world. The wild mountains, forests, and pristine landscape here are like the life of the ancient Vietnam people. It is also a unique attraction for tourists to participate in the journey to discover Cat Ba. The local people in Viet Hai still maintain their ancestor’s lifestyle, containing the “primitive” features that families with motorbikes are considered the richest people in the village.

The foreign tourists appreciate the peaceful beauty of Viet Hai village. Houses in the village are very small, simple, and beautiful among the green scenery. People living in Viet Hai are very grateful and they always love each other. In particular, they  are very friendly with tourists. Visitors can get help any time in this village whenever they’re in trouble.

Working on the boats in Lan Ha bay (zewanderingfrogs.com)
Working on the boats in Lan Ha bay (zewanderingfrogs.com)

Recently, biking in Viet Hai village becomes an interesting experience for tourists. From Viet Hai port to the village, visitors will bike on the concrete road with two sides of green forest and colorful flowers besides the small lakes. The roads in Viet Hai are very clean and romantic, offering travelers a memorable fun when visiting here. All the pristine and unique natural landscapes with the friendly people will certainly leave an impression in the minds of tourists traveling to the village.

Van Gia village

The beautiful Lan Ha bay has an ancient fishing village of over 100 years old. There are hundreds of families living in Van Gia by fishing and raising fish. Traveling here, tourists will feel the floating beauty of the village in the mist, and surprise in front of the majestic and mystery limestone mountains in the bay. Indeed, nature has favored this place with an elegant, peaceful, and lively landscape of Lan Ha bay. Certainly with the gentle sea breathe, fresh seafood, and the strong, liberal people, Van Gia village will make visitors do not want to come home when arriving here.

Cua Van village

The beautiful curvy road in Viet Hai village
The beautiful curvy road in Viet Hai village

If Halong bay is a gorgeous creation of nature, Cua Van is definitely a wonder of the fishermen. In 2012, Cua Van fishing village was stated in the list of 16 most beautiful ancient villages in the world on Journeyetc.com travel website. The criteria for villages in this list are ancient, gracefulness, and preservation of traditional culture. Journeyetc.com had chosen Cua Van because of the convergence of these three most important elements.

In Cua Van floating village, there are more than 300 households living mainly by fishing. People here set up the floating houses along the foot of the stone islands.  The fishing village with some houses located of dozens of kilometers far away from the coastline looks like the valleys on the sea. In here, many small and beautiful floating houses are built next to each other. Without any sounds of car horn as on the shore, there are only the sounds of the fishermen calling, asking, and laughing with each other, and the echo of fishing boats colliding.

The rustic life among the dreaming scenery of Lan Ha (zewanderingfrogs.com)
The rustic life among the dreaming scenery of Lan Ha (zewanderingfrogs.com)

Coming to the unique fishing villages in Lan Ha, tourists are not only immersed in the quiet and peaceful space, the charming natural scenery but they also learn about the cultural life of fishermen here. If this is useful for your trip, please like and share with others. Thank you.