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Saturday, 25 Oct 2014

Visiting Floating Villages in Halong Bay

Halong Bay, on Vietnam’s northeastern seacoast, is often considered one of the world’s most beautiful bays. Halong Bay is also significant for cultural and historical reasons. The bay is a home of the ancient Viet people with occupation by various cultures dating back some 18.000 years and many important cultural and many important cultural and historical relics from these peoples have been found. The fishing communities who live on the bay retain their own special culture.

The floating village is a cultural heritage and tourist attraction in Halong bay, Vietnam. People have been living in these houses for hundred of year with fishing as the main income activity. This beautiful Bay is also famous for many floating fishing villages with about 600 residents who sustain through fishing and fish cultivation activities… it is a magically calm place, an escape from the hustle of Vietnam streets. There are four residential areas of fishermen living on a bay, about 400 households totaling approximately 1000 people. The fishermen live on boats and floating wooden houses in the coze-zone of Halong Bay, which is dozens of kilometers away from the mainland. They have no home or land ownership and their main livelihood is fishing and aquaculture.

The Visitors often travel to enjoy life in some villages such as: Vong Vieng Village, Cua Van Village, Ba Hang Village or Cap De Village in Hung Thang Commune. Cua Van is the largest village with about 130 floating houses and a population of about 600 people. Halong is very rich of marine resource which the fishermen live on. They often start their work in the early morning and sell achievement for large boats carrying fresh fish to markets on land.

The local villagers are the original inhabitants of Halong Bay who have lived on the sea for several generations. They were created a diverse culture of fishing and living. In the peaceful atmosphere of fishing village, tourists will be welcomed with fresh seafood and folksong performance (in Vietnamese: “hat gheo” or “hat cheo duong”).

You could easily transfer to floating village by cruise tour daily. In this cruise tour, you could both visiting floating village and join activities: swimming, kayaking, diving…You should enjoy seafood to be made by local villagers or you can buy drying product and hand-made of local people for friends and family.

Other Things to do in Halong Bay

Swimming in Halong Bay Halong, the World Natural Heritage Site, was blessed with calm and clear sea water. Therefore, there is no better way to experience wild nature of Halong Bay than swimming. Dipping in cool jade-green water of Halong Bay, tourists will feel free and relaxing. Read more →
Kayaking in Halong Bay Halong Bay is considered as one of the most ideal place for kayaking in the world. Kayaking service is available with many imported kayaks. Joining guided kayaking in Halong Bay Read more →
Cycling - Trekking on The Beach of Halong Bay In order to deeply enjoy quiet atmosphere and scenic setting on the beach, cycling and trekking will be a good suggestion for the trip on Halong Bay... Read more →
Scuba-Diving in Halong Bay For tourists who love discovery, scuba-diving will be a favorite activity on Halong Bay. By scuba-diving, tourists will have chance to see the wonderful underwater world of Halong by their all eyes. Read more →
Caving in Halong Bay Halong was honored twice with the title "World Natural Heritage Site" by the UNESCO as its value of geology, geomorphology. Therefore, visitors once coming to Halong Bay shouldn't miss the chance to explore grotto system there.. Read more →
Mountain Climbing in Halong Bay Mountain climbing is most favored by tourists who like energetic activities. Seaside lime-stone mountains are interesting challenges for tourists to reach the top... Read more →
Halong Bay Cruising Visiting the most famous Vietnamese World Heritage Site with halong bay cruises is bound to be one of the highlights of your travel itinerary in Vietnam. Cruising is the best way to explore and feel attraction of Halong bay. You could see drowned karst landscape that has been elevated and eroded over millions of years to create thousands of small Read more →
Squid Fishing on Halong Bay Squid fishing on Halong Bay at night is an interesting activity at which tourists can experience the feeling of being a fisherman. Tourists will have the instruction from local fishermen about how to fish a squid in the sea. Read more →
Helicopter Tours Halong Bay Helicopter tour (also called air-taxi) is a new tourism service that has been provided since August 2008. Taking part in a helicopter tour, tourists can visit famous sightseeing of Halong Bay in just 45 minutes. Read more →
Parasailing in Halong Bay Parasailing is an adventurous activity that recently has provided on Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay as well as many beaches of Vietnam (like Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Vung Tau). Read more →