Halong Bay floating villages

Known as home to an enormous limestone ecosystem with 1,969 karst islands emerging from the lush emerald water and a great cave system, Halong also houses several floating villages with friendly locals whose life attaches closely with the stunning bay. Such perfect combination of natural beauties and the enticing local life make the bay more fascinating and arouse the curiosity among visitors. A Halong Bay day tour from Hanoi is a good chance for you to explore this place, pay a visit to discover these inducing Halong Bay floating villages with us!

Sunset view on Halong Bay - halong bay floating villages
Sunset view on Halong Bay – Photo from flickr

1. Cua Van Floating Village – Halong Bay floating villages:

The very first name we’d like to call upon among Halong Bay floating villages is Cua Van Floating Village. This floating village is about 20 km from the shore and nests a group of islets. The village is home to more than 300 families whose life depends mainly on fishing on the bay. Cua Van is originated from two ancient fishing villages in Halong Bay including Giang Vong and Truc Vo.

Visiting Cua Van floating village, you can immerse yourselves in to a peaceful and exotic atmosphere, admire the poetic nature and learn about how the fishermen here conduct their living. Let’s take part in boating, net raising and fish catching with them.

Cua Van Floating Village - halong bay floating villages
Cua Van Floating Village – Photo from luciano mortula – Fotolia 

As the biggest and most touristy fishing village in Halong Bay, the accessibility to Cua Van is simple with frequent boat trips going back and forth. You also can choose to stay close to the village by renting a room in a homestay. For those who love water sports like kayaking, you can refer to kayak rental service in the village to explore around or visit nearby stunning caves.

Thanks to its antique and charming scenery and its precious cultural heritages, Cua Van floating village was honored as one of the most beautiful old villages in the world in 2012. And you don’t wanna miss out the chance to visit such an exciting place on your Best one day Halong Bay tour from Hanoi right?

2. Vung Vieng Floating Village:

The next Halong Bay floating village we’d like to introduce is Vung Vieng. 24 km apart from the ferry terminal at Halong Bay, Vung Vieng floating village is an off the beaten track attraction which is suitable for those who prefer less crowded place and wish to spend more time contacting with locals. When coming here, you can join padding over the green water, get closer to the spectacular limestone islands and discover the cultural life of fishermen.

Vung Vieng floating village
Vung Vieng floating village – Photo from Flickr

There are about 50 families living in Vung Vieng floating village whose life links tightly with fishing activities on Halong Bay. There is also one community center which was built as a location for meetings and for locals to sell their handmade products like fish, fruits, vegetables to visitors.

You can take a Halong Bay tour from Hanoi to wander around these exciting floating villages.

Panoramic view of Vung Vieng
Panoramic view of Vung Vieng – Photo from Internet

3. Cong Dam Floating Village – Halong Bay floating villages:

This fishing village can make everyone fall in love with its majestic and poetic beauty of the mountains and the sea. Cong Dam is home to numerous graves, coral reefs, underground lakes in limestone mountains and underwater caves.

The unique point that visitors meet in Cong Dam is a small and ancient village which retains almost the intact and traditional culture of fishing. You will be satisfied when chatting with local people, listening to their stories about their life on the bay in the middle of water and sky.

Cong Dam floating village - halong bay floating villages
Cong Dam floating village – Internet photo

The area is quite far from the mainland and completely separate from the usual tourist routes, so the landscape here also retains many wild features and a very clean environment. When coming here, remember to participate in interesting activities such as kayaking and fishing with fishermen.

4. Ba Hang Floating Village:

This small fishing village will complete the list of Halong Bay fishing villages. Ba Hang literally means three caves located near Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Cave) and Dau Go Cave. The village is home to around 50 families who go fishing and provide kayaking services or rowing boat for visitors as ways of making a living.

Ba Hang Floating Village - halong bay floating villages
Ba Hang Floating Village – Internet photo

Located just 6 km away from Halong City, Ba Hang Floating Village is more modern and developed, it is very convenient for you to visit the village when staying in Halong City. You can participate in kayaking activity, fishing trips and catching squid at midnight. Moreover, you can experience rowing with locals to two imposing grottos in Halong Bay namely Thien Duong Cave and Dau Go Cave.

Don’t miss out the chance to enjoy Halong Bay specialties.

Exploring the local life with these Halong Bay floating villages helps fulfill your Halong journeys. Contact us via our hotline number: +84 9 4161 8080 or via our email: support@goasiadaytrip.com for instant support. Wish you have a great journey!

Peaceful view of the UNESCO Halong Bay
Peaceful view of the UNESCO Halong Bay – Photo from vietnamtourism


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