Cua Van Floating Village

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Located in Hung Thang Commune, Ha Long city, Cua Van Floating village is 20 km far from the south of Bai Chay Tourist Wharf. It is a quiet and beautiful village surrounded by thousands of green islets.

This village has a population of 733 in 176 households. They mainly earn their livelihood by fishing. They live on small floating houses anchored in sheltered coves at the bases of tall mountainous islands to protect from storms and typhoons.

Visiting the village, tourists have an opportunity to experience the villagers’ daily life as well as the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen, who live in the World Heritage Area of Halong Bay. Travelers will be attracted by the beautiful fishing village images, the simple and honest fishermen and the sun burnt faces of the little children. All are peaceful and charming.

Cua Van village is unique as it is the only village with a primary school and a clinic. The village is home to generations of fishermen many of whom never leave, but grow up and become old in this tiny unique world where they are born into. The children here learn to how swim before they learn to walk, Thus, they can row little  on their own, even when they are only at about 5 or 6 years old.

Due to this extraordinary small community and its distinctive way of life, Cua Van is a highlight when visiting Halong Bay. Up to now, Cua Van village has becoming a tourist attraction and has been present in the itinerary of most of all tourist agencies. In the future, a Floating Cultural Center will be built in Cua Van floating village which will be an important interaction between the Cua Van villagers and tourists.

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