The most beautiful fishing villages in Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay

The most beautiful fishing villages in Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay

Halong tourism, of course, cannot lack a visit to the mysterious caves, deserted beaches, or excursions on luxury overnight cruises, etc.

However, if you are passionate about discovering Halong Bay culture, then you will not want to miss the long-standing destinations in this article.

Can you guess what they are?

They are famous fishing villages in Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.

Nestled by the rocky mountains in the peaceful sea of ​​Halong, these floating villages used to be honored by foreign tourist sites. So, what makes them so interesting? Let's find out.

The fishing village culture in Halong

Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay not only carry in themselves the fanciful scenery of a natural heritage but are also particularly attractive because of the beautiful fishing villages on the bay. Quang Ninh people have been living on the sea for many years, creating fishing villages with unique and valuable cultural values.

Halong Bay fishing villages

Halong Bay fishing villages

The fishing villages on the sea become one of the unique tourist products in the journey to discover Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. The famous fishing villages here include Cua Van, Ba Hang, Vung Vieng and the fishing village on Bai Tu Long Bay. All appear as poetic as pictures with typical simple features.

On the water, these fishing villages have many boathouses and fish rafts. The main activity of the fishermen here is fishing and aquaculture. The unique and interesting daily activities of fishermen mingle with the architecture of the fishing villages of pure Vietnamese beauty, emphasizing the cultural values ​​of the coastal community.

In the midst of a vast green water world with undulating rocky mountains mixed with the clear blue sky, the poetic beauty of nature and the bustling fishing village life have created a rare beauty. The villages float with the tides, sheltered by magnificent limestone mountains.

The experience of visitors

Coming to the fishing villages, visitors are immersed in the pristine and rustic natural scenery and are directly guided to join the activities of boating, net fishing, fishing, etc. The poetic scenery of the waves and the hospitable fishermen have created a special attraction for the fishing village community.

Visit the fishing villages by boat

Visit the fishing villages by boat

The pristine feature of the raft house on the bay, the model of fishing villages, and the cultural products of fishing villages are preserved and introduced to tourists. The tourist service activities of the fishing village for travelers continue to develop and are still undertaken by the fishing villagers, without commercialization which causes losing the gentle beauty of the villages. Maintaining the pace of fishing villages helps the tourism on Halong Bay develop sustainably.

Activities to protect Halong fishing village culture

To ensure the marine environment in the area of ​​Halong Bay World Heritage, in 2014, Quang Ninh implemented a project to relocate fishing villages on Halong Bay to the shore. Particularly, the fishing village in Bai Tu Long Bay is maintained and developed, keeping its lively rhythm and busy activities.

Sadly, the fishing villages of Cua Van, Vung Vieng, and Ba Hang are no longer crowded and lively as before. In order to preserve the beauty and value of Halong fishing village culture, all fishing activities on the fishing grounds are maintained, ensuring the architectural status, living spaces, and functions of the inherent infrastructure of each house here.

Cua Van fishing village - one of the top ancient villages in the world

As a place with ancient beauty, Cua Van fishing village exudes special charm. This is also a convergence of the typical traditional culture of the sea. Also, from the above factors, Cua Van fishing village was voted in the list of 16 most beautiful old villages in the world in 2012  by the tourist website of

The ancient beauty of Cua Van fishing village

The ancient beauty of Cua Van fishing village

Considered as a "small oasis" surrounded by majestic nature, Cua Van fishing village is hidden behind tall rocky mountains. It protects the essence of marine culture for so long.

The generations of the fishing village lived on the boat and attached to the sea. They regard the boat as home and the sea as their homeland. Fishermen in the fishing villages have associated with fishing for decades of life so that the people and nature here are like a unity, are inseparable.

The famous fishing villages of Quang Ninh such as Cua Van, Ba Hang, Vung Vieng, and Bai Tu Long Bay are poetic as pictures with typical simplicity, becoming the must-visit destination of many tourists. If you love them, plan a trip to Halong Bay now. For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our website. Please like and share the article with others if you find it interesting. Thank you.