Visit the most beautiful Van Gia (Cua Van) fishing village
The houses float on the water and lie in a calm sea, surrounded by majestic limestone mountains called Van Gia - Cua Van. Van Gia floating fishing village is located in Hung Thang commune, Ha Long city, about 20km away from the tourist port.
Van Gia is also called 'Cua Van fishing village'. Photo: Internet
Location of Van Gia floating fishing village
Van Gia floating fishing village (Quang Ninh) is extremely famous between Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. It belongs to Hung Thang commune (Ha Long City). The fishing village is located in the calm sea area covered by rock.
This area is considered as the ideal place for ships to avoid storms. The village is far from mainland about ten kilometers. It is famous for its beautifully adjacent floating houses. Go to the village you will be away from the hustle or car horn. Instead, it is the sound of the wave, the wind, and the sea.
Van Gia floating fishing village belongs to Ha Long Bay. Photo: Internet
Transportation to the village
Because the village is 20km from the tourist boat wharf in Ha Long, you can rent canoes, boats or buy tours to visit the fishing village. After about an hour on the sea through the mountains with different shapes, Van Gia fishing village with many floating houses appears before your eyes. Easier, you can book a cruise trip with Incredible Vietnam Travel to visit Van Gia.
Origin of Van Gia floating fishing village
Van Gia floating fishing village originated from two fishing villages, namely Giang Vong and Truc Vong. This is an indispensable population of Ha Long Bay. So far, there are more than 300 households living in the fishing village. The housing system here close together, extremely cute and lovely. The children are taught by their parents how to row and swim at a young age.
There are more than 300 households in Van Gia. Photo: Internet
Visiting the beautiful fishing village
Being a fisherman
In the village, you will experience being a fisherman through the use of a rowing boat to travel and go sightseeing. The village also has a small center of exhibits such as floating culture, pearl culture infrastructure and the pearls caught by fishermen...
You should also be prepared spiritually because the village does not have large white boats as in the advertising. They only have the traditional wooden boats, and even the boats are not yet licensed to carry tourists. You are not only immersed in the quiet space, strange charm, poetic nature and unique cultural life of fishermen but also directly participate in boating, fishing or catching shrimp with the villagers.
Cua Van - one of most beautiful vialages in the World. Photo: Internet
Vistorical geological treasure
Van Gia floating fishing village also embraces a rich historical geological treasure, which contains the oldest cultural history of Vietnam. Many scientists discovered it when excavating some caves near the village, including Tien Ong Cave.
Kayak around the village
When night falls, visitors will be free to kayak around the village, pull the net with fishermen, go out to squid, and engage in the activities of fishermen. There is a type of tourism that many visitors enjoy when visiting Van Gia - Cua Van is interesting night squid catching.
Follow the boats of the village to the sea to catch squid and go fishing, you can feel the saltiness of the sea. Under the moonlight with the flashing light, the young villagers start to work. The most exciting thing is when you take out the fish and shrimp netted and then cook and enjoy the seafood on the boat.
Coming back to the mainland, you can stay at the fishermen house, listen to the sea song and eat specialties from the sea. If you visit the village on the festival or wedding day of villagers, you can also hear the fishermen performing many folk songs of Ha Long Bay.
Tourists can go fishing at Cua Van. Photo: Internet
Currently, according to the policy of Ha Long People's Committee, Van Gia fishing village consists of only 12 rafts, including classrooms, cultural houses and some new rafts which are suitable for fishermen. They want to protect the environment for the famous natural heritage Ha Long Bay in general and the oldest fishing village in the world in particular.
Let’s come here and create the unique and unforgettable experiences for yourself and your family.