Vung Vieng Floating Village

Vung Vieng Floating Village

This is one of four floating villages known around the whole area of Halong, Bai Tu Long and Lan Ha Bay. This is one village that is a bit too far out for the regular tourist. Established in the 19th century, the village was created to help fishermen live closer to their daily work. There are just a few residents remaining, last counted at around 300 or so. The marine culture around these parts is being reduced. 

The residents still rely heavily on selling fish and get some extra income through tourism. The wealthier families have all the mod-cons, such as TV, oak furniture and smartphones. Business was going well but in recent years has faded somewhat. Most have been relocated to the mainland. More villagers are being encouraged to move to the coast. This might be the time to visit before these villages disappear forever. 

The village still retains a way of life dating back to the time of creation. This is its appeal. Visitors can stop off during the day and visit various houses designated for visitors. You can learn to weave fishing nets and even go fishing with the locals. The overnight option offers squid fishing with local experts. The locals around love this way of life. 

Some people take a quick look whereas others want a deeper insight into this disappearing way of life. Come and see it while it is still in full swing. This is one of the places to see while in Bai Tu Long Bay. 

Most cruise liners stop off at Vung Vieng Fishing Village. This is a stop on a 2- or 3-day Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise Tour.

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