Halong is always an attractive and enchanting destination in Vietnam for stunning nature and beautiful sights. Moreover, Cua Van fishing village is also a great attraction that you shouldn’t miss in your Halong tours to explore interesting culture and life here.

1. Overview

Cua Van or Van Gia fishing village is recently recognized as one of the 16 most beautiful ancient villages in the world by Journeyetc.com – a reputable traveling website. To be named in this list, these villages must be old, charming, and remain its tradition and original culture. Cua Van fishing village in Halong has all these main factors. With beautiful nature and interesting culture, this village is one of the best choices for your Halong tour.

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Cua Van fishing village

2. Nature

This fishing village has been introduced in many Halong tours reviews for its stunning nature. The pretty floating village is embraced by majestic limestone mountain range. The surrounding scenery is incredibly romantic, lyrical, and picturesque with small fishing boats in various hues, making a vivid painting on Halong sea bay. It’s also one of a few villages in the world which still preserve the appealing pristine beauty. The life of local people isn’t disturbed by the busy life outside their village.

[Cua Van village]
[Cua Van village]

3. Life in Cua Van

In this floating village, there are over 200 families settling and working in the fishing career. They built floating houses sticking to the rock cliffs of mountains in the bay. Visiting here, you can feel the peace but not the silence of people’s lives with charming folk songs they sing every day.

[Fishermen in Cua Van]
[Fishermen in Cua Van]
In Cua Dai village, you are impressed and enchanted by not only the picturesque scenery or the bustling life here, but also the green life style of local people. Every floating house in the village is kept clean, neat, and tidy. Villagers alternatively row their boat to collect the garbage on the sea, practice saving water, and reduce the sewage to the sea. That’s why the environment is always clean and fresh.

[Villagers go fishing]
[Villagers go fishing]

4. The ancient village

Cua Van village was founded from two ancient fishing villages of Giang Vong and Truc Vong, together with islands, and became an important part of Halong Bay. Visiting Cua Van, you can be easily impressed and enchanted by the images of pretty boats, bamboo baskets hanging in front of houses, small houses connecting together to stand more firmly in the storm, and naughty children with tanned skin and gorgeous smiles. This peaceful and idyllic picture of life would leave a deep impression in your mind and a good memory of your wonderful Halong tours.

[Floating houses in the village]
[Floating houses in the village]
When the night comes, tourists can join with fishermen to go fishing overnight. Every night, villagers will sail their boats offshore to catch squids. You can catch small fishes, shrimps, or squids trapped in the net, cook this fresh seafood, and enjoy them. In the nights of festivals or wedding party, especially, you can enjoy them with charming folk songs performed by local people.

5. Activities

Visiting Cua Dai village, you can enjoy a peaceful, calm, and charming atmosphere, a poetically splendid scenery, and meet friendly and helpful villagers. You will have a chance to not only explore the spectacular scenery but also experience the life of the villagers. Moreover, these hospitable people will take you to visit their village, show you how to row the boat, do fishing work, and catch other seafood. There are many other exciting things you can experience and enjoy after your Halong tours booking.

[Exploring Cua Van village by boat]
[Exploring Cua Van village by boat]
You can go by boat from Halong Bay or Beo port in Cat Ba to visit Lan Ha Bay, and then reach Cua Van village. Coming here, you should go kayaking to explore Sang Cave after crossing a stunning red coral reef right under the clear blue water. You can also join many local people as they carefully collect oysters in the rocks to bring home to cook in the soup.

[Kayaking trip]
[Kayaking trip]
Cua Van is one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Visiting this pretty fishing village, you can explore the picturesque sceneries, beautiful culture, and many other attractions. With stunning nature and unique culture, Cua Van would be a must-visit destination in your amazing tour in Halong Bay.