Floating village is one of the most special attractions of Ha Long Bay that you will find both beauty of nature and cultural features. Added to the whole fascinating wonder of Ha Long Bay, the floating village is a true water world, with many floating houses rising and falling with the tides, sheltered amidst limestone islands.
Dragon Legend offers a cruise to visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village – one of the biggest and most beautiful fishing village on Halong Bay. It is located in the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay, 24 kilometers from the mainland.
In the past, Vung Vieng fishing village has a population of hundreds local livings. They live on fishing and tourism activities, with food and water being transported from the mainland of a dozen kilometers from there. The colorful floating houses, home to multiple generations, give you a sense of the lifestyle of the local people, who are happy in spite of their modest circumstances. Their houses are well equipped with TVs, cassette, radios, tables, chairs, beds…like basic houses on land. You can imagine how interesting it would be when seeing the children go to “floating school” every morning on some bamboo basket boats on the emerald water like we’re driving a bike on the road. It is so funny and exciting!
Nowadays, according to the policy of authority, all of residents of floating village have to move on land to reside for the sake of ensuring children’s education and life quality. Thus now it looks like the museum through floating houses, school, pearl farms… But we still believe that Vung Vieng village is still an interesting attraction that partly provides our guests a glimpse of “floating lives” on Halong Bay. It was an outstanding feature of local fishing villagers living on the World Heritage Site.
Visit to a floating village in the core zone of World Heritage site is truly an unforgettable experience to appreciate local life and see the whole view of Ha Long bay. Dragon Legend believes that it deserved to be one of the must-try experience when you visit Halong Bay.