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Vong Vieng Floating Village

Vong Vieng Floating Village

Located far away from the highly popular Cat Ba Island, the littlefishing village of VongViengis off the beaten path. With just about 50 families calling it home and apopulation of300 residents, it is truly a great place to spend the day, relax and soak up the laid-back atmosphere.
Vung Vieng fishing village is located in the northeast of Halong bay and is home to more than 62 households. Vung Vieng has dramatically changed compared to previous years due to support policies and local government aid. People’s living conditions have improved through tourism and Vung Vieng promises to become one of the bay’s most popular tourist destinations.

Out of the four fishing villages in Halong Bay, VongVieng is the les touristy, a perfect fit for travelers seeking to experience local life. After disembarking the mother boat, you will be transferred by rowing boats or do kayaks to enter VongVieng. The village offers a chance for travelers to experience the villager’s daily life as well as observe the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.

These families have lived in this village for generations. They go about their daily lives, oblivious to the buzz surrounding the Heritage site of Ha Long Bay. Living far away from the bustling tourist attractions, the people at VongVieng is friendly and all smiley to curious visitors. It is interesting to take part in the making of fishing nets and processing fishes. The rambunctious children make up one third of the local population and their presence livens up the quitet fishing life.

Once you’ve set food on the peaceful village of VongVieng, be sure to stay over night for the exciting communal activities which only unfold in the evening. Under the majestic moonlight, tourists sit on woven bamboo boats beside the crackling fire, breathe fresh air, listen to folk song duets, drop flower garlands and colored lanterns for luck and watchthe fishermen catching marine products. If you’re lucky to arrive at VongVieng during the annual Ha Long Tourism Week, you’re welcome to participate inthe fishing village festival. Exciting activities vary fromfolk song singing contest, culinary competition, swimming competition and boat handling competition etc.

Visiting the village, tourists have a chance to enjoy “Vong Vieng night” which is considered an attractive and original tourism product. In the evening, under the soft light of the moon and the oil lamps, tourists sit on woven bamboo boats, breathe fresh air, listen to duel love songs, drop flower garlands and colored lanterns for luck and see the fishermen catching marine products. Tourists get strange and unforgetable feeling after enjoying this special kind of tourism product.

In addition, the fishing village festival is held once a year during the Halong Tourism Week. In the festival, tourists can take part in a variety of activities will be held such as folk song singing contest, food processing competition, swimming competition, boat handling competion, etc.

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