Vung Vieng Fishing Village is an attraction in Halong Bay. Most of the junks and cruises would pass by one of these floating villages and would probably make a short stop at a fish farm to see daily life.
How to get there?
Depend on your itinerary of your Halong Bay cruise trip, visiting Vung Vieng village is included or not. After disembark the big boat, you will be transfer by rowing boats, tender boats, or doing kayaking to enter Vung Vieng fishing village. Some inhabitants came to pick you up with little bamboo boat touring their village. After entering the village gate, you have a chance to experience the villagers’ daily life as well as the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.
The village is a “floating village”. There are no structures built on land as most of the rock islands in the area are too poor to be cultivated, daily life in the village is very hard and poor. Food and water are imported from the mainland; the main income is from fishing and tourism activities. They have a deal with the cruise companies who bring them tourists to paddle around their homes.
What to discover?
Their floating houses look spacious. The well-off families even have tiled roof houses with radios, television sets, tables and chairs, etc. There is one community house here where villagers come to have meetings. Here is also the place tourist’s stopover to shop some traditional handmade items.
Visitors here are lured in by the beautiful fishing village – little houses on the water, groups of living house tied together to defend against storms and typhoons, the simple and honest fishermen and the sunburnt faces of the innocent little children. It is all peaceful and charming.
Halong Paloma Cruise offers 2 days 1 night and 3days 2 nights trip to visit Vung Vieng fishing village that makes senses in a unique path to see local life.