Vung Vieng Floating Village


Vung Vieng floating village is situated in the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay, about 24 km from the mainland. Wonderful natural landscapes along with the tranquil life of the locals have turned this fishing village into an appealing attraction of Bai Tu Long bay.

Surrounded by endlessly stretching limestone mountains, Vung Vieng fishing village boasts a peaceful scenery and a picturesque view of a local fishing village floating on the turquoise water. You will have a chance to enjoy a poetic space, far away from the hustle of the urban life here.

Out of the four fishing villages in Halong Bay including Vung Vieng, Cua Van, Cong Dam, Ba Han, Vung Vieng floating village is the least touristy. This is a perfect fit for travelers seeking to experience the traditional culture and customs of local fishermen who have adapted their way of life on water for generations.

Visiting Vung Vieng fishing village will give you a glimpse into the life of the people in the area. There are about 30 families living in clusters of houses anchored within the natural protection of surrounding mountains.

The population is somewhere between 150 and 200 residents with nearly 100 fishermen. The village’s traditional earnings, which come solely from fishing, are exchanged for food they cannot cultivate and for fresh water which can only be imported from mainland. Visitors to Bai Tu Long bay now bring them extra income through rowing boat services.

Most activities of the locals in Vung Vieng are closely associated with the waters and spectacular limestone islands. It is the difference on natural conditions and living habits that creates distinct cultural characteristics, making the village a unique beauty nowhere to be found.

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