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    Floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay, on Vietnam’s northeastern seacoast, is often considered one of the world’s most beautiful bays. Halong Bay is also significant for cultural and historical reasons. The bay is a home of the ancient Viet people with occupation by various cultures dating back some 18.000 years and many important cultural and many important cultural and historical relics from these peoples have been found. The fishing communities who live on the bay retain their own special culture.

    Floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay

    Floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay. There are some villages in the World Heritage Site: Ba Hang, Cua Van, Vung Vieng and Cong Dam. 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 observe daily life or just for the visitors to have a peek into the basic living of the villagers. Among many activities in program, the one which is found to be the most enjoyable was the visit to the floating village. Some inhabitants came to pick you up with little sampan touring their village.

    People have been living in these houses for hundred of year with fishing as the main income activity. This beautiful Bay is also famous for many floating fishing villages with about 600 residents who sustain through fishing and fish cultivation activities… it is a magically calm place, an escape from the hustle of Vietnam streets. There are four residential areas of fishermen living on a bay, about 400 households totaling approximately 1000 people. The fishermen live on boats and floating wooden houses in the coze-zone of Halong Bay, which is dozens of kilometers away from the mainland. They have no home or land ownership and their main livelihood is fishing and aquaculture.

    Floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay

    Can you imagine how the life going on in floating village in Halong bay? For most of us a cruise on the emerald green waters of Halong Bay is an once in a lifetime experience, so it may be difficult to imagine living day to day life surrounded by the incredible beauty of this famous bay. But for the families of Halong Bay’s floating fishing village who living in a water world is second nature. Rising and falling with the tide, these villages have been home to generation after generation of fishermen who earn their living from the bay’s bountiful supply of marine life and growing tourism in the region.

    Floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay

    Visiting floating villages, tourists will have time interacting with many generations live by the fishing in the Bay. All people lived on a small boat and were illiterate. However, when supporting policies have taken effect, people’s living has become better and children can go to school. Education for children here is an important matter to be concerned. When life is not easy, they need to know how to survive by learning swimming, helping their parents. The children learn to swim before they can walk. Actually, their life will be the same as their parents if nothing changes.

    Floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay

    Visitors will see the floating school, where the children go. The village also survives from tourism. In fact, tours to visit the fishing village on the Bay are increasingly attracted many tourists. The unique feature of its tourism product is tourism activities involved in cultural conservation. This is an effective method to diversify tourism products.

    There have been a lot of changes in village due to tourism. Local people have raised awareness on the environmental protection. In addition to the propagation of local government and the support of international organizations, people have self-conscious to protect the environment by not discharging trash into the sea and waste treatment. Each person is not only an effective communicator but also an employee directly involved in the process of environmental protection.

    Specially, tourists will have time interacting with friendly fishermen and visiting floating Pearl Farm to know how to make a real pearl.

    Floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay

    Both villages can be visited by tourists by joining any major Ha Long Bay Cruises in the area. Each cruise will give its guests some opportunities to visit these villages either by rowing boats or by kayaking. Tourists who are visiting the villages will have a bigger picture of how the people live and survive in such small and secluded communities. Some may even have a chance to participate in village events and celebrations depending on the season. Coming here, you can also enjoy seafood to be made by local villagers or you can buy drying product and hand-made of local people for friends and family.

    Floating villages are among the most special attractions of Halong Bay

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