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The fishing village in Halong Bay

Children in Cua Van fishing village are at the age of 5 can sail and swim

If Halong Bay is the garden of natural castles on the Earth, Cua Van fishing village will be an unique marvel of fishermen of Halong.

Cua Van fishing village was added to the list of 16 most beautiful historic villages of the world in 2012 by Journeyetc.com travel sites. In order to be selected by this website, villages have to be charming, ancient and be a particular traditional subculture. Cua Van fishing village in Halong Bay, Quang Ninh was chosen because it could meet the requirement of these criteria. Indochina travel Cambodia

Cua Van fishing village impresses visitors by its natural beauty

Cua Van fishing village impresses visitors by its natural beauty-source: internet

  1. What the origin of Cua Van is and where Cua Van fishing village is

What is the origin of the name Cua Van?

Cua Van has the origin from Giang Vong and Truc Vong ancient fishing villages in Halong Bay’s bank. Residents in Cua Van fishing village explain that because this fishing village is located in an area that are surrounded by many high limestone mountains and there has a wide entrance like a giant gate. Gate means Cua (Cửa) in Vietnamese. And Van (Vạn) means fishermen.

Where is Cua Van fishing village?

Cua Van fishing village is in Hung Thang ward, Halong city in Quang Ninh. This fishing village is in quiet area and wrapped by stone mountains around. This area is an ideal place for boats and ships to anchor. Cua Van fishing village is located far from the shore, beside mountains as valleys on the sea. There have hundreds of small lovely houses that are adjacent to each other. There has no traffic’s noise. There only have the voices of fishermen when they call each other and when they tap on the boats to fish.

A peaceful Cua Van fishing village on the clear blue water

A peaceful Cua Van fishing village on the clear blue water-source: internet

  1. How Cua Van fishing village beautiful is

Travelling to Cua Van, you will be attractive by boats’ beauty and bamboo baskets that are anchored in front of doorstep. You will see the houses are tied together in order to against thunderstorms. You also see hospitable residents in Cua Van village, dark-skin-children with petite figures and bright innocent smiles… You will find the real peace and pristine beauty of a typical fishing village in Vietnam.

Travelling to Cua Van fishing village, you should spend time to enjoy many new and unique forms of tourism there like visiting Tien Ong Cave, climbing the mountains, squid fishing, and fishing in lakes. You will sit on bamboo boats or bamboo baskets to move along Cua Van. Fishermen in Cua Van will be excellent sailors for you during your trip in Cua Van. Halong bay Dragon Pearl cruise

Travelling around Cua Van fishing village by bamboo boats

Travelling around Cua Van fishing village by bamboo boats-source: internet

Do you know how Cua Van fishing village beautiful is in night? When the night comes, you should follow fishermen in Cua Van fishing village, join in fishing with them, squid fishing and immerse yourself into their life, you will understand more about the life of fishermen in this peaceful area. In the moonlit night, following the rural women in this fishing village to fish in nights, you will absolutely be eager to see funny shapes moving on Limestone Mountains. The best experience is that when you fish by yourself, you can net to catch fish, squid and shrimps by your hands and then you cook by yourself and enjoy your seafood cuisines- your sweet result during an interesting night in the fishing village. It is a great and indescribable feeling.

Moreover, whenever there have festivals or weddings in Cua Van fishing village, you will have the chance of listening to Ghẹo or Chèo đường (Tourists will have chance of hearing Ghẹo, Chèo đường. This is an oratorio form with many endemism folk songs in Halong Bay area. These are unique of Cua Van fishing village in particular and of Halong in general).

Singing on the boat in the wedding- a special feature of Cua Van’s fishermenSinging on the boat in the wedding- a special feature of Cua Van’s fishermen

Singing on the boat in the wedding- a special feature of Cua Van’s fishermen-source: internet

  1. Some more detail things about fishermen in Cua Van fishing village

Cua Van fishing village is far from the coast about 30 kilometers. There have more than 300 households with about 1000 people living mainly by fishing. Most of fishermen in Cua Van village spend whole their lives living on the boats and sea. To fishermen in Cua Van, the boats and the sea are their homes, their hometown. Not only their bodies but also their souls stick to their small bamboo boats and the sea. In this village, the children from 4 or 5 years old, they learn how to swim and sail. I really admire them.

Nowadays, Cua Van fishing village is a famous destination in Halong so there have many choices for you. You can choose cruises to overnight on Halong Bay or you can choose tourist branches so that you won’t have to worry about accommodation when travelling to Cua Van fishing village anymore. On the other hands, you can also choose homestay to overnight and have your own interesting experiences with the residents there.

Children in Cua Van fishing village are at the age of 5 can sail and swim

Children in Cua Van fishing village are at the age of 5 can sail and swim-source: internet

We have to admit that tours are innovated and changed regularly with more attractive and diversify programs, however; Cua Van fishing village has always been a destination can’t be without for tourists’ trip when travelling to Halong.

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