As Ha Long Bay is becoming one of the biggest destinations in Southeast Asia and in the globe, millions of millions of people are now flocking to Vietnam just to see this amazing works of nature. Apart from being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay has also been voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature just in November 2011.
Inside Ha Long Bay area can be found a few hidden gems that have been there since the beginning of the nineteenth century; these are the fishing villages of Ha Long. All of these floating villages not only make up the overall ecosystem of Ha Long Bay, but also famous for being major tourist spots for some of the cruises in Ha Long Bay. Together with its rich cultural and historical background, the fishing villages of Ha Long definitely is a must see when visiting the area.
There are four residential fishing villages in all of Ha Long Bay: Ba Hang, Cua Van, Cong Tau, and Vong Vieng Villages. All of these four are inhabited by local Vietnamese people that have been living there for generations on boats and floating houses. Many of these people survive mainly from fishing, pearl farming, and aquaculture. But even though they only have a limited source of living, they manage to get by and build decent houses strong enough to protect them from minor climate changes.
The best option for everybody is to book Ha Long cruises or Ha Long Bay tours to be able to explore and discover the culture and history of the local Vietnamese people living in this area. Visitors will have the option to visit the village either by rowing boats or by kayaking.
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