Cua Van Floating Village, Halong Bay

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Experience a different way of life as you row through Cua Van Floating Village, surrounded by mountains and home to about 700 people living in floating homes. The area is also home to a diverse marine and coastal ecosystem. Money gained from tours and fees helps support the traditional culture and lifestyle of this region. For Cua Van Floating Village and beyond, use our Halong Bay road trip planning site to get the most from your Halong Bay vacation.
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  • We visited by small sampan from an overnight cruise in Halong Bay. Fascinating to see how the fishermen exist and make a living right out here. The village has floating homes as well as boats, communi...  more »
  • If you are cruising on Halong Bay you must take the opportunity to visit a floating fishing village. You can borrow a kayak and make your own way around the islands and the village or the locals will ...  more »
  • The floating village is something out of a period travel book - a way of life you didn’t expect to still exist. Happy & friendly people in spite of viewing tourists. Fish farms, sea eagles, rowing boa...  more »

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When touring the scenic bay, most people stay in Halong City, where you can find many budget hotels, motels, and backpacker-style hostel lodgings. Another option is staying on Cat Ba, one of the larger islands in the bay, which features a variety of affordable hotels. You can also choose to stay in the port city of Haiphong and take day trips to explore Halong Bay.
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