Cua Van Floating Village, Halong Bay

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#6 of 13 in Neighborhoods in Vietnam
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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  • September 28, 2017
    You can either hire a kayak and row around yourself or be towed by one of the locals. They even give you a hat to wear! Ladies row around with goods to buy. A beer cost 100 000! Good to see how they l...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    It is small but great place. Good for kayaking but it is extremely hot in summer. The museum was nice, told us about history. The villiage looked poor, the life there was down.  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    We have seen other floating villages and it makes me feel uncomfortable staring so closely at others living quarters! Obviously it is interesting to see how others live and gives one a better understa...  more »

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