Vung Vieng Village: A Hidden Gem inside Halong Bay

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Vung Vieng village

Vietnam is well known for its water-related characteristics. This vital component is closely connected to every aspect of local life. Water can be found almost everywhere in life, including in places like rice fields and rivers where people frequently live. It comes as no surprise, then, that fishing or floating villages are quite common throughout the nation. One of many is the fishing village of Vung Vieng.

Vung Vieng Village is a small fishing village situated in Bai Tu Long Bay, an extension area of the well-known Halong Bay. More than 100 families live here and rely on fishing and selling their catch to local farmers for a living. This community has a unique culture and lifestyle, with traditional fishing practices that have been passed down from generation to generation.


Things to do


Experience the local life of fishermen in Halong Bay


The life in Vung Vieng Village
The life in Vung Vieng Village/@pelomundocomoscar

Fishermen have been here for a long time, and their culture would be fascinating. There would be amazing things to learn while visiting this small community, from how they catch the fish to how they build floating homes and even manage to live a normal life in the middle of the sea. Despite their remote location and the harsh conditions of life in the sea, fishermen are friendly and eager to share their way of life with outsiders.

Some enterprising locals have set up show workshops to give curious tourists a taste of life in a floating village by allowing them to try their hands at net weaving and fishing. Night tours and squid fishing at night are also available.During these show workshops, visitors get an insight into how the villagers are able to survive in this difficult and isolated environment.


Kayaking to explore surroundings


The surrounding of Vung Vieng is very calm, make it a perfect place to do kayaking. You could rent a kayak from local for 50,000vnd/hour, and leisurely sailing around the village to enjoy the quiet and unspoiled beauty of its area. 

Vung Vieng fishing village
Vung Vieng fishing village/@freetworoan

Getting to Vung Vieng


Taking an overnight cruise to Halong Bay is the most convenient way to get to Vung Vieng Village. These cruise packages typically take you all the way around Halong Bay, so you’ll see more than just Vung Vieng Village. The trip costs between $120 and $170 USD per person and includes everything from on-board activities to four meals, kayaking, swimming, and other activities. With a variety of packages available, from budget-friendly to luxury overnight cruises, these tours provide you with an excellent way to take in the beauty of Halong Bay and Vung Vieng village.


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    Destination: Bai Tu Long Bay – Cap La – Cong Do – Thien Canh Son Cave

     Free Kayaking, Private Balcony

    From: $130


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