Well-known for its breathtaking karst panorama, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay additionally has a wealthy cultural historical past courting again many hundreds of years.
The floating villages of Halong Bay might be discovered dotted on islands and waters across the bay, and are dwelling to round 1,500 individuals, nonetheless residing a standard life.
Cua Van is the most important floating village in Halong Bay, with a inhabitants of round 750 people. The village floats in a big expanse of clear water, a ways from the mainland. Protected by a bay, it stays comparatively unspoiled and the intense, vibrant homes distinction towards the limestone towers and Halong’s emerald sea.
An enthralling village, Cua Van is an ode to a tradition that's nonetheless comparatively untouched. The 170 households earn an revenue by way of commerce, aquaculture, tourism and fishing - squid boats with their overhanging nets and lights are a standard characteristic of the village. Earnings from ticket gross sales are returned to the individuals of Cua Van.
Tourists visiting the world - by boat or kayaks -will encounter households going about their each day lives within the small area of their homes: cooking, taking part in, consuming, and sleeping.
The villagers are additionally concerned in conservation actions and sail out into the waters of Halong Bay each day to brush the floor of the ocean for garbage, keeping it clean.