Riding a bicycle in a pristine, beautiful, and placid countryside sounds attractive to all ecofriendly tourists who desire to mingle with Nature, and Viet Hai Fishing Village in Cat Ba Island is an excellent site to visit. The village is rich in cultural experiences as well as nature-friendly biking and sightseeing that opens an escape for everybody to steer clear of any urban stress.
Top Information about Viet Hai Fishing Village
This village is a part of Cat Ba National Park, Cat Ba Island, Cai Hai District, Hai Phong Vietnam. Due to its protected location, the site remains placid, pristine, and captivating which is just perfect for culture and ecotourism. In an area of 141 hectares, Viet Hai village is walled by forested mountains, which separate it from the outside noises and preserves the traditional lifestyle based on fishing, farming, alcohol making, and raising animals. There count nearly 80 households who are the native residents of Halong Bay, who offer friendly welcome and beautiful cultural experiences to newcomers.
Activities to Do in Viet Hai Fishing Village
After knowing how to get to Lan Ha Bay, most of travelers arrive in Viet Hai village. The village owns the ideal countryside roads for biking and other nature-friendly experiences amid the spectacular landscape. Of course, sightseeing opportunities are just infinite, and you can expect to meet the friendly locals who welcome you with a sincere smile. Get a chance to observe the old wooden house with the thatch roof and basic furniture. Especially, it’s easy to notice the stone mortars in front of the house, plus the water urns and ceramic items. The more kilometers you bike, the more beautiful and interesting scenes you will see. Feel free to stop at any spots that you feel like sightseeing or photographing.
Along with that, the journey on the two-wheel vehicle can be replaced by the on-foot adventure that you trek around 17km through the jungle of Cat Ba National Park toward the village. Note that there is also another fantastic choice of Lan Ha Bay Cruises that include Viet Hai fishing village in the itinerary. So if you trek, expect to befriend with the jungle and enjoy the preserved beauty. And if you cruise and then disembark at Viet Hai harbor, be ready to communicate with the locals, enjoy the serenity, and breathe the fresh air.
Even the simple walking around the corners of the village can bring you some peace. By watching how the local farmers are working on the rice fields beside the water buffalos, it is easy to feel peaceful and refreshing. The landscape of greenness and serenity is valuable while the hospitable nature of the people is highly appreciated. What’s more, catch your learning opportunities to figure out how they go fishing traditionally or how they do their farming jobs.
Indeed, Viet Hai Fishing Village is a must-see highlight in the areas of Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island which helps people to forget the bustling city life in some moments. There, you find no frustration due to the noisy car beeps or project deadlines. Rather, all things to do are to go cycling (whenever you like), swimming in the nearby beaches, climb the mountains, get to know the fishing traditions, sightseeing the green rice paddies, and more. Furthermore, homestay in Viet Hai village in Cat Ba Island is a nice trend for backpackers and visitors who want more than one day of cultural experience, countryside biking, or just peace.
Tour to Viet Hai Fishing Village, you will be showered with the off-the-beaten-track trails for cycling and trekking, as well as the pristine beauty of Nature, the rustic lifestyle and culture. The sporty outdoor treat will boost your mood and create various amazing photography opportunities.
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