The inhabitants of the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay, long before western tourists arrived, lived their lives in coexistence with the sea. Some have become so attached to their life on the waves that they live in floating villages. Explore a unique lifestyle by paying a visit to Vung Vieng floating village.
Just over 20 kilometres from the tourist ferry terminal at Ha Long City, Vung Vieng Village is nestled among the limestone peaks, unaffected by ocean waves or strong wind.
Vung Vieng and the other floating villages located in Ha Long Bay can only be approached by sea, providing travellers with an excuse to experience the expansive skies and wonderful seascapes of myriad limestone outcrops rising steeply from the water.
Here, small wooden houses bob on the undulating waves. Transportation is by small rowing boat if between the various buildings or by a larger vessel if a visit to the mainland is necessary. Even school children have to make their daily journey by boat.