Cua Van fishing village has been listed on the Journeyetc.com tourist website listing 16 most beautiful ancient villages in the world (2012). Journeyetc.com has chosen Cua Van because it converges ancient, graceful, and retain a distinctive traditional culture.
Situated on a calm bay surround by mountains, 20km away from the tourist boat wharf, Cua Van Fishing Village nestles in the majestic limestone mountains floating on the waters. Cua Van can be considered the “wealthiest” village in Halong Bay. Their floating houses look spacious and clean. The well-off families even have tiled roof houses with radios, television sets, tables and chairs, etc.
Visiting the village, tourists have a chance to experience the villagers’ daily life as well as the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen, the often overlooked main characters of the World Heritage Area of Halong Bay. Life of the denizens here has not been disturbed by modern life yet. These characteristics have brought Cua Van Fishing Village to become one of 16 villages remaining pristine and glamorous beauty over the world.0