On the cruise route of Sealife Cruises by Sealife Group, we feature a cultural location named Vung Vieng Fishing Village, which unfolds the entire floating life of the local on the sea. Back to the time when Halong Bay was an less-known location in tourism map, this area is just an isolated sea bay, resided by the fishmen whose lives are mainly on the waves of Halong Bay with the dependence on the abudance of sea resources. Nowadays, Vung Vieng – a well-known fishing village in Bai Tu Long Bay- has turned into a desire destination with the iconic beauty of daily life and smiling people. Bai Tu Long Bay and the Vung Vieng Fishing Village is off the beaten tourist track as it is not so near to the touristy Cat Ba Island which has lodging, beaches and nearby caves where most of the large tour companies and boats operate. There are only about 30 families left on the village. Although the authority decided to move all the floating community to the land for safety and protecting the bay’s evironment, some of them still stay for living, working on as their used to live. These families have been living in this village for generations. There are totally 4 fishing villages in the World Heritage Site: Ba Hang, Cua Van, Vung Vieng and Cap La Fishing Village. Vung Vieng is the less touristy. After disembark the mother boat from Huong Hai Sealife Cruise, you will be transfered by a tender to a point, from which you can choose rowing bamboo boat or kayking to explore the village. The floating houses look small, rustic but quite clean. The well-off families even have tiled roof houses with radios, television sets, tables and chairs, etc. There is one community house here where villagers come to have meetings. Here is also the place tourists stopover to shop some traditional hand made items.