Cai Beo Fishing Village
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Cai Beo Fishing Village

Famous as the village that retains the oldest traditional culture in Vietnam today. Cai Beo fishing village has become one of the tourist areas that attracts a large number of visitors every year in the Hai Phong area.

When coming here, you not only get to see the beautiful natural landscape, but also have the opportunity to explore the carefully preserved traditional culture of life and people here. Let’s explore this romantic fishing village with Origin Vietnam.

1. Where is Cai Beo fishing village?

Another name is Vung O fishing village and is located on Cat Ba island, Cat Hai district, Hai Phong province, Vietnam. About 45 km from Hai Phong city and about 150 km southeast of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Cai Beo fishing village unique?

Way to Cai Beo Fishing Village

Cai Beo fishing village is the oldest fishing village in Vietnam that still retains its long-standing cultural values ​​and wild beauty. That is both traditional and modern to this day. Currently, this is home to more than 500 households engaged in fishing and fish cage farming on the bay.

When coming here, you will see the rich natural beauty covering the space. The image of the clear blue sea and large and small boats creating a very unique impression for this place. In addition, the high limestone mountains that are many years old make the scene more romantic, but somewhat wild and majestic.

In Particular, the local fisherman built floating houses on the sea and close together here, like an impressive miniature city. In addition, you can also enjoy many types of fresh seafood when visiting here.

3. Cai Beo site – The cradle of Vietnam’s island culture

With its long age, Cai Beo fishing village is one of Hai Phong’s historical relics that needs to be preserved. The French archaeologist M.Colani found this fishing village in 1938 and confirmed that this is the cradle of Vietnam’s ancient culture.

After the above discovery, Vietnamese archaeologists stepped in and discovered many valuable artifacts. Specifically, from 1981 to 1986, nearly 180 stone tools were found. They include chipping tools, rudimentary grinding tools, 18 pieces of thin hard ceramic, 9 pieces of porous ceramic, 93 pieces of thick rough ceramic, 88 heads. marine fish, 11 marine fish vertebrae, 6 animal bone fragments,…

Then from 2006 to 2007, archaeologists discovered 137 more artifacts made from granite, 1,424 pieces of prehistoric pottery and 568 specimens of animal remains, fish bones, seashells, and oyster shells,…This further proves that Cai Beo Cat Ba is the residence of ancient residents. By 2009, Cai Beo was officially recognized as a national monument. People in Cai Beo settlement evolved with time from the Neolithic to the Bronze age.

4. When is the best time to visit Cai Beo fishing village?

Cat ba Cai Beo floating Village

With the general weather characteristics of Hai Phong city, the ancient fishing village is most beautiful from April to October. So the number of tourists coming to visit will be quite crowded, you will have time to rest and relax.

If you choose to visit from July to August, you need to consider the weather before going. Because at this time, Cai Beo fishing village is prone to rain and storms, directly affecting the tourism process. If you want to choose a more peaceful, secluded space, you should go to the ancient fishing village from November to March.

5. How to get to Cai Beo fishing village?

5.1 Means of transportation to Hai Phong city

5.1.1 By plane

Currently, airplanes are becoming the means of transportation to Hai Phong chosen by many tourists. Because of their convenience, speed, and safety.

After a travel time of about 1 – 2 hours, you can easily be at Cat Bi airport, about 15 minutes by car from Hai Phong city center.

5.1.2 By train

For tourists in remote areas such as the Central or Southern regions of Vietnam, you can choose the train to Hai Phong. During the journey, you will see the scenery and changing scenery of Vietnam.

After a certain travel time from 2 hours to 30 hours depending on the starting point, you can reach Hai Phong station.

5.1.3 By passenger car

To quickly travel to Cai Beo fishing village, visitors can choose a bus as their means of transportation. This means of transportation is very popular for tourists in the Northern region of Vietnam or provinces near Hai Phong city.

5.1.4 By personal vehicle

In addition, for tourists in areas near Hai Phong, they can choose personal transportation such as private cars or motorbikes to Hai Phong. Although it is close, it still takes 3-4 hours to travel. You should consider your health and driving skills to make the trip safer.

5.2 From Hai Phong city to Cai Beo fishing village

After arriving in Hai Phong city to Cai Beo fishing village, you can choose to catch a bus to the center of Cat Hai island. Continue to catch the Cat Hai – Phu Long cable car to reach Cat Ba island. When you reach Cat Ba, you can rent a motorbike or other suitable means of transport, boat or canoe to get to the fishing village area.

Or you can also take a speedboat from Binh wharf in Hai Phong straight to Cat Ba town. From here, you can rent boats or canoes to move to Cai Beo fishing village.

6. Activities and experiences in Cai Beo fishing village

Cai Beo Village

It is not natural that Cai Beo fishing village became a tourist attraction and is chosen by many tourists as it is today. But because this place brings many interesting experiences, creating many memorable memories for the trip.

6.1 Admiring the beauty of Cai Beo fishing village

Traveling to Hai Phong, you should try once to experience the feeling of sitting on a boat on the blue bay and admiring the beauty of Cai Beo fishing village. The boat will take tourists gliding gently on the blue sea, weaving through small islands covered with moss and arriving at a peaceful floating village in the middle of Lan Ha Bay.

In particular, the boatmen here, whether middle-aged or young in their twenties, are very familiar with the terrain. They will take you to explore and introduce all the beauty of this ancient fishing village, creating a unique experience. It was a very interesting experience.

Normally, to go to Cai Beo fishing village, you can rent a private boat for 1,200,000 – 1,500,000 VND/trip, suitable when you go in a large group with your family. Or you can buy a combined train ticket for a cheaper cost if there are few people traveling.

However, advice for those who come to Cai Beo fishing village for the first time and want to experience all the beauty here. You can buy a tour to be guided around the whole package and enjoy fresh, delicious specialties here.

6.2 Exploring culture with more than 7000 years of history

Not only famous for its poetic scenery and surrounding space, the fishing village is also loved for its cultural beauty that is more than 7,000 years old. Up to now, this is one of the famous relics in Hai Phong that is preserved and preserved.

Archaeologists in Vietnam have found many valuable artifacts related to the history and development of society. Among them are the discoveries of 137 artifacts made from granite, 1,424 pieces of prehistoric pottery and 568 specimens of animal remains, etc. This proves that this place was once a residence of ancient people. and an ancient civilization.

6.3 Experiencing fishing and seafood farming

After admiring the scenery and exploring the historical culture here, you can leave a mark on the trip by experiencing fishing and seafood farming directly. Raising fish in cages with many species. Such as: tilapia, grouper, tilapia,… brings an impressive experience right from the first time.

The cage fish farming technique of the people here is so famous that anyone who comes to Cai Beo fishing village wants to see it with their own eyes once. Local people purchased fish from offshore fishing boats, then divided them into cages as fingerlings. Each wooden cage with floats attached, and has a spacious area that can hold 150 – 200 fingerlings.

7. Specialties when traveling to Cai Beo fishing village

Cai Beo cat ba

Located in a famous island district attached to the sea, the ancient fishing village of Cat Ba owns a large amount of fresh seafood caught every day. Therefore, when coming here you should not miss delicious dishes made from fresh seafood.

In addition, the center of Hai Phong city also has many attractive specialties of the “City of Poinciana Flowers”. Such as: shrimp paste, crab cakes, porridge, banh duc tau,…not only can you enjoy. There are also many dishes and souvenirs that can be bought to give to friends and relatives after the trip.

8. Accommodation when traveling to Cai Beo fishing village

Cai Beo fishing village is located quite close to Cat Ba town and is a day trip destination. Therefore, you can choose places to stay in Cat Ba town below:

  • Wyndham Grand Flamingo Cat Ba Resort.
  • Flamingo Cat Ba Beach Resort.
  • Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa.
  • Perle d’Orient Hotel Cat Ba – MGallery.
  • Catba Sunrise Resort.

9. Some important notes when traveling to Cai Beo fishing village

To help make your visit to Cai Beo fishing village convenient and bring many memorable memories. In addition to gaining experience in exploring this place, you also need to know the following notes:

  • Before choosing to experience a service or shopping, you should carefully ask about the price to avoid too high costs.
  • You should choose neat, cool clothes to help make traveling easier.
  • Please prepare wide-brimmed hats, jackets, umbrellas, etc. when coming to the fishing village to avoid weather effects on your health.
  • During your visit, you should not arbitrarily litter the tourist area, because this will affect the general beauty.
  • On the way to Cat Ba island, you can choose the cable car as a means of transportation to avoid the overcrowded Got ferry port on weekends.

The beauty of Cai Beo fishing village is not only the landscape blessed by nature. But also impresses you in the culture and life of the people here. Hopefully the above experiences of traveling and exploring the oldest fishing village in Vietnam. They will help you have interesting sightseeing experiences.

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