Viet Hai Village Cat Ba – Travel guide 2024

Viet Hai village, or the ancient fishing village, is a hidden gem located in Cat Ba, offering a unique and off-the-beaten-path travel experience for those visiting Hai Phong. Despite being a small fishing village, the village attracts travelers with its pristine and dreamy beauty, nestled within the lush landscape of the Cat Ba archipelago.

Viet Hai Ancient Village – a favorite destination for travelers when visiting Cat Ba

When you step into this ancient fishing village nestled deep within Cat Ba’s forests, you’ll have the opportunity to temporarily escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world and find a haven of tranquility. If you’re craving a break from the hectic pace of life or in need of a place to relax, let Daiichi Travel guide you through the journey of exploring Viet Hai village Cat Ba!

The simple countryside atmosphere in Viet Hai village

1. Coordinates of Viet Hai Ancient Village:

Viet Hai acient Fishing Village is a historic village that has existed for over 100 years. This small fishing village is situated deep within Cat Ba National Park, in Cat Hai district, Hai Phong province, covering an area of approximately 150 hectares. Viet Hai is a potential tourist destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat due to its secluded location within the Cat Ba archipelago, making it relatively unknown and less exploited for tourism.

Explore the ancient houses in Viet Hai Ancient Village

2. Getting to Viet Hai Ancient Village:

To reach this ancient fishing village, visitors can travel to Cat Ba first. Depending on your starting location and budget, you can choose to travel by motorcycle, car, bus, boat, or even plane. Many travelers prefer booking tickets through Daiichi Travel from Hanoi Old Quarter, with one-way fares starting from as low as $12, and round-trip options available for $22.

Bus Hanoi Cat Ba daily departure

Transportation in the Fishing Village

When arriving at  fishing village, how can you get around? In this regard, visitors can choose to rent electric bikes or bicycles to commence their journey of exploring this peaceful and picturesque ancient village.

Bike rental prices are usually calculated per day, with each regular bicycle priced at 50,000 VND. Electric bikes, on the other hand, cost 150,000 VND for a one-way trip and 250,000 VND for a round trip.

You can rent bicycles to explore around the ancient village

3. Exploring The Ancient Village:

Upon reaching here, visitors can enjoy various activities in this charming ancient village:

Immerse in the Peaceful Scenery:

The village is blessed with serene landscapes, from lush green fields to fascinating limestone mountains, and crystal-clear blue waters. The simplicity of life in this remote village, with minimal tourism impact, provides a perfect escape for those seeking tranquility.

Enjoy the peaceful scenery of Viet Hai Ancient Village

Capture Memorable Photos:

The traditional thatched-roof houses in Viet Hai, constructed from wood or clay, create a picturesque scene. The contrast between the rustic homes and the vibrant natural surroundings makes for stunning photographs, even without towering skyscrapers or grand castles.

The rustic countryside atmosphere in the Ancient Village.

Experience the Life of Coastal Fishermen:

One of the highlights of Viet Hai is the opportunity to experience the life of a real fisherman. You can take a boat to floating houses, participate in shrimp and fish harvesting, and get a closer look at the daily life of the local people.

Experiencing the life of a fisherman and activities on the boat help you gain a deeper understanding of the local people’s life here.

Bike Rental for Coastal Exploration:

Explore the village and its surroundings by renting an electric bike or bicycle. The fresh air and peaceful atmosphere of the fishing village make biking an enjoyable activity.

biking in  village

Experience Fish Foot Massage 

Fish foot massage is one of the unique offerings of Viet Hai Village, where small fish in the ponds have a natural inclination to nibble on the dead skin cells on people’s feet. The sensation of these little fish gently nibbling on your feet provides a relaxing experience down to each cell, inducing a tingling sensation and delight. If your feet have many dead skin cells, you’ll undoubtedly attract a lot of fish seeking a treat there.

Experience fish foot massage in viet hai village

4. Accommodation in Viet Hai Ancient Village:

For accommodation, visitors can choose from hotels in Cat Ba town or opt for resorts and budget guesthouses depending on their economic preferences. Cat Ba offers a variety of clean and beautiful lodging options, ranging from 200,000 VND to 3,000,000 VND per room per night.

If you want to experience a complete and unique journey in Lan Ha Bay on a 4-star overnight cruise, Daiichi Boutique Cruise is the perfect choice for you. Our itinerary always takes you to explore Viet Hai Ancient Village and many other famous destinations in Lan Ha Bay, such as Cai Beo Fishing Village, Ba Trai Dao Beach..

Lan Ha Bay nightcruise 2 days 1 night tour

5. Best Time to Visit Viet Hai Village:

Viet Hai is charming throughout the year, but for the best experience, consider visiting in January-March for cool and pleasant spring weather. Late winter and early spring may also offer the chance to witness enchanting misty landscapes.

Alternatively, a visit in May-June allows you to enjoy the golden rice fields, adding a vibrant touch to the village scenery. It’s advisable to plan your trip in advance, ensuring you can secure the most suitable flight schedule. Early flight bookings also offer the chance to find affordable fares and avoid last-minute price hikes.

Viet hai village shines in the golden glow of yellow chrysanthemum at the end of winter

In conclusion, Viet Hai Ancient Village, nestled deep within Cat Ba National Park, is a tranquil haven for those seeking to rejuvenate their souls. Embark on a journey with Daiichi Travel and discover the charm of this century-old fishing village!

Viet Hai village location

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