Viet Hai Village - Rustic beauty at Cat Ba Island

Viet Hai village Cat Ba is a small village located far away in Cat Ba National Park, Hai Phong. Viet Hai Village is a community ecotourism destination suitable for travelers who love exploration.

Viet Hai Village - Rustic beauty at Cat Ba Island

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Viet Hai fishing village
Viet Hai fishing village

Numerous visitors come here to feel the lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees and the locals.

If you have chance to visit the village, you will experience one of the most unique type of village in the North Vietnam.

The rusty beauty of Viet Hai
The rusty beauty of Viet Hai village - Photo: Bhaya Cruises Halong

Back in the past years, Viet Hai was secluded from the world outside due to its distant locality; therefore, tourists coming here are amused by the wildness reserved perfectly as it was in old time. That is also the highlight of tours to Cat Ba.

The trail leading to Viet Hai

The trail leading to Viet Hai

People here still live with the lifestyle dated back decades in comparison with urban life.

Families who own some motorbike will be regarded as the rich in the village.

A seeming weird thing is that most visitors are not Vietnamese but foreigners.

Visitors in Viet Hai

Visitors in Viet Hai Village - Photo: Ryan Jolie

The gate of Việt Hải

The gate of Việt Hải Village

The people of the Viet Hai village are very friendly, honest, and heartwarming.

People here know each other very well so they don’t close the door regardless of what time of the day it is or if the host is home.

When there is anyone who needs help, all the villagers are willing to give a hand.

Viet Hai village is told to be a “virgin” to any social crimes. People live together by just love and care.

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 Thatched roof cottages in Viet Hai

Thatched roof cottages in Viet Hai Village

Visitors go here to feel the tranquility and quietude to both physically and mentally escape from the bustling streets in the urban area.

Come here in a fine day to sit in the shade and look upon the verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

You can join the farmer to plow a rice field

You can join the farmer to plow a rice field – Photo: Le Xuan Hung

Or become a real fisherman

Or become a real fisherman - Photo: zebag2013

Despite being one of the poorest villages of Cat Hai Commune, people there do not seem to be disappointed but rather enjoy their poor life with a lot of love and care life.

The friendliness from the locals here makes the village not a place to visit but a home to come.

You can cycle around the village or ask motor taxi drivers who are farmers here to give you a ride around the area.

If you prefer to try the island's specialties, you still can find local restaurants, some of which are stilt houses in the area.

Food served in the local restaurants is taken from villagers’ houses, such as vegetables, chicken, duck, or goose.

The locals in Viet Hai want to make their village a home for people from everywhere to welcome people as their friends and family.

How to get to Viet Hai Village Cat Ba?

To go to Viet Hai Cat Ba village, you have 2 great routes to choose from: 1 is to take the boat from Beo Wharf to Lan Ha Bay, and 2 is to walk through Cat Ba National Park.

Viet Hai Wharf

Viet Hai Wharf

To go to Viet Hai Cat Ba bottle village by sea, you go to Beo Wharf to buy a train ticket to Viet Hai for 50k/1 person, or you can rent a tender (150k/1 way), Canoe for 6 people (400k/1 person). In turn).

Boat to Viet Hai village

Boat to Viet Hai village

Going to Viet Hai by road, you move to the gate of Cat Ba National Park, then buy a ticket for 80,000 VND/person and start trekking through the forest about 12km to reach Viet Hai Cat Ba Village.

Trekking through a national forest is a long-distance trekking experience, so you must have enough experience to experience it; otherwise, it will be very dangerous.

It is better if you choose to go on a tour or hire your own tour guide. At the ticket counter, there is support for booking a tour guide.

Đường đi bộ xuyên rừng quốc gia Cát Bà

Trekking Cat Ba National Park

The two routes to Viet Hai Cat Ba fishing village are both very beautiful, and each route is a completely different experience, so in my opinion, you should try both routes.

I had a trip through the Cat Ba National Park to Viet Hai village and back to Cat Ba town by waterway through Lan Ha Bay, which was a wonderful experience for me.

In particular, the sea route is often much simpler than the route through the national forest.

Trekking Cat Ba National Park video

Let’s join us, Cat Ba Express to tour the village, a unique destination of the beautiful island!

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