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

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 what time in the day it is or if the host is home.

When there is anyone 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 one of the poorest village of Cat Hai Commune, people there do not seem to be disappointed but rather enjoy their poor but a lot of love and care life.

The friendliness from the locals here makes the village not a place to visit but 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 specialities of the island, 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’ house in the area such as vegetable, chicken, duck or goose.

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

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

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