Introduction to Cai Beo fishing village
Cai Beo fishing village (also known as Vung O fishing village, in Cat Ba archipelago, Cat Hai island district, Hai Phong city) is one of the largest ancient floating villages in the country in prehistoric times. This is known as one of the largest ancient fishing villages in the country, dating back to prehistoric times with an age of up to 7000 years. Currently, this is the home of more than 500 households with fishing and cage farming on the bay. The fishing village has about 300 floating rafts. The life of the inhabitants of Cai Beo fishing village is associated with fishing activities and cage fish farming in the bay.
Transport to Cai Beo fishing village
To get to Cai Beo fishing village, visitors will start from Cat Ba island, go about 20 km more, you will see villages floating on the sea, lined up close together like a miniature city.
Getting around the area
Besides Cai Beo fishing village, you can also visit some other famous tourist attractions of Hai Phong such as Bach Long Vi island, Tuyet Tinh Coc, Co Chin temple, Suoi Rong, Hai Phong island and Hai Phong Opera House.
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Best Things to do in Cai Beo fishing village
Traveling to Hai Phong, you should try once to experience the feeling of sitting down in the boat on the green bay and admire the beauty of Cai Beo fishing village. The boat will take visitors to glide gently on the blue sea, weave through the small moss-covered islands and come to the peaceful floating village in the middle of Lan Ha Bay.
Not only discovering the beautiful scenery, coming to Cai Beo fishing village, you can also directly experience fishing, aquaculture and enjoy learning more about the cage fish farming with the main specialties of salmon, red snapper, grouper, grouper and cobia.
With an age of more than 7000 years, Cai Beo fishing village is considered as one of the historical relics of Hai Phong that needs to be preserved. This Cat Ba fishing village was first excavated by French archaeologist M.Colani in 1938 and confirmed that this is the ancient cultural cradle of Vietnam.
After the discovery, Vietnamese archaeologists stepped in and discovered many valuable artifacts. Specifically, from 1981 to 1986, nearly 180 stone tools were found, including: hewn tools, rudimentary grinding tools, 18 thin hard ceramic pieces, 9 porous ceramic pieces, 93 thick coarse ceramic pieces, 88 heads of marine fish, 11 marine fish vertebrae and 6 animal bones.
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, oyster shells, etc. .. This further proves that Cai Beo Cat Ba is the residence of ancient residents. In 2009, Cai Beo was officially recognised as a national relic.
What’s good to eat in Cai Beo fishing village?
Coming to Hai Phong, we recommend visitors try the rich specialties such as Hai Phong pan bread, “nem cua be”.
Top Tips for your stay in Cai Beo fishing village
Hải Phòng has many homestays and hotels for you to choose from, in the centre or by the sea.
Cát Bà, Cát Bà, Haiphong, 187400, Vietnam