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Come to Cat Ba to experience the peaceful life of the ancient Cai Beo fishing village

At Cat Ba islands, exists a small fishing village from thousands of years ago. This place is now becoming a popular tourist attraction: Cai Beo fishing village.
 

The long history of Cai Beo fishing village
 

Cai Beo fishing village is located in the limestone valley and runs north-south along the coast of 2B Ben Beo in Cat Ba town. The fishing village is located at 20o43'8 "North latitude and 107o3'2" East (about 1.5 km from the center of the town) with an average height of 4m.

According to the research of the Vietnam Archaeological Institut, Cai Beo fishing village is the most valuable archaeological site in the coastal area and the Northeast island of our country, and is chosen by many families traveling to Cat Ba
 

Unearthed artifacts at Cai Beo ancient fishing village

Unearthed artifacts at Cai Beo ancient fishing village
 

In 1986, by the third excavation the archaeologists found about 180 stone tools including: unmanipulated grinding tools, chipped stone tools, 9 pieces of porous pottery, 93 pieces of thick coarse pottery, 18 pieces of thin-set pottery, 11 vertebrae of marine fish, 88 heads of sea fish, 6 pieces of animal bone ...

During the analysis process of the artifacts found at Cai Beo, the Vietnamese Archeology Institute concludes that Cai Beo has two periods of culture: pre - Ha Long and Ha Long culture.

In December 2006 the Vietnam Archaeological Institute conducted the 4th excavation that ended in January 2007. The results: 137 stone artifacts, 1,424 prehistoric pottery fragments, 568 animal relics and sea mollusk shell. Analysis of the objects found also shows that about 7 thousands years ago ancient people here lived by fishing, catching oysters and pests. They maintained that life 4,500 years ago.

These are the evidence that Cai Beo fishing village is home to the ancient people. This is also the ancient fishing village with the largest scale known in Vietnam today. Therefore, this place is becoming a tourist attraction that attracts a lot of visitors each year.

The distribution of the village is very large, about 18,000 m2 and residents here develop through many ages from the Middle Stone Age to the Bronze Age. The site of Cai Beo fishing village has a thick layer (average of 3m) and is preserved intact. On the stratigraphic we can read the changes of the marine environment in the Northeast from 7000 to 3,500 years. All these scientific evidences confirme, that Cai Beo fishing village is a museum of marine culture of Vietnam and this place is a meaningful tourist destination, one that brings many wonderful experiences for tourists.
 

Come to Cat Ba to experience the peaceful life of the ancient Cai Beo fishing village
 

Today, this fishing village is home to more than 300 households and more than 600 people. From afar, Cai Beo Bay appears in green and the undulating  mountains are mingled with the blue sky.
 

Cai Beo fishing village today

Cai Beo fishing village today
 

This place possesses poetic natural beauty, and when combined with the dynamic life of the fishing village, it brings a rare beauty. When visitors come to this place, they will be able to witness with their own eyes the poetic scene here. On the floating water, the fishing village consists of many boat houses linked together into a group. There are also floating houses built close together with cages raising fish.

Coming to the tranquil fishing village, visitors have the opportunity to experience the simple life here by witnessing the fishing and fish farming activites of local people. The boat is both a means of earning a living and a home.

The  image of a crowded boat with fish cage sorted in rows, each layer forming a beautiful picture can only be found here, it brings the feel of a peaceful and rural life.
 

Come to Cat Ba to experience the peaceful life of the ancient Cai Beo fishing village

Come to Cat Ba to experience the peaceful life of the ancient Cai Beo fishing village
 

Traveling to Cai Beo fishing village, visitors can experience the exciting activities of hiring a boat, then wander between families that raise raft fish and find out about the life of people here. Not only that, tourists can also enjoy the poetic scenery of the Bay and enjoy the specialties made from fish, shrimp, geo-duck that are raised by the people here.

Get away from the noisy urban life, sometimes you should give yourself time to relax and  rebalance your life. Cai Beo fishing village of Cat Ba is a pretty good choice if you want to enjoy a peaceful life. Travelers planning to come to Cat Ba should contact Cat Ba Discovery for a detailed consultation.


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