21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cai Beo fishing village

Cai Beo fishing village is the oldest fishing village in Vietnam with an age of up to 7000 years old. This is one of the largest fishing villages in Vietnam dating back to prehistoric times. Cai Beo fishing village still exists and develops on Cat Ba island of Hai Phong province and is the largest ancient fishing village currently known in Vietnam. The fishing village currently has about 300 households living mainly by catching and raising seafood marrow. According to research by the Vietnam Institute of Archeology, Cai Beo is the most important and valuable archaeological site today in the coastal and island regions of the Northeast region of Vietnam. The fishing village consists of many floating houseboats close together. Residents of the fishing village are associated with fishing activities, fish cage farming and, in recent years, tourism. Cai Beo wharf is quite diverse in ships and boats ready to take tourists to explore the peaceful beauty of the oldest fishing village in Vietnam - Cai Beo. A boat trip to explore limestone islands with many different shapes will be an extremely interesting experience for visitors. Cai Beo fishing village truly represents the natural, cultural and archaeological diversity of Vietnam.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Hai Phong City, Vietnam
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Thuy Bui