Cai Beo Fishing Village (commonly known as Lan Ha fishing village) is one of the famous ancient village in the country’s largest prehistoric. This is a fishing village of about 300 houses living mainly by fishing and seafood farming.
Cai Beo fishing village is only about 2km from Cat Ba town, also 2 km to Monkey Island Resort. You can come here by taxi or motorbike taxi then go by small boat to visit the village. The scenery here is very beautiful with hundreds of floating houses staying under the islets like a stone garden.
The fishing village distribution is broad, about 18.000m2. Residents in Cai Beo settlement evolved over time from the Neolithic to the Bronze Admin. From hunting and gathering, fishing to agricultural settlement is considered the cultural development to Cai Beo culture and Halong. The first inhabitants in Cai Beo indigenous origin, are likely descendants of ancient culture of Hoa Binh – Bac Son. Cai Beo culture and movement, to develop cultural Halong unique Bronze Age northeast coast.
Although a fisherman’s life is hard and simple, they appear quite content with their lot in life. They have to start very early and finish very late doing lots of physical work. Fishermen live away from the mainland, but they can buy anything from the hawkers who sell supplies to the villagers from their boats. The fishermen do not have a huge variety of food available to them, like on the mainland, but they can catch fish to feed their families and they just need to buy vegetables, salt and fish sauce.
In early 2007, a team of specialist scientists undertook extensive excavations and 10 tombs were revealed with 137 stone artifacts and 1,424 pottery shards, all made from granite, ceramic, and twisted rope as well as fish bones, shells and oysters. Analysis indicated that Cai Beo is a site of archaeological importance and was the home of fishermen around 7,000 years ago, who lived mainly from fishing, scallops and oysters, a way of life that continued until around 4,500 years ago.
This evidence suggests Cai Beo is the residence of the ancient fishermen. This is an ancient fishing village beach is the largest scale known in Vietnam.0