Halong Bay’s Cua Van fishing village among Top 11 World’s Most Beautiful Towns. A small fishing village in Halong Bay, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam has recently been listed among the world’s prettiest small towns by the American online news site Huffington Post.
Located in the well-known Halong Bay, the Cua Van fishing village made it onto the list which Huffington Post titled “11 Insanely Beautiful Small Towns From Around the World,” published on its site last weekend. This is not the first time this pretty village makes noise in the world as in 2012, it has been once named among the most beautiful villages in the world by Journeyetc.com.
“Located six hours from Hanoi, this 700-person floating fishing village in Halong Bay is stunning, thanks to teal water, colorful raft houses, limestone hills and winding streets,” the site wrote about the Vietnamese locale. “Sure, we love big, bustling cities. But there’s something to be said for small towns where life moves slower, traditions are everywhere and the people stop to say hello.”
Cua Van was voted among other beautiful towns around the world, including Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia, Bled in Slovenia, Franschhoek in South Africa, Annecy in France, Guilin in China, Reine in Norway, Vernazza in Italy, Paros in Greece, Queenstown in New Zealand and Salvador in Brazil. “Sure, we love big, bustling cities. But there’s something to be said for small towns where life moves slower, traditions are everywhere and the people stop to say hello.” the site explained.
Earlier in October last year, the Cua Van fishing village was also ranked ninth out of the 16 most beautiful coastal towns in the world by U.S. travel magazine Travel + Leisure, the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism said on its website.