Cat Ba Culture and Economy

Cat Ba island nowadays
Cat Ba island nowadays

Cat Ba culture and economy is different in many ways from Hanoi and other places because of its Viet–Chinese heritage, its fishing communities and its fisherman culture.

>> Cat Ba nature

Annual events and big days

On 1 April annually, the Cat Ba people organize a traditional festival to celebrate the day when uncle Ho Chi Minh came to visit the Cat Ba fishing village in 1959. This is also the day that Vietnam’s sea produce industry traditionally starts and the Cat Ba tourist season begins. At the festival visitors will enjoy an imperial boat race on the sea, water skiing and coracle boat races on the sea.

Cai Beo floating village
Cat Ba floating village

Cat Ba’s Economy

  • Fisheries.
  • Agriculture (lychees, Gia Luan oranges and mandarins, honey)
  • Aquaculture (Phu Long prawns, fish, crabs, Cat Hai salt, fish sauce)
  • Tourism.


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