The fishing village of Cua Van in northern Quang Ninh province has been chosen as one of the 16th most scenic fishing villages in the world, by the globally popular tourism-information website,

The ranking is based on the village’s historical values and its natural beauty as it is surrounded by majestic lime stone hills of Ha Long Bay, a world natural heritage.

The website remarks that Cua Van is a beautiful village and tourists should visit it at least once in their lives. There they will have the chance to take impressive photos of the floating fishing village with its colourful raft houses and the small cobbled streets.

Cua Van village is in Hung Thang ward, in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh and when visiting the village, tourists can immerse themselves in its charming beauty while discovering the rustic lifestyles of the Cua Van fishing community.

The other villages named by the website as the world’s most scenic included locations in Switzerland, Mexico, Spain, Italy and Japan.-VNA