Cat Ba Island
These houses are built on rafts so that the nomadic people who live in the Annam Mountains of central Viet Nam can move about freely from one side of the lake to the other. The houses are built from hardwood trees that grow slowly in the mountains. This hard wood takes a long time to rot, so it's perfect for building a house that sits in the water.
dzunglv: Life on the boat Many farmers and fishers living on boats and rafts around Cat Ba island. Each boat not only contains all functions of a living house, but also becomes where people are farming fishes and shrimps under the floors. These boats also provide services for tourists, like me, which makes the floating area lively and exciting every weekend In this picture, the woman, the only lady on the boat, prepares fishes for the guests’ dinner Cat Ba island, Vietnam Fujica ST605n + Fujifilm ASA200 My Flickr | My works
One of Asia's most diverse and beautiful countries #Vietnam is just ready made for holidays of almost any description. Not only does it have a fascinating history, it has world class hotels, stunning countryside and gorgeous beaches. With some of the best food in Asia, what better place to take a cookery lesson. Hop on a bike to explore the paddy fields, float around Halong Bay on an iconic Junk and take a trip up the Mekong. The perfect holiday for families of all ages.