Off-the-beaten-track fishing village in Sam Son Beach

Nestling by the Sam Son beach is the forgotten village of Van Chai, dating back to a hundred years ago. The coastal village is home to bustling scenes as overnight fishing boats return at dawn.

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off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
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Lying at a corner of Sam Son beach, Van Chai fishing village is filled with groups of local fishermen preparing to set sail every day. The fishermen often venture out in the evening and return at around 5-6 am in the next morning.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
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One fisherman in Van Chai fishing village pulling his boat ashore after a nighttime fishing trip.

As boats heading inland at dawn, women have already gathered at the shore, waiting for their husbands or sons’ catches to sort out and bring to the market for selling.

The golden light of the morning sun perfectly matches the blue color of the sky and vast ocean, making the morning scene in the area a colorful picture filled with the beauty of Mother Nature and people’s labor.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Just a small bagful of fish would be enough for a meal.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Morning is often the busiest time in the day, as it welcomes boats of fish heading ashore.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Local people sorting out the different catches of fish for selling.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)
off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Locals pull fishing nets from the boat.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)
off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Fishing has been the livelihood of many local in Van Chai village.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)
off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Hetic atmosphere of merchants and fishermen gather for trading.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Locals look for fish from nets

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)
off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Basketful of newly-caught fish.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Fish awaiting merchant to buy.

off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)
off the beaten track fishing village in sam son beach
(Photo: Vietnam Plus)