An Amazing Visit to Tam Giang Lagoon
Amazing is the only way to describe our adventure to a part of Vietnam few outsiders ever see...near to Hue, a hidden fishing village of stilted houses, bamboo pilings and slender longboats. Three thousand families make this village of Dam Chum their home. Families no longer live in the houses on stilts; many now lay abandoned or are used as storage. To see this from shore was nothing we could have ever imagined; to accompany a fisherman on his boat tending his nets was an experience we will never forget. Mr Loc and his family have fished this little quadrant for over 100 years. With our catch of crabs, prawn and fish safely aboard, we headed to a restaurant on stilts, with bamboo decking. Our 'snack' consisted of our fresh catch and other local seafood delicacies.
We attracted a lot of attention as we walked through the village on our way to the boat. Kids calling 'hello' presented us with high fives and flowers. Our wonder never ceases as we are treated with such hospitality and generosity. And, the photography opportunities are never ending.