Belong to Kenh Ga Village, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh province. Set on the banks of the Hoang Long River, Kenh Ga Floating Village is a remarkable place, not only because it is surrounded by the same massive rocks that dominate Hoa Lu, but also for the fact that all year round the entire community lives on the water itself.
The name actually means Chicken Canal and is derived from a local hot spring which water is used to soak chickens to make it easier to pluck their feathers. But But some people say that: the village of Kenh Ga (Chicken Canal) gets its name apparently from the number of wild chickens that used to live in the area.
It’s essentially a floating village on the Hoang Long River, with just a few permanent buildings on the riverbanks. The area is known as one of the most rural area in the Red River Delta. Here offers a combination of countryside landscapes, traditional rural lifestyle and well-known friendly local folk. Touring the area would be really relaxing and fascinating as you are seated in a rowed-by-feet boat with scenes of people fishing, children rowing boats to school, simple houses clinging to limestone cliffs, etc along the canal.
Coming to Kenh Ga Floating Village, boating on the Hoang Long River, the vast waves, mountains, river, peaceful scenic identity… tourists will feel very relaxed. Gliding along the river and canals, weaving one’s way through the boathouses and fishing vessels of Kenh Ga is a unique experience for there is no other place in Vietnam that combines the stunning backdrop of the limestone cliffs with an authentic floating village.
When visiting Kenh Ga or Chicken Canal Floating Village, tourists in Vietnam travel are all warmly welcomed here because the locals are very friendly and hospitable. The children gleefully shout “tay oi” (Westerner) at every tourist they see, even Vietnamese tourists!
So, can say: Kenh Ga Floating Village is an ideal destination awaiting visitors.