Dan Jia Floating Fishing Village is situated in Xincun Harbour in the south of Lingshui. The entrance to the harbour is next to the Nanwan Monkey Island Cable Car.
The fishing village is one of Lingshui’s most unique attractions. For generations the Dan people have spent their lives living in floating houses in the harbour and living off the ocean. It is said that their name comes from the fact that ‘Dan’ has the same pronunciaton as the Mandarin word for ‘egg’. Due to the fact that a life lived on the ocean has more risks it suggests that life is as fragile as an egg floating on water.
In order to incorporate their traditional lives into the modern world the Dan people have opened floating restaurants to showcase their freshly caught produce to the world. Make sure to take a fishing boat across the harbour and enjoy a seafood feast as the sun sets over the village.