What to see and do in Cat ba island ?
Cat Ba Island is the largest of the 367 island spanning 260 km2 in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by a Cat Ba National Park. This island belongs to Haiphong city – the most famous city of industry in Vietnam.
How to visit and where beautiful Cat ba island, We will gives you expert recommendations on the best attractions to visit
Kayaking in Lan ha bay
Explore Lan Ha Bay (South of Ha Long) by kayaking will bring new experiences that cruise ships can not. Wriggled through the small islands and caves, kayak boat takes you to the foot of mountains to see vivid scenes of the underwater world in the blue sea and under sparkling sun.
Climbing the mountain at Monkey island
Cannon fort is not far from the central of Cat ba town, The entrance gate is a steep 10-minute walk from Cat Ba Town and from the gate it’s another stiff 20-minute walk to the fort .
Cannon fort was built in 1942 at a strategic location at the Cat Ba East Gate, Cat Hai Island, Hai Phong City. This time, this certificate of a Cached has become a tourist attraction of Cat Hai Island
Hospital Cave far from about 10 km to Cat ba town. Hospital Cave have 17 room underground served both as a secret, bomb-proof hospital during the American War and as a safe house for leaders. Built between 1963 and 1965, this incredibly well-constructed three-storey feat of engineering was in constant use until 1975.
Ca Ba National Park
The heart of Cat Ba Island lies a visually stunning and ecologically diverse national park. Cat Ba National Park is located in Cat Hai district, Haiphong city. The Cat ba national park is centred on Cat Ba island, a 28,500 ha island, which lies 20 km due east of Haiphong city and immediately to the west of Halong bay. The Cat ba national park also incorporates some of the small islands and marine waters situated to the east of Cat Ba island. Like Halong bay, the landscape of Cat Ba.
Trung Trang Cave
Trung Trang Cave has 300 meters length through mountains, which is a natural cave created by heaven over two thousand years of history.
Trung Trang Cave is easily accessible, but you will need to contact a ranger to make sure it is open. Bring a torch (flashlight) as it is gloomy inside. Having hundreds of natural stalactites with the unique shape, the cave makes people associated with the image of the fairy. There has one range of rocks standing in parallel, if you slap hands, you will hear the sound so far away. Trung Trang Cave can contain hundreds of tourists to visit. At the Trung Trang Cave, it also has Kim Giao forest with beautiful nature, valuable economic and scientific research.
Viet Hai Village
Viet Hai village of Cat Hai district, Hai Phong, a secluded oasis also with the outside world and attracts people by the ancient beauty. There is a village located in the valley of the core of Cat Ba National Park, each year attracts thousands of foreign tourists to visit but not many people know about Viet Hai.
Viet Hai village is considered as ‘isolated paradise’, it is located between the valley and surrounded by high mountains and jungle. So that people still retain the wild character of the ancient past. In the village, there have only a few bikes, several bicycles.
Viet Hai people still retain ‘primitive’ of the ancient. The communes have more than a dozen old Chinese motorbikes. The house open throughout the day, nobody steals furniture so that the village had only two guards. Viet Hai is almost clear with all kinds of social evils.
Some stilt houses, several restaurants serving tourists are opened recently. Foreigners come here after visiting jungle and they will have opportunity to enjoy foods that people grow. Many elders’ village and young are volunteers to guide for tourists. The elders’ village chooses boys and girls and helps them update English by sending them to the Cat Ba.