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Cat Ba Island – The convergence of stunning landscapes

Cat Ba is the largest island of 367 islands comprising Cat Ba Archipelago, which makes up the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam. Known as the pearl of the Gulf of Tonkin, Cat Ba brings the pristine beauty and majesty of nature. Each year, this beautiful island welcomes a large number of tourists both domestically and internationally. Now follow us to discover famous tourist attractions on Cat Ba Island.

  1. Wonderful beaches

Like other islands, Cat Ba Island is famous for wonderful beaches. The most well-known are Cat Co 1, 2 and 3. Among them, Cat Co 1 is the most crowded because of its large area and 3 sides surrounded by rocky mountains.

Cat Co 1 - The most crowded beach in Cat Ba Island
Cat Co 1 – The most crowded beach in Cat Ba Island

Clear water, light winds, small waves and majestic mountains help visitors escape from daily routines and immerse in the beauty of nature.

  1. Cannon Fortress

Located at a height of 177m, Cannon Fortress is a historical site constructed by the Army of Vietnam in the 1940s. Now there are still 2 big cannons stored in this place with the weight up to dozens of tons.

Tourists admire the view of Cat Ba Island from Cannon Fortress
Tourists admire the view of Cat Ba Island from Cannon Fortress

Besides visiting the fortress, travelers can also observe many familiar places off Cat Ba Island from above like Lan Ha Bay…

  1. Lan Ha Bay

Tourists coming to Cat Ba Island often spend a whole day discovering Lan Ha Bay’s beauty by boat. Lying in the south of Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha has some features in common with the world natural heritage (surrounding rocky mountains and small islands).

The poetic beauty of Lan Ha Bay
The poetic beauty of Lan Ha Bay

From the boat, visitors can easily recognize the weird shape of mountains. If they would like to feel the beauty of the bay fully, kayaking will be a great choice. It will allow you to come closer to limestone islands and caves deep in mountains.

Furthermore, Lan Ha Bay also boasts its own beauty with fine white sandy beaches that we cannot find out in Ha Long Bay.

  1. Monkey Island

This is an inevitable place in the journey to explore Lan Ha Bay. There is so many funny monkeys here, which is especially suitable for kids.

Funny animals on Monkey Island
Funny animals on Monkey Island

If you want to swim, Cat Dua is a good choice or you can also take part in a diving tour in a center on the island.

  1. Cat Ba National Park

Coming back to the mainland, backpackers should explore Cat Ba National Park. This is home to an extremely rare langur in the world along with hundreds of other animals. Passing the trails and climbing to the highest point of this area, you will see the majestic scenery here.

Cat Ba National Park is covered with the green color
Cat Ba National Park is covered with the green color

With the diverse flora and fauna, Cat Ba National Park is recognized as one of the Biosphere Reserves of the world. Visitors can experience the feeling of trekking or cycling through jungles, immersing in nature and coming across some rare animals… All the scenery is covered with the green color, which makes people comfortable and relaxed.

  1. Cai Beo fishing village

On Cat Ba Island, the most famous fishing village is Cai Beo. Not too vibrant but Ben Beo is also full of types of boat and ship to serve tourists. It’s really fascinating for travelers to sit on boat to admire the peaceful beauty of the oldest fishing village in Vietnam.

Cai Beo fishing village is as pretty as a picture
Cai Beo fishing village is as pretty as a picture

Going sightseeing and listening to stories of the ferryman might become unforgettable experiences during this trip. Of course, you can stop to admire numerous species of fishery (familiar or extremely strange).

If you have had the chance to visit Ha Long Bay, don’t forget to go sightseeing on Cat Ba Island and enjoy its beauty!

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