Cat Ba

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Cat Ba Island which includes 367 islands, located in the south of Halong. It has been recognized as the world biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Many tourists have to affirm that it is the most beautiful and romantic island when they come to the area.

Cat Ba Island includes 367 islands located in the south of Halong. It is about 30 kilometers far from the center of Haiphong and has been recognized by UNESCO as the world biosphere reserve. The area is approximately 300km2 and population in 2005 is 27.827 people. Cat Ba Island has other small islands such as: Cat Ong Islet, Cat Duoi Islet, May Islet, Quai Xanh Islet and Tai Keo Islet… and also known as Ngoc Island, which is the biggest island of the total 1969 islands in Halong Bay. It is a beautiful and romantic island, which situated on 70 meters above the sea level. Previously, the Island was belongs to Quang Yen province, then belongs to Hong Quang and in 1956 it was a part of Haiphong city.

Ca Ba Island is situated in the tropical monsoon, the ocean impacts on the average of temperature, humidity and rainfall. However, in the winter, it is not as cold as mainland and in the summer, it is absolutely cool. The average temperature is about 25-280C. In May and June, the monsoon blows strongly. The heavy rain storms usually occur in July, August, and September.

Because of the limestone structure, Cat Ba is created by the heaven with spectacular views. The area of forest is more than 17300 hectares. In the jungle, there has the ancient varan Komodo and chamois. Cat Ba beach has many shrimp, crabs…  Cat Ba National Park is regarded as a natural museum which preserves the divers vegetation and species of herbs. Cat Ba not only has the various herbs but also reserves the rare animals having in the Red List of Threatened Species. Hundreds of odd mountains combine with mysterious caves, which create the wonderful views of Cat Ba. This island has many bays with smooth sand and sparkling coral colonies. Cat Ba is a natural masterpiece of Vietnam. Cat Ba forest has many rare woods such as Lat Hoa, Kim Giao, Dinh and Goi Nep… Especially, there have over three dozen species of rare bird such as Eagles, Da Da, Cu Gay, and Nightingale… According to the latest survey of an international organization, the Cat Ba National Park has 200 the white headed langur.

Festival of the Cat Ba people likes festival of Kinh people in other areas; moreover, it has festival on April 1st to inaugurate touring season and "Den Ba" festival - one of the major festivals of the local people.

Having many spots for tourists such as: the road across Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba National Park, Trung Trang cave, Hung Son cave, Phu Long cave and the beaches such as: Cat Co I, Cat Co II, Cat Dua, Cat Ong, Duong Dan, Cat Ba is an ideal place for visitors to swim, relax, take sunbathing and enjoy the fresh air blowing from the ocean.  At night, Cat Ba Island is more beautiful, sparkling than the day. Tourists have opportunities to sight views of beach and enjoy dried squid on the sidewalk.

In brief, Cat Ba Island is exciting spot for visitors. A journey to Cat Ba will help you soak into nature and forget the hard works, worries of day life.

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Things To See In Cat Ba

Cat Ba National Park Cat Ba National Park
On the island, there has a tropical forest. This is a pristine forest that is...
Lan Ha Bay Lan Ha Bay
Located in the east Cat Ba Island, it is look out of the Great Wall, near to...
Than Cong Fortress Than Cong Fortress
Majestic - that 's all what someone can say when going to Height 177 in Cat Ba,...
Cat Co Beach Cat Co Beach
Visiting the large beach of Cat Co, which is separated by a small range of...
Cat Dua Island Cat Dua Island
In Cat Ba, people or tourists are call Cat Dua is Monkey Island because the...
Quan Y Cave Quan Y Cave
Quan Y cave belongs to Khe Sau, Hai Son, Tran Chau, Cat Hai district....
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Things To Eat In Cat Ba

Cat Ba Special Foods Cat Ba Special Foods
Cat Ba has many famous dishes made from seafood such as lobster, snapper,...
Seven dishes from King - Crab in Cat Ba Seven dishes from King - Crab in Cat Ba
King-crab has been cooked with many different foods such as: salad roll, sweet...
Cat Ba Geoduck Cat Ba Geoduck
Geoduck is mollusca living in the marine environment. Geoduck is rare seafood...
Cat Ba Song fish Cat Ba Song fish
Song fish belongs to warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. In Vietnam, there have...
Sea Snake in Cat Ba Sea Snake in Cat Ba
Sea snakes have small body, 1-2 meters length, flattened behind as oars,...
Cat Ba Snapper and Fish Roll Cat Ba Snapper and Fish Roll
The sea has bestowed on the two islands of Cat Hai two nutritional fish:...
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Things To Do In Cat Ba

Swimming in Cat Ba Swimming in Cat Ba
From the center of Cat Ba town, tourists can walk on foot or hire a motorcycle...
Cat Ba Scuba - Diving Cat Ba Scuba - Diving
Under the reef of islands, there have a lot of red coral with seafood such as:...
Walking on the seaside in the evening Walking on the seaside in the evening
Using electric car, bicycles or motorcycles to go around the coast of Cat Ba,...
Climbing in Cat Ba Climbing in Cat Ba
This is a kind of adventure tourism, which attracts intrepid travelers to Cat...
Visiting caves in Cat Ba Visiting caves in Cat Ba
The Granite Cave is located in the northeast of the Gia Luan. In the North of...
Enjoying the view from Than Cong fortress in Cat Ba Enjoying the view from Than Cong fortress in Cat Ba
Using motorbike to visit Than Cong fortress Seeing the panoramic views of Cat...
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