Majestic - that 's all what someone can say when going to Height 177 in Cat Ba, Haiphong with the main route to Than Cong fortress. The historical evidence is recorded on this land; it has not only 2 cannons but also observatory systems, complex trenches.
Built on the top of mountain, these structures are still intact. Besides, there have the huge trenches with big space that is enough for groups. The trench leads to the manager area and boong-ke which is built by solid concrete blocks. All the wild and rough beauty gives visitors a special impression about an intact historical testimony.
From the observation of “Than cong” fortress, tourists can sight the overwhelming views. Located at the foot of the mountain, there have two beautiful beaches of Ca Ba: Cat Co 1 and Cat Co 2.
According to legend, the fairies turn into the storks to enjoy the scenery on the earth. With its white sand, blue sea and the waves, this is really the fairy place. Far away, the islands hidden and float on the waves such as: Guoc Islet, Long Chau Island… The heaven drew the beautiful pictures that create the passion for whoever comes here. Moreover, from here, tourists can enjoy the beauty of Cat Ba. When the sun sets, it draws a sparkling natural painting with afternoon sunlight. The magical beauty of nature is revealed when seeing Lan Ha Bay from here. Lan Ha Bay is one of the most beautiful bays of the world’s natural wonders of Halong. Cat Ba has combination between forest and sea which creates the special landscape. Come to this beautiful island, visitors not only soak into fresh and green beaches but also can explore the mysterious nature.
Services at the “Than Cong” fortress:
- Admission: 20.000vnd/people
- Train ticket: 50.000vnd/people/up and down
- Charges at observatory: 5.000vnd/people
Contact: “than cong” fortress;
Address: Cat Ba, Cat Hai, Haiphong;
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