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Hospital Cave, Cat Ba

#4 of 7 in Parks in Cat Ba
Cave · Nature / Park
A three-story medical safe house carved into the side of a cave, Hospital Cave was once a secret stronghold during the American-Vietnam War. Located in thick foliage nearing the entrance to the national park, the bomb-proof hospital represents an impressive feat of engineering, with a labyrinth of treatment rooms, offices, ammunition rooms, and even a small theater and swimming pool. Amble your way through empty, eery hallways, which served as home to many of the National Liberation Front or Vietcong from the hospital's completion in 1963 until 1975. You can hire a guide to take you through the hospital, then grab some local cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Arrange to visit Hospital Cave and other attractions in Cat Ba using our Cat Ba day trip app.
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  • Hospital Cave is really interesting to see. But, it would be nice if there was some additional signage or information about the site. Since we were not traveling with a tour guide, we really just...  more »
  • Most the rooms are empty or just have a bed frame in them. Very little to no information about what the rooms housed, what happened here etc. We could only guess it was from the Vietnam America war...  more »
  • The guy who greeted us was very nice and let us turn off the lights to make long exposure light painting pics. Very interesting historical cave spot. Worth the 40k entrance fee easily. I highly recommend hospital cave
  • Amazing piece of history that is well maintained. The effort required to pour this much concrete inside a mountain cave is astounding. Some of the rooms have staged mannequins to help you imagine how the room was used. I’m bummed to see people here and on TA complaining about the entry fee, which is less than a Haiphong beer.

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