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Cannon Fort, Cat Ba

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Cannon Fort offers scenic views of a bay with tiny houses and rocking fishing boats, surrounded by rolling hills covered with lush greenery. The Japanese built tunnels and gun posts at the site during World War II, which were later used by the French during the Indochina War, and by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. The top can be reached by car or scooter, or, if you're feeling fit, by hiking up a steep, narrow slope. Follow the marked paths through a labyrinth of underground tunnels, caves, and narrow passages, then walk the "U-tunnel" and see where the sleeping quarters were. The fort also features a small museum and a cafe with a terrace. Using our custom trip planner, Cat Ba attractions like Cannon Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • As of today this place is officially closed. You can sneak in by paying taxi drivers extra, but don't expect much.Apart from the overview of the town, there isn't much. 
    As of today this place is officially closed. You can sneak in by paying taxi drivers extra, but don't expect much.Apart from the overview of the town, there isn't much.  more »
  • We visited on a grey day for something to do. 40,000 dong per person to visit and a long old walk until you get to the "main" part. We had a moped, luckily. Theres a few "attractions"that are from... 
    We visited on a grey day for something to do. 40,000 dong per person to visit and a long old walk until you get to the "main" part. We had a moped, luckily. Theres a few "attractions"that are from...  more »
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  • I visited in 2019. It has commanding views of the limestone karsts over the bay as well as the fishing town itself. The facilities are a bit dingy though.
  • The place is officially closed. There is an issue between government and military apparently. That's the reason. I have asked the locals. Anyway, if you are lucky, the gate might be open. Sneak in. I have managed that. Be aware of the "military" House on your right, maybe 1km away from the gate. They might try to stop you and send back. If you keep quiet and walk passed, if no one see you, you can walk further and admire the views as well as the bunkers, tunnel etc. The views are stunning. It's worth to sneak in. Could be easier on the motorbike tho.

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