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Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba

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Explore the nature and local life on Cat Ba Island, the largest island of the Cat Ba Archipelago and home to a diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystem. A national park covers half of the island's surface, where tropical limestone forests, karsts, mangroves, coral reefs, emerald lagoons, and hidden caves harbor indigenous animal and plant life. Visit the small communities living on floating fishing villages to learn about their way of life, traditions, customs, and cuisine. Besides discovering the island by land, you can take a ferryboat or rent a kayak to discover secluded areas and look for adventures. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Cat Ba holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cat Ba Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Not much to see or to do. Dont see the point to come here. The sea is brown, overcrowded with locals, transport to the island is the nightmare between bus, boat and again bus...not a must 
    Not much to see or to do. Dont see the point to come here. The sea is brown, overcrowded with locals, transport to the island is the nightmare between bus, boat and again bus...not a must  more »
  • This was my 2nd visit in last 2 years. I can visit this place anytime. I like the natural beauty of the place The journey to the destination is equally thrilling as you have to cross the labd to the....  more
    This was my 2nd visit in last 2 years. I can visit this place anytime. I like the natural beauty of the place The journey to the destination is equally thrilling as you have to cross the labd to the....  more »
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  • I have read some negative reviews about this island being overcrowded, expensive and dirty. Well, the reason is that most of these reviews come from tourists going to touristic places, staying at touristic hotels and buying from touristic stores. If you want a real experience then you have to be away from tourists! Try to do some research and find good spots to visit. We had a great time exploring the jungle and one of the caves in an unpopulated area. The scenery of the mountains and the sounds of the birds are breath taking.
  • I have lived and worked on this island for 11 years, as a person who likes to explore beautiful places, historic sites on this island I feel like a paradise for beauty lovers. nature and want to learn the epic war history of the Vietnamese people. The friendly and hospitable Cat Ba people are happy to welcome you from all over the world.

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