Cat Ba is the largest island in the Gulf and about half of its area is covered by the National Park, home to the large Civet.
Cat Ba town
The island has many natural ecosystems, both sea, and land, leading to high rates of biodiversity. The natural habitats on Cat Ba Island include limestone mountains, tropical limestone mountains, coral reefs, mangroves, beaches, lagoons, beaches, caves, and swamps.
Where is Cat Ba town?
Cat Ba includes the Cat Ba island and Lan Ha Bay. By visiting Cat Ba, you can trek in Cat Ba National Park or take a boat trip to visit the Lan Ha Bay, the beaches and floating villages.
The Cat Ba Archipelago is located in the world heritage of Ha Long Bay including 367 islands, off the coast of Hai Phong and Quang Ninh, about 30 km from the center of Hai Phong city, about 25 km from Ha Long City.
The unique location of Cat Ba
Cat Ba lies between the forest and the sea interchange, creating a natural landscape. Come to this beautiful island; you can not only bathe in the beautiful beaches but also discover the mysterious nature through the ancient forests on the island.
Cat Ba National park location – An important part of Cat Ba town
At the heart of Cat Ba Island is a national park of diverse ecological landscape and ecology. Cat Ba National Park covers an area of about 15,200 ha of tropical forest with abundant fauna and flora systems, including 570 ha, which is characterized by white and Kim Giao trees.
History of Cat Ba national park
In 1986, 9,800 hectares (about one-third of the total land area) were added to Cat Ba National Park, the first protected area in Vietnam comprising one component.
It was the site of a wood company. In 2006, the boundary of the national park was redefined, so the park covers an area of 109 km² and 52 km² of coastal waters and mangrove tidal areas.
The park has 92 employees, of which more than 60 rangers. In 2004, the Cat Ba Archipelago was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the conservation of the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem, along with the diversity of plants and animals found on the island.
Island system in Lan Ha Bay – The most attractive destination in Cat Ba town
Lan Ha Bay has about 400 small islands. Take a boat trip to Lan Ha bay, you will see many islands with small beaches.
The bay has hundreds of different types of mountains depending on the imagination of tourists such as Hon Guoc, Hon Do, etc.
Lan Ha Bay has about 139 beautiful white sand beaches. Many islands have sandy beaches between the two rocky mountains.
Activities in Lan Ha Bay
You can come to this beach for swimming, kayaking, sunbathing or lunch on the beach.
In particular, at some of the major beaches, local people have invested in building some bungalows where you can stay overnight such as Monkey Island Resort, Sandy Beach Resort, Bungalow Castaway, Bungalow Cove Beach.0