Cat Ba National Park is located in the World Biosphere Reserve and is an attractive tourist destination, attracting hundreds of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists each year.
As a destination on one of the routes discovering Cat Ba National Park, Kim Giao forest is the choice for having a wonderful time in a peaceful and romantic landscape, which might help you to feel the value of life and the relaxation.
How to get to Kim Giao forest
From Hai Phong, you can take a speedboat with a price of 200,000 VND/ person from Ben Binh to Cat Ba National Park that takes about 45 minutes.
Then you have to walk into Kim Giao forest and Ngu Lam mount. Or you take a taxi from Hai Phong, through Dinh Vu island, Cat Hai island to Cat Ba national park at the price of 100.000 VND/person before walking to Kim Giao forest.
Adventure travel to Kim Giao forest
In the walk to Kim Giao forest, you have to spend about 3 to 4 hours to cross more than a 3km road. The way is not easy as you have to follow the trails with jagged of cat ears rock, slippery and wet clay.
However, this is a great challenge for any of those who love discovering and conquering nature. This opportunity also helps you immerse yourself in the majestic mountain scenery.
Enjoy the nature in the next part of the journey
After that, the journey continues by walking through 500m concrete road from the gated garden to the foot of the mountain. Along this stretch, you can take time to discover here the botanical garden representing more than 1,500 plant species present in Cat Ba National Park or try to wash your hands with clear, cool water in the jade believed to bring you luck.
Climbing to Kim Giao forest
At the foot of the mountain, visitors begin conquering tough time to come to Kim Giao forest. After climbing nearly 500m on the rocky mountains, you arrive at the famous forest – Kim Giao – a peaceful, romantic place and an ideal base for people to feel the joy of life.
During the climbing time, you can hear the legendary story about the original of Kim Giao tree that is a love stories of Kim and Giao. From that, you might feel this place a very romantic destination in Cat Ba.
Features of Kim Giao tree
Kim Giao is a kind of precious tree in Vietnam, blooms in April, May, and fructifying in June, July. Leaves of Kim Giao can be used as an antidote. People believe that chopsticks made from Kim Giao wood can trace toxins mixed in food.
Before heading back home, you can buy some souvenir such as chopsticks, lucky charm or some traditional medicine made from Kim Giao at the foot of the mountain.0