Cat Ba National Park Hai Phong Vietnam

Cat Ba Notional Park

Cat Ba National Park has an area of ​​152 km2 and is located at an average altitude of 150m above sea level, 14km from Cat Ba town center.

This is home to more than 3.860 kinds of fauna and flora, 130 of which are classified as rare and 67 as extremely rare as listed by IUCN, and 21 are the rarest creatures worldwide.

What does Cat Ba National Park have?

Currently, Cat Ba National Park has been included in a biosphere conservation area by UNESCO, where it is preserving a population of 741 plant species and 282 different animal species.

Voọc Cat Ba (Trachypithecus poliocephalus)

One of the world's rarest primates - Voọc (Trachypithecus poliocephalus), only survives in Cat Ba Island, with 63 of them currently under the strict official protection of Cat Ba National Park.

Babies are born with ginger fur, gradually turning black from the tail end. Yong infants used to cling to their mum for dear life.

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Vooc Cat Ba

 As they get older, they get bolder and take more risks. Those that survive spend a lot of time traveling. Experienced adults know precisely where to find seasonal foods.

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In addition to the diverse and rich flora and fauna that are being preserved, Cat Ba National Park also has shimmering and famous caves such as Trung Trang Cave, Roi Cave, Hoa Cuong Cave...

Experiences at Cat Ba National Park

If you are an adventurous person, going trekking in Cat Ba National Park would be an unforgettable memory. It is the feeling of trekking through the forest and enjoying the vast, remarkable landscape at the trail's end.

The ideal time to visit Cat Ba National Park is from April to November. Because at this time, the weather in Cat Ba is very beautiful and pleasant.

This place is a Trekking (walking and climbing) destination loved by young people because:

  1. Beautiful natural landscape.
  2. Moderate difficulty but still gives visitors surprise and the feeling of conquering the peak.
  3. Rocky mountains and forests intertwine with each other, giving a strong sense of discovery.
  4. The most wonderful thing is when you "Climb to the Top" you can see all the "Happiness" at the majestic scene before your eyes.

Trekking Cat Ba National Park to Viet Hai Village

Long tour routes with a tour time of 4 - 8 hours for walking and climbing activities include: Ao Ech - Viet Hai route, May Bau - Quan Y Cave route, Kim Giao - Me Con - Tung route Di.

Trekking Cat Ba National Park to Viet Hai Village

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If you start from Hanoi at 7:30 AM by bus, you might be able to get to Cat Ba National Park at around 11:00 AM.

The trail is about 8 km through the forest with big tropical trees with curiously weird-shaped roots and branches along the way.

Trekking Cat Ba national park

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The first 100 meters can be very dangerous and challenging, with some streams suddenly crossing the path.

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When you go deeper into the wood, the trail will get smaller and craggy.

Trekking Cat Ba national park

Sometimes the trail can be so mysterious like what you were dreaming of as a child.

Trekking Cat Ba national park

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You'll have friend requests from many beautiful creatures along the way.


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Around 1 PM you might get to Frog Pond. You can have a break here, chit-chat with your friends, and have some snacks while looking at the still water with lush green trees raising up.

Ao Ech

Keep going for 4 more kilometers; you will see Viet Hai village.

If you go here in late winter or mid-summer, you can see the locals busy preparing the age-old paddy fields ready for the new planting.

Domesticated water buffaloes still plow the rice terraces.

viet hai village

Besides cultivation, the locals also go fishing, thanks to the rich water circling the village.

viet hai village

From Viet Hai village, you can board feel to go back to the center of town and enjoy the busy nightlife there.

Trekking to Ngu Lam Peak - Trung Trang Cave

Book half-day trekking Ngu Lam Peak and Trung Trang Cave → Here

Short tour routes with a visit time of 2 to 3 hours for motorbikes, bicycles, cars, walking, and climbing include: Kim Giao Forest - Ngu Lam Peak route, Environmental education route, Dong Trung route Page – Committee Cave.

Ngu Lam peak

Ngu Lam peak

Trung Trang Cave

Trung Trang Cave

Trekking Ngu Lam Peak

Visit Trung Trang Cave

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