Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay in the Cat Archipelago
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Halong Bay covers an area of approximately 1,553 km², including 1,969 islets, most of which are limestone topped with thick jungle vegetation rising from the ocean.
Cat Ba Island is the largest of 367 islands in the archipelago, which makes up the south-eastern edge of Halong Bay in northern Vietnam. About half of the island is covered by a national park, home to endangered species, but also with beaches, lagoons, coves, tropical forests, and lakes ideal for swimming, kayaking, squid fishing, and snorkelling.
Ba Trai Dao Island
Ba Trai Dao Island is located in Lan Ha Bay in the Cat Ba Archipelago. It is a truly pristine region with several small beaches and only a few cruise boats can reach this lost paradise. You can go swimming, kayaking, or sunbathing on the beautiful beach or just do your own thing to unwind and relax, especially in the afternoon when there are few people around.
Viet Hai Village
Located right by the sea, surrounded by the high mountains and ancient forests of Cat Ba National Park, Viet Hai fishing village belongs to Cat Hai island district, Haiphong. You will be charmed by the peace and quiet of this picturesque village and the jungle-clad mountains, which are a backdrop to the village, will leave an indelible memory of your visit.
Ba Ham Lake
Ba Ham Lake, which consists of three large lakes connected by three cave gates (Ham), still retains a mysterious and untouched beauty. If you want to explore Ho Ba Ham, you have to go by sampan or kayak at low tide, when it is possible to pass through the caves to reach the lakes.
Cat Ba Island
Cat Ba Island is considered to be one of the largest and most visited destinations in the north of Vietnam, together with Halong Bay. This island is 350 km² in area and consists of around 367 beautiful islets, both small and large, with a rich biodiversity and a variety of ecosystems.
Many people come to Cannon Fort on Cat Ba Island to feel close to nature, enjoy the panoramic views of the limestone islets stretching out into the bay as well as the town and the colorful fishing boats. The gun emplacements were used by the French and the Vietnamese during times of conflict in the 20th century to defend the port of Haiphong.
Dark and Bright Cave
The Dark and Bright Cave is located in the area bordering Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay, which belongs to the protected area of Cat Ba archipelago. An ideal destination for those who are keen on kayaking as this is the best way to access the caves and the pristine lake, which is surrounded by cliffs covered in trees and colorful flowers.