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Cannon Fort, Cat Ba

(4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Cannon Fort offers scenic views of a bay with tiny houses and rocking fishing boats, surrounded by rolling hills covered with lush greenery. The Japanese built tunnels and gun posts at the site during World War II, which were later used by the French during the Indochina War, and by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. The top can be reached by car or scooter, or, if you're feeling fit, by hiking up a steep, narrow slope. Follow the marked paths through a labyrinth of underground tunnels, caves, and narrow passages, then walk the "U-tunnel" and see where the sleeping quarters were. The fort also features a small museum and a cafe with a terrace. Put Cannon Fort into our Cat Ba travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cat Ba.
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  • If go you to Cat Ba must stop at strong cannon cheap to go and give us beautiful landscape view of top
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  • I really like it. It's nice place to see. Nice view. I wasn't lucky with weather but bet in sunny day has to be incredible just go!  more »
  • Who ever is on cat BA, should simply not miss this Outlook. You can enjoy a unique landscape beautifully to a little rest. Prior to recommend everything in good weather. Worthwhile but even with some clouds! And who wants to see then a few authentic war relics, is also at his own expense.
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  • Fairly cool to look at, not much info on the history of the place though. Beautiful views of the bay area
  • Make sure you take a scooter up to the top, quite a long uphill trek otherwise! Amazing views and little piece of history.
  • The fort has big rusty guns but the good part is witnessing a beautiful sunset at the bay. The view is great!
  • One of the best view ever!!
  • From here you can look over the bay. Don't forget to watch sunset from here.