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Cannon Fort, Cat Ba
(4/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Impressive Museum and beautiful views of has long bay. It is worth 40,000 dong per person and is close to the Centre. It is the top of a steep so it is best to go by motorbike or taxi.
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  • We visited this place in late afternoon in Autumn, after the sunset. Without the light, we couln't not see the view of the bay from the hill and it was difficult to you explore this place in the dark....  more »
  • Go in the afternoon, there isn't much to do there. Beautiful views and some canon, shelter and a little Museum and elements of war. The entry is 40,000 vnd per person. The nice thing is when the sun sets. There is a viewpoint fantasy where a picture is magnificent. Be full of tourists to see the sunset, but it is true, in our case at least, that even having many tourists had much quietness and was a joy! You can walk but more advisable to go with bike!
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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.