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Cannon Fort, Cat Ba

(4.1/5 based on 320+ 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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  • We incorporated this site on an afternoon 1/2 day motorcycle trip. On the suggestion of the tour operator, this was our last stop to catch the sunset. Great suggestion. It is quite a hike up and has a...  more »
  • Fabulous panoramic viewpoint. Entrance fee 40000 d. You climb on foot or with the means for a road that begins behind the village. Interesting outdoor exposure, few explanations. Make sure to read something before. Great view from café to Halong Bay, but prices are high and the two girls to school are unpleasant. At sunset, tourists gather all best corner from on Cat Ba city, though often the sunset is not that impressive, at least in April. Nice walk.
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  • Worth a visit if you have time but no need. Better if you are interested in the war. Otherwise, nice but a bit half boring walk.
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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.