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Cannon Fort, Cat Ba
(4/5 based on 260+ 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 got free access through the resort we stayed at, and went up on motorbikes just on sunset. It is a steep hill to climb if you aren't on a bike! One of the most stunning views I saw in all of Vietna...  more »
  • About a 10-15 minute steep walk to the ticket booth from the main strip in Cat Ba, followed by another 10-15 minute, flatter, walk to the fort itself. Admission: 40,000 VND/about £1.40. Open 08:00 - 1...  more »
  • Great view of cat ba! Try to go at sunset due Sun I enclose a photo. Very friendly visit
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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.