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Cannon Fort, Cat Ba

(4/5 based on 280+ 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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  • The fort is in good condition and allows you to get an idea of the living conditions of soldiers of the time. You can even restore admiring the grand panorama of the surrounding Bay
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  • The entrance costs 40,000 dong. You can enter with the bike and Park just above all. Is a ride more than pleasant with different view points, the view is very good. It has a bar where you can enjoy a coffee while waiting the sunset. There are several rooms with museums. Trenches. Boxes of ammunition, etc... I recommend going in the evening to watch the sunset. About 1530 he is good time :-)
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  • The way to the Cannon Fort and the area on top of the hill provides excellent views and scenary. Besides that you will really feel or you can really imagine how it was in the Vietnam War, as ways, tun...  more »
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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.