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Cannon Fort, Cat Ba

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 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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  • I agree with all the other comments talking about the great view you have from cannon fort. And when you are in Cat Ba and you already discover all the Island by bike (I would recommend that) you shou...  read more »
  • The fort in my opinion is nothing special to see, but at least you can enjoy a nice view from the top of the island and around. This fort is just few minutes from Cat Ba village, vere easy to reach by...  read more »
  • At least that is what we read in our turist guide and it probably did not lie. You can see the whole Lan Ha Bay from this point and it is just magic. Thanks to a little bistro you can even enjoy that ...  read more »
  • The fort has big rusty guns but the good part is witnessing a beautiful sunset at the bay. The view is great!
  • Beware of the giant hill you have to climb to get there. We took a taxi and of course he dropped us off at the very bottom. The cafe was mediocre but the views are great, and there's a small tunnel and some cannons to explore. Overall it was very relaxing.
  • 40.000 dong entry fee. Nice views!
  • great view over lan ha bay
  • Great view. But cost of ticket is very high for this one (60000vnd!)
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