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Hospital Cave, Cat Ba

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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3.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
A three-story medical safe house carved into the side of a cave, Hospital Cave was once a secret stronghold during the American-Vietnam War. Located in thick foliage nearing the entrance to the national park, the bomb-proof hospital represents an impressive feat of engineering, with a labyrinth of treatment rooms, offices, ammunition rooms, and even a small theater and swimming pool. Amble your way through empty, eery hallways, which served as home to many of the National Liberation Front or Vietcong from the hospital's completion in 1963 until 1975. You can hire a guide to take you through the hospital, then grab some local cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Put Hospital Cave at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cat Ba itinerary maker.
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  • Front Street, paying admission. A guide is included in the entrance fee, but you must ask for it! The plant is very large and the guide will explain the individual rooms (without explanation it would be boring, because the rooms are just empty...)
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  • We asked for a tour guide and he was very informative and spoke good English. Without a guide, there is little information on the cave. Give this a visit for a fascinating look at Cat ba's history. 
  • After you be acquitted of a modest entrance fee you must climb a few steps to find yourself in a dark corridor skirted pieces without interest. Visit of the site uninteresting for us.
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  • 15,000 dong to get in and worth it! There was a guide in the cave working for donations and he was fantastic! Neat to see, got to explore on our own, and learned a lot. Very interesting and unique.
  • This historic attraction is really cool. The hospital was carved into the mountain and it was used during the war.
  • Incredibly impressive ingenuity and resourcefulness. Incredible use of the terrain to achieve a safe and functional hospital. Easy to access via motor scooter, great cafe for parking and coffee directly across from entrance.
  • Good place to see if you like military history and engineering.
  • Dep Officials cave
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