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Hospital Cave, Cat Ba
(3.3/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Went here by myself as I passed through on a motorbike. Very interesting place to visit. Was quiet when I got there. Would recommend getting a guide to give you more information as you go through (the...  more »
  • This attraction is so so, but then again it depends on why you went...As a 'cave' its almost zero compared to other caves in the area, and they will tell you the hospital is built up of cement where o...  more »
  • An attraction that you pay to see empty rooms. Not there are guide or nothing of information that you input the visit. Seen in 5 minutes though I recommend not to go, it adds nothing
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  • Now it's more expensive so instead of 15.000 you pay 40.000 per person. The guide will tell you pretty much nothing and you have to discover on your own. It's just concrete inside the cave. I think it's not worth the visit. Rather go to the caves up north. They are more beautiful and you will enjoy the road.
  • Is to expensive for 5 minutes tour even with a guide(40.000), do not worth it
  • Nice short hike. Not much of a view but interesting nevertheless
  • Very unique bit of history with this converted cave, well worth accepting the tour guide in exchange for a tip/ price of your choosing.
  • This historic attraction is really cool. The hospital was carved into the mountain and it was used during the war.