The sand island is a complex of 367 islands including Cat Ba island in the south of Ha Long bay, off Hai Phong city and Quang Ninh province, about 30 km from the center of Hai Phong city, away from Halong about 25 km. Administratively, the archipelago belongs to Cat Hai island district, Hai Phong city. It has been recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve in the world.
Infrastructure is also quite developed with a combination of hotels, motels, resorts, temples and especially the whole island area that has been deployed by Hai Phong city with wifi transceiver stations. The islands have coordinates 106 ° 52′- 107 ° 07′ Dong, 20 ° 42′- 20 ° 54′ Northern latitude. The area is about 300 km². Population of 8,400 people (1996). Other small islands: Cat Ong island, Cat Don island, Hon May island, Quai Xanh island, Tai Keo island, ... The sand island is a complex of 367 islands including Cat Ba island in the south of Ha Long bay, off Hai Phong city and Quang Ninh province, about 30 km from the center of Hai Phong city, about 25 km from Ha Long city. Administratively, the archipelago belongs to Cat Hai island district, Hai Phong city. It has been recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve.
Cat Ba location on the map of Cat Ba, also known as Ngoc island, is the largest island on the total of 1,969 islands on Ha Long bay. According to local legend, the name Cat Ba is also read the names of the women. Because there was a time when the women, the sisters here took care of the logistics for them to fight the enemy on a neighboring island. The island is called Ong Ong Island (Cat Ong). Thus, Cat Ba is a misdirection of the ladies.
Cat Ba is a beautiful and poetic island, located at an average height of 70m above sea level (ranging from 0-331 m). On this island, there is Cat Ba town in the southeast (overlooking Lan Ha bay) and 6 communes: Gia Luan, Hien Hao, Phu Long, Tran Chau, Viet Hai and Xuan Cu. Residents are mainly Kinh. Legend has it that the name of the island was the Lady and the rear for the Saints to fight the An enemy. In Cat Ba town, there is the Ba Temple. The administrative maps of the French colonial period (such as the 1938 map) also recorded the Ladies. So perhaps the name of the women was read into Cat Ba. Previously Cat Ba island belonged to Cat Ba district, in 1977 it was merged with Cat Hai district to become Cat Hai district. In the past, the island belonged to Quang Yen province, and then in Hong Quang area, until 1956, it was moved to Hai Phong city. On Cat Ba main island, there is primeval forest on limestone mountain which is being promoted for ecotourism development. In the southeast of the island, there is Lan Ha Bay, in the southwest, there is Cat Gia Bay which has some small but clean, big waves which are convenient for developing sea bathing and relaxation. There are many beautiful limestone mountains on the sea like Ha Long and Bai Tu Long bays. On some small islands, there are also many beautiful beaches. Road across Cat Ba island: 27 km long, there are many steep hills winding down, down, passing through, along the sea edge, through national parks, exotic scenery, charming water. Cat Ba National Park: covers an area of 15,200 ha, including 9,000 ha of forest, 5,400 ha of sea, creating an ideal ecological environment. Trung Trang Cave: Located 15 km from the town next to the island road, there are many natural stalactites. This cave can contain hundreds of people. Hung Son Cave: 13 km from the town, on the road across the island. The cave is also known as Dong Quan Y because during the Vietnam War, people built a hospital with hundreds of beds in the mountain. The Phu Long Cave (Cai Vieng) has just been discovered, is said to be more beautiful than Trung Trang Cave.
3 most famous beaches attract tourists of Cat Ba island tourism. The common point of all 3 is not too wide, but is surrounded by green mountains, smooth waves, clear water and less windy. The most interesting is the 3 beaches "brothers" are connected by a small wooden bridge along the mountain side, extremely poetic.
Tourists like the bustling atmosphere, fun, can mix into the crowd at Cat Co 1 beach, water here in, wide beach, fine sand should be many people love. If you find a quieter space, you can follow Cat Tien bridge to cross Cat Co 2 beach. This beach is narrower and quite empty. If you want to try swimming and immerse yourself deep in the sea, Cat Co 3 beach is an appropriate choice. The water here is deep and green, strong waves, surrounded by majestic mountains. All 3 beaches are quite famous, so tourism services thrive, in addition to beautiful dreamland resorts along the seaward-facing mountains, food service, rental even, sun loungers here also want to look thousands of conditions ..
Monkey Island is a small island located 2Km from Cat Ba town. The beach has a length of about 1 km, located on Monkey Island, a beach called Cat Pineapple. This is really a beautiful beach of Lan Ha bay. Coming here, new visitors have the real feeling of swimming in the bay because the sea here is absolutely clear and clean.
To reach Monkey Island, visitors take a boat from Beo wharf, about 2 km from Cat Ba town. In fact, in Monkey Island there is a smaller beach called Pineapple Cat 2. This beach is mainly for high-end tourists including Vietnamese guests and international visitors. There is a resort-style Resort - Monkey Island Resort with traditional houses (paintings, bamboo, leaves). If you don't want to be noisy, this is the ideal destination of Cat Ba Island.
This is a beach being invested and put into use. The beach here has tidal waves and is quieter than Cat Co beaches. Tung Thu beach is about 2 km away from Cat Ba town towards Cat Ba forest.
Cat Ba National Park was established on March 31, 1986 according to Decision No. 79 / CP of the Council of Ministers of Vietnam (now the government). Including marine ecosystems, terrestrial forest ecosystems, mangrove ecosystems. Cat Ba National Park is located 30 nautical miles from the center of Hai Phong city to the east.
North borders Gia Luan commune. East borders Ha Long Bay. The West is adjacent to the tourist town of Dao Cat Ba and Xuan Con, Tran Chau and Hien Hao communes.
The entire Cat Ba National Park consists of a rugged mountain area with a height of <500 m, most of which are in the range of 50–200 m. Cat Ba Island is mainly limestone mountains interspersed with many narrow valleys running in the Northeast-Southwest direction.
Cat Ba National Park covers an area of 26,240 hectares, of which 17,040 hectares are island land and 9,200 hectares of sea surface. This is a place where many different ecosystems (ecosystems) converge: the ecosystem of the mangrove forest, the forest ecosystem of limestone mountains, and the marine ecosystem of coral reefs. There is a diverse flora and fauna, including 2,320 flora and fauna species, of which 282 species of animals live in the forest, 538 species of sea animals, 196 species of marine fish, 771 terrestrial plants, 23 species mangrove plants, 75 seaweed species, 177 coral species ...
The forest here has a main type of evergreen tropical rainforest, but due to topographic conditions, soil and water regime, there are a number of sub-types of forests: forest on limestone mountains and coastal mangrove forests. , freshwater flooded forest on the mountain. The forest here also has many types of individual forest ecology such as Kim Giao complex (in the area near Ngu Lam peak); monopoly And country (Frog Pond area). The composition of plants has 741 different species, many types of precious timber trees such as mussels, slices of flowers, limbs, chestnut flowers, kim giao, white typing, and treat, in the world only in Himalayan mountains, submerged plants 23 species of salt, seaweed 75 species, phytoplankton 199 species
Particularly, Cat Ba archipelago has up to 60 rare and precious endemic species included in the Vietnam Red Book: Animals with white-headed langurs, white-legged langurs, crow-crows ... plants have earth for spirituality, slices of flowers, needles and honey. Especially in the area of Trung Trang, there is Kim Giao forest, a kind of endemic tree living in a corporation on an area of tens of hectares between the center of the garden. According to a recent survey, in Cat Ba, there are only over 60 white-headed langurs - the only endemic species in our country and in the world.
Particularly, Cat Ba archipelago has up to 60 rare and precious endemic species included in the Vietnam Red Book: Animals with white-headed langurs, white-legged langurs, cavities, black squirrels ...; plants have earth for spirituality, slices of flowers, needles and honey. Set
On the main island there are green tropical forest carpet all year round. This is a primeval forest and is one of the largest national parks in the country (Cat Ba National Park). Protection planning area is 15,200 hectares, including 9,800 hectares and 4,200 hectares of sea. Cat Ba forest has been recognized as a national park since May 23, 1983. Particularly in Trung Trang area, there is Kim Giao forest, a kind of endemic tree living in a corporation on an area of tens of hectares between the center of the garden. According to a recent survey, in Cat Ba, there are only over 60 white-headed langurs - the only endemic species in our country and in the world.
With a high biodiversity, the Cat Ba archipelago has been officially recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve during the International Council meeting on the coordination of human and biosphere programs held in Paris. October 29, 2004. The Cat Ba archipelago recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve is a driving force for the development of economy, tourism, and the promotion of aquaculture and fishing and scientific research. The majestic - that is all that people can say when coming to the High Point 177 in Cat Ba, Hai Phong with the main route is to travel to the Fortress Fortress. Coming to Cat Ba at this time, people mention much about the 177 High Point, where nature, heaven and earth and the sea are in harmony.
The historical records also recorded on this land, in addition to two cannon cannons is a system of observatories and trench complex. Built right on top of the mountain, the buildings are still nearly intact despite the war and time.
Fortress on the high point 177 is quite new for many visitors to Cat Ba (Hai Phong). Once arrived here, visitors are surprised by the impressive military construction of Cat Ba defense line. Also from this high point, visitors can watch, admire the nature of four mineral aspects of Cat Ba. Many people come here to feel close to nature, the place of harmony of heaven and earth, mountains and sea. The majestic and poetic scenery and the pristine scenery, the heroic evidence of human beings move the emotions of every visitor. From the center of Cat Ba town, about 10 minutes by car, visitors enjoy the winding road, this side is mountains and trees, on the other side is Cat Ba bay, the green Beo beach breaks create interesting feelings for each traveler guest. Stepping on the top of the mountain, at the peak of the 177, a fortress fortress appeared almost intact by a complex, complex military tunnel system and observation system. In addition to the trenches covered with thick and rough blocks of rock, the massive tunnel sections with the dome going deep into the mountain center have large space, enough for the whole group to pass through.
Visitors See Cat Ba From The Fox Point The tunnel leads straight to the management area and bunkers built with solid concrete blocks. Built on the top of the mountain, the buildings are almost intact despite war and time. This is a special thing for visitors, because many people know that Cat Ba is located at the end of a strategic arc where the island is regarded as a giant fortress that keeps the sea going into the Northeastern region. me. But few people know, in this high point 177 is a critical position with the responsibility to guard the waters and airspace of the country. One thing worth noting is that when deciding to turn this place into a resort, investors know how to respect history. Relax, sip coffee on the top of the mountain, opposite emotions rising in each person. Especially, this place has a large binoculars installed so visitors can see the panoramic view of Cat Ba from above. Or if not, you can also enjoy the wonderful natural beauty of Cat Ba.
In particular, visitors can see Lan Ha bay from above, one of the most beautiful bays in the population of Cat Ba and Ha Long - the natural wonders of the world. Lan Ha from the sky is great, there are people like that of heaven and earth. Lan Ha from above gives a turquoise sea water color that blends with the color of vegetation covered with limestone mountains, along with the sunlight to create a fanciful look, adding a charming green color to Cat Ba. From the observation deck of the Fortress Tourism Zone, we can see the wide open space ahead, feel overwhelmed, adventure with space and scenery. Located right at the foot of the mountain are the two most beautiful beaches of Cat Ba - Cat Co 1 and Cat Co 2. Stop at Cafe Phao Dai, opposite emotions rise in every person. The location of the cafe shows the contrast here. One side is a rough look of military historical trophy with trenches, ammunition, guns and one side is the romantic beauty that nature brings to this place, the beauty of the sea, mountains and forests. These two values seem to be very difficult to integrate and meet each other here. Creator like accidentally arranging the contrasts in life that makes anyone to catch up to heart. It gives us philosophical contemplations of life: In the arid and rustic way, the romantic romance flows. According to legend, when heaven and earth were close together, heavenly fairies often turned into stork wings to enjoy the earthly scenery. With fine white sandy beaches, clear blue sea and waves rippling to the mountainside, this is really a place for sight. The islands are far away, hidden, floating on the waves like Goc island or Long Chau dragon eye island. Nature and nature have drawn beautiful lines on the blue sea to create a picture that is hard to match.
Viet Hai Village is located in the middle of the sea, surrounded by high mountains and old forests of Cat Ba National Park, in Cat Hai island district, Hai Phong. Very few people in the country set foot here, but Viet Hai is attracting a lot of foreign tourists.
Previously, Viet Hai was almost separate from the outside world. Wild mountain forest, deserted so every time when the road is flooded during the rainy season, the local people go on indifferently to "escape". Mr. Hoang, a resident of Cat Ba, confessed in the village of the village over the past 10 years also from the "striptease" story. That time, he brought high-quality medicine to sell to the villagers, to the middle of the stream, to meet a girl who was in the same condition as himself. The girl was shy and confused, throwing clothes and furniture into the water. After that, he had to voluntarily lend her his clothes temporarily. So then get used to and love each other, become husband and wife.
The Viet Hai people still retain their "original" life as they were in ancient times. The whole commune has more than a dozen old Chinese motorbikes of the most well-off families used in the village to run a few kilometers around the newly opened concrete road. When this man finished running, he threw his car to a corner of the road, leaving the keys on the car. Other people want to get the car running, then go ahead, then return to the old place. The house was open all day and night, and the owner who left for a few days did not steal the furniture. This house has work to worry about, there is no need to report, the whole village comes to help. Furniture of this house that other people have a job needs to be used freely. Therefore, the whole village has only two brothers. Tourists visit Viet Hai village, an owner who loves the administration. Viet Hai is almost "clean" with all kinds of social evils.
Tourists visiting the lives of people in Viet Hai village Viet Hai is currently the most difficult and deep commune of Cat Hai district. But the people here seem to be very satisfied with the poor life but rich in their love. Living together, not calculating, benefiting, getting rich between mountains and the sea. Party Secretary of Dinh Van Thuy commune confided that it was also thanks to this cultural feature that foreign tourists came to visit more and more. For several years, tens of thousands of tourists have crossed streams and climbed passes to visit. They heard a pristine land between the world biosphere reserve, Cat Ba national forest. The Viet Hai people also started to appear quite sharp when they started to travel. The village decided to send a group of people to Hanoi, to Ho Chi Minh City to learn how to travel to the village. There is also a tourism company "forest man" opening operations in this swamp mountain village owned by the local people. Mountain bikes are bought to Hai Phong by boat to take to the village, serving Western tourists to watch the village and climb the mountain. There are also some people who work in the fields and also work as motorbike taxi drivers to take tourists to visit the village.
Tourists visiting the lives of people in Viet Hai village Viet Hai is currently the most difficult and deep commune of Cat Hai district. But the people here seem to be very satisfied with the poor but rich in their love. Living together, not calculating, benefiting, getting rich between mountains and the sea. Party Secretary of Dinh Van Thuy commune confided that it was also thanks to this cultural feature có giá trị lớn hơn để xem more and more. For several years, tens of thousands of tourists have crossed streams and climbed passes to visit. They heard a pristine land between the world biosphere reserve, Cat Ba national forest. The Viet Two people also started to appear quite sharp when they started to travel. The village decided to send a group of people to Hanoi, đến Ho Chi Minh City để biết cách làm việc đến village. Có có một công sở hữu "cơ sở dữ liệu công nghệ" để mở cơ sở dữ liệu này ở một rãnh ghi của village đã được biết của tên miền. Mountain bikes are bought to Hai Phong by boat to take to the village, serving Western tourists to watch the village and climb the mountain. Có nên một người người làm việc làm trong trường trường và cũng làm việc làm xebike taxi driver để lấy các thành viên đến visit the village.