Most of tourists come to Vietnam want to visit Halong bay and many of those start to find out that Cat Ba islands are one of the best place to discover as it is not as crowded as Halong bay and there are many beautiful sighseeing here also.
Cat Ba Island is the largest island in Halong Bay area and is home to plenty of hotels, restaurants, and bars. Just about every tour company in Hanoi offers daily trips to the island, attracting travellers looking to enjoy a day of sightseeing during their holiday. Cat Ba islands is located in Hai Phong city. It is about 10 km South East of Halong bay. Cat Ba incuded Cat Ba islands and Lan Ha bay where many tourists love to come to trek in to Cat Ba national park or take a cruise to visit Lan Ha bay islets and beaches and floating villages.
Cat Ba Islands is in the South of Halong bay world heritage. Cat Ba is the place between the forest and the sea blend , creating a one of a kind landscapes. It consists of 367 islands. It has been recognized as the World Biosphere Reserve. Come to this beautiful island, visitors are not only bathed in cool blue beaches, but also can discover mysterious nature through primitive forests on the island.
Cat Ba Island is the giant green carpet contains many mysterious and attractive . Worthy of the Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve 3rd Vietnam , is now recognized as a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the world. The total area of the Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve 26,000 ha wide , with 2 core zone ( strict conservation and human impacts ) , 2 buffer ( allowing economic growth combined with limited but conservation ) and two transition zones ( economic development ). Zone Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve is the full convergence on the tropical rain forest of limestone islands, mangroves , coral reefs , grass beds and especially the cave system. Cat Ba Cai Beo there remains the Halong culture, the way people have lived here 6475 – 4200 years.
With charm bestowed by nature , biological diversity and the tremendous value of the nation’s history , Cat Ba has been and will be an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists.