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Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island

Welcome to Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong !

Geographically and politically, Cat Ba Island belongs to Hai Phong city. Cat Ba Island is known as National Park and Reserve, 150km east of Hanoi. The park covers appro. 200 square km, two thirds of which consists of a forested zone and one third, a marine zone.

Cat Ba Island is the largest island in the Cat Ba Archipelago that consists of 350 limestone outcrops adjacent to Ha Long Bay World Heritage site.
With an area of 356 square km, Cat Ba has a wide variety of natural ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial, leading to incredibly high rates of biodiversity and encompasses forested zones, coastal mangroves, freshwater swamps, beaches, caves and waterfalls. In 1986, the Northeast side of the island was designated a National Park and includes a protected marine zone. Cat Ba Island has a population of over 20,000 inhabitants most of whom live off fishing or farming in and around Cat Ba Town. The town is small and ancient, with clusters of fishing boats. Since 1998, Cat Ba town has grown rapidly and has become a tourist hub for both the Island and greater Ha Long Bay.