Top Choice National Park in Northeast Vietnam

Halong Bay

Towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay's spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind…
Top Choice Bay in Cat Ba Island

Lan Ha Bay

Lying south and east of Cat Ba Town, the 300 or so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are just as beautiful as those of Halong Bay and have the additional attraction of numerous white-sand beaches.Due to…
Historic Site in Cat Ba Island

Cannon Fort

For one of the best views in Vietnam – no, we’re not kidding – head to Cannon Fort where there are astounding panoramas of Cat Ba Island's jungle-clad hills rolling down to colourful tangles of fishing boats in the …
National Park in Bai Tu Long Bay

Bai Tu Long National Park

The spectacular islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, immediately northeast of Halong Bay, form Bai Tu Long National Park and are every bit as beautiful as its famous neighbour. In some ways it’s actually more stunning, since…
National Park in Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba's beautiful national park is home to 32 types of mammal, including most of the world's 65 remaining golden-headed langur, the world's most endangered primate. There are some good hiking trails here, including…
National Park in Northeast Vietnam

Ba Be National Park

Often referred to as the Ba Be Lakes, Ba Be National Park was established in 1992 as Vietnam’s eighth national park. The scenery here swoops from towering limestone mountains peaking at 1554m down into plunging vall…
Market in Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island Market

The market at the northern end of Cat Ba Town's harbour is a great local affair with twitching crabs, jumbo shrimp and pyramids of fresh fruit.
Monument in Cat Ba Island

Ho Chi Minh Monument

This monument stands up on imaginatively named Mountain No 1; the hillock opposite the pier in Cat Ba Town.
Cave in Cao Bang

Nguom Ngao Cave

About 4km from Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave is one of the most spectacular cave systems in Vietnam. Created by an underground river, it extends for several kilometres underground; villagers sheltered here dur…
Historic Site in Cat Ba Island

Hospital Cave

Hospital Cave served both as a secret, bomb-proof hospital during the American War and as a safe house for VC leaders. Built between 1963 and 1965 (with assistance from China), this incredibly well-constructed three…