Cat Ba Island


Cat Ba Island is the largest island in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by a National Park, which is home to the highly endangered Cat Ba langur. This golden-headed langur is rarely seen, as fewer than 60 specimens are thought to survive in the wild, although it is the subject of a well-organised conservation programme; the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Program, an international NGO that has its office at the National Park Head Quarters. The Park covers both land and marine areas and has a high biodiversity, although it is at risk from too rapid an increase in tourism. Other mammals in the Park include civet cats and oriental giant squirrels.

Outside of Cat Ba town is a beautiful island with much to explore.

Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island which includes 367 islands, located in the south of Halong. It has been recognized as the world biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Many tourists have to affirm that it is the most beautiful and romantic Cat Ba Island when they come to Cat Ba Island.

Cat Ba Island includes 367 islands located in the south of Halong. It is about 30 kilometers far from the center of Haiphong and has been recognized by UNESCO as the world biosphere reserve. The area is approximately 300km2 and population in 2005 is 27.827 people. Cat Ba Island has other small islands such as: Cat Ong Islet, Cat Duoi Islet, May Islet, Quai Xanh Islet and Tai Keo Islet… and also known as Ngoc Island, which is the biggest island of the total 1969 islands in Halong Bay. It is a beautiful and romantic island, which situated on 70 meters above the sea level. Previously, the Island was belongs to Quang Yen province, then belongs to Hong Quang and in 1956 it was a part of Haiphong city.

Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island

Ca Ba Island is situated in the tropical monsoon, the ocean impacts on the average of temperature, humidity and rainfall. However, in the winter, it is not as cold as mainland and in the summer, it is absolutely cool. The average temperature is about 25-280C. In May and June, the monsoon blows strongly. The heavy rain storms usually occur in July, August, and September.

Cat Ba Island – Because of the limestone structure, Cat Ba is created by the heaven with spectacular views. The area of forest is more than 17300 hectares. In the jungle, there has the ancient varan Komodo and chamois. Cat Ba Island has many shrimp, crabs…  Cat Ba National Park is regarded as a natural museum which preserves the divers vegetation and species of herbs. Cat Ba not only has the various herbs but also reserves the rare animals having in the Red List of Threatened Species. Hundreds of odd mountains combine with mysterious caves, which create the wonderful views of Cat Ba Island. Cat Ba Island has many bays with smooth sand and sparkling coral colonies.

Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island is a natural masterpiece of Vietnam. Cat Ba forest has many rare woods such as Lat Hoa, Kim Giao, Dinh and Goi Nep… Especially, there have over three dozen species of rare bird such as Eagles, Da Da, Cu Gay, and Nightingale… According to the latest survey of an international organization, the Cat Ba National Park has 200 the white headed langur.

Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island in Hai Phong

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