About Catba, Vietnam
About Catba, Vietnam
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Cat Ba island is a magnificent natural area located in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Recently, this rugged, primitive island has experienced a tourism surge. Visiting this beautiful site must be on the bucket list of almost every traveler to Vietnam. Cat Ba island has a reputation for its gorgeous and untouched charm as well as its diverse culture. Visiting Cat Ba island, you will be fascinated by the beauty of the sea, the limestone mountains with many interesting caves alternating with smooth white sand beaches. Surely, you will want to set off your journey immediately.
If you’re having no idea about worth visiting places or still not getting enough information about this island, you are at the right place now. This article will give you the full details of everything you need before visiting Cat Ba island. Let’s make a trip plan to Cat Ba island with us!
Cat Ba island is located in Cat Hai district, which is about 30 km away from the center of Hai Phong city and about 10 km away from Halong Baya. It is the largest island of 367 ones lying in unique and beautiful Cat Ba archipelago.
Cat Ba Island is a huge green carpet containing a lot of mystery and attractiveness. Also, Cat Ba is considered to be the third biosphere reserve in Vietnam and now recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve.
The total area of Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve is over 26,000 ha with two core zones (strict conservation and no human impact), two buffer zones (allowing economic limited development but in combination with conservation) and two transitional areas (economic development). Cat Ba biosphere reserve is a convergence of tropical rainforests on limestone islands, mangrove forests, coral reefs and especially cave systems.
Besides its incredible natural beauty, Cat Ba island is home to great numbers of species, which leads to unbelievable biodiversity. It is recorded to have 1,561 species of flora and 279 species of fauna. Also, there are 160 bird species, 276 species of insects and more than 1000 of aquatic species. Especially, Cat Ba island national park is habitat to the golden head langurs– the most seriously threatened primates in the world.