Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba National Park is located 15km north - west of Cat Ba Town. It was established in 1986. It spans an area of 15,200ha, of which 9,800ha are forest, and contains lots of particularly interesting caves. The original tropical forest spans an area of 570ha, with extremely varied wildlife and vegetation.

CatBa National Park was founded in 1986, it covers 16.196,8 ha including 10.931,7 ha of kart island and 5.256,1 ha of marine ecosystems.

Cat Ba National Park is situated in Cat Ba Island and on several smaller islands nearby. The park currently comprises 98km2 of total land are, 54km2 of inshore waters. The National Park was Vietnam’s first national park to included both terrestrial and marine ecosystems. It is recognized nationally and internationally for its importance in biodiversity conservation, as it contains many different types of ecosystem and habitat. The Park has a great variety of plant and animal species. Catba National Park differs from other national parks in Vietnam because of the great variety of landscapes and ecosystems, including tropical evergeen forests, mangrove, freshwater lake and streams, isolated sandy beaches, coral reefs, caves and grottos. The Park is a tourist attraction to million of domestic and oversea visitors. Come to Catba, travelers not only can worship the beauty of landscapes, seascapes, relax on isolated beaches in Lanha Bay or visit primeval forest but also have chances to discover many unique, precious species of fauna, flora and local culture…

Cat Ba national park

The golden–headed langur or Cat Ba langur is a rare and a precious animal and exists only in Cat Ba island. A special type of tree called “Cay Kim Giao” is unique to Cat Ba. In ancient times, kings and nobles would eat only with chopsticks made from this timber, as the light coloured wood was reputed to turn to black when it touched anything poisonous. There are 745 species of plants recorded on Cat Ba, including 118 timber species and 160 plants with medicinal value. The national park is home to 32 types of mammals and more than 70 species of birds have been sighted. There is a beautiful lake inside the national park called Frog Lake, with a water forest and amazing landscape.

How to come to Cat Ba national park:

Map to go go Cat Ba national park

If you travel from Halong bay, you will get on Gia Luan harbour ( going by boat or by Tuan Chau ferry) where you can take a taxi, mototaxi or rent a car to go 10 km to Catba national park main gate.

If you start from Catba town, it take you about 15 km to come. The road is good and you also can rent a motobike to go and then you can stop at some places on the way to take nice pictures.

Note: for going to Cat Ba island, you can see details information here at: How to come to Cat Ba town

Cat Ba national park

Destinations around Catba national park:

From the Catba national park center, you can come to visit some places nearby like Trung Trang cave, Hospital cave, village garden or you go futher to Cat Ba town to visit Cat Ba market, Cat Ba Canon Fort. If you love to discover more, then you can visit Monkey Island for seeing monkeys, go swimming or take a cruise on Lan Ha bay, visit Viet Hai fishing village...

Kayaking Lan Ha bay - Cat Ba national park


* From Cat Ba national park, you can make a trekking trip throught jungle 12 km to come to visit Viet Hai village. This way has no people living and you have to go with an experienced tour guide who will leads you go through a frog lake. Sometimes, he could help to find water from some kind of trees on the way. This must be very adventurous but it will give you impressed memory.

* You should spend some hours to rent a boat to visit Lan Ha bay: going kayaking, swimming, cruising on boat... as it is so beautiful sightseeing with many islets and sandy beaches on the way.

For the package tour: please contact Monkey Island Resort at

Visit Hospital cave - Cat Ba national park

Riding to Viet Hai village in Cat Ba

Big tree holding stone in Cat Ba national park

* Hotels and Resorts in Cat Ba island

* About Cat Ba island tourism

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