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Cannon Fort, Cat Ba

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Cannon Fort offers scenic views of a bay with tiny houses and rocking fishing boats, surrounded by rolling hills covered with lush greenery. The Japanese built tunnels and gun posts at the site during World War II, which were later used by the French during the Indochina War, and by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. The top can be reached by car or scooter, or, if you're feeling fit, by hiking up a steep, narrow slope. Follow the marked paths through a labyrinth of underground tunnels, caves, and narrow passages, then walk the "U-tunnel" and see where the sleeping quarters were. The fort also features a small museum and a cafe with a terrace. Using our custom trip planner, Cat Ba attractions like Cannon Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • They're building a hotel complex and there's the cut pass. I imagine that when the play is over you can see
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  • There is a nice sign with towards cannon fort at the bottom of a steep climb. On arrival at the top we were indeed not allowed to continue from the surveillance. Strange that nothing is indicated at the bottom of the climb upwards. Unfortunately, we can't admire it.
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  • The weather was quite terrible for the views, but it was an interesting bit of history. I wish there was more signage to explain the history and function. The one big sign near the entrance indicates everything is on a big loop but really 95% is up at the top and if you have a moped you can just take it all the way up once you pay at the gate. There are a couple of fun positions on the road on the way up, the first one has a small trail to the right that you can follow up to see another gun redoubt.
  • We walked up to Cannon Fort and took us 30 minutes to reach to the top. You need to pay for entry (40,000) which is relatively cheap. It will take you 10-15 minutes to get to the ticket booth and another 20 minutes to reach to the top! To get to the top, everything is uphill! Good a bit of history and amazing view! Would be better during sunset!
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