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Cannon Fort

Open Now: 06:30 - 18:00
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The place originally was used as the Fort in the wartime as the air defending location built by Japanese military. Nowadays, You can enjoy the stunning view on the top of the mountain.
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Cat Ba 187300, Vietnam
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We walked on one day the catba beaches 1-3 and went after this to the canon fort. If you like hiking and panorama's, this is what you are looking for. I scanned the map to,get orientated, because in the center there was no sign to...More

3  Thank Guy A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

When you take a trip up to the canon fort, you can walk it, but I would advice hiring a scooter (80,000d ~ roughly £2.50). It is up hill the whole way, and probably around a 30/40 minute walk. The trip up there is nice,...More

2  Thank russhopson
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We rode up here once again on our motorbikes after the clinic cave. The entry fee is 40000VND that's really worth it. The street to the fort is excellent it is tiny and like a super Mario race track. Arriving at the upper part of...More

Thank Keiva J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reached the top by walk from Cat Ba town. Easy walk even that it is all uphill, but very worth! Views from top are just incredible, worth the 40k vnd ticket

Thank 352andreuc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to cannon fort to watch the sunset. it was beatiful!! Best place to see the sunset in Cat Ba! the rest of the place is quite interesting as well! it's worth the walking up and the visit

Thank MariBog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was not an interesting idea to me because I was there and it was sunny with no trees so I didn't like that place. But then I thought that I should give it another chance. The Canon fort belonged to the military and...More

Thank Ginnyleeinwonderland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really amazing to see the huge cannon used during the war. Lovely goats everywhere too. The cafe is expensive but gorgeous views of the bay and inland views too. Worth a visit but only if you have a motor bike. Would be a long long...More

Thank leashyjelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the Cannon fort. You Can go there by walk or bike. There are lots of cool viewpoints. The visit of the military spots is ok, but there are few informations about the context and the historical situation between France, Vietnam...More

Thank SammoHung2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a cloudy morning though the views were still amazing. Particularly from the Northern Lookout point. A great walk from the bottom part of the hill or maybe you could take the motorcycle of yours up or maybe you do not fancy a workout....More

1  Thank Rozhina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Cannon Fort in the afternoon with the local gymers. It was so worthy to spend time there, great view of cat ba town below. If you want to get a memorable picture of Catba, here is your place.

Thank Arcadycruise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! You have such a nice view to the coastline. The entrance fee is 40.000 dong. It' s really romantic specially during sunset time.

Thank Tereza B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can track up the hill to the Canon Fort, 2.5km from the centre of Cat Ba town or you may rent a bike for 4USD. Best to reach here around 5pm, to enjoy the breath taking view of the sun set.

Thank Francis Y
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Response from Enza G | Reviewed this property |
They were amazing. We had a private tour for our family of 7 people. The crew provided a light fruit platter & water. The boat was clean and had that lovely junk boat quality. The ferry from the main land was serviceable... More
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Yrsa T
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Response from Enza G | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend in daylight hours. Country roads are narrow and winding and no street lights.
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