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Cross the jungle, explore the hundred-year-old village in Cat Ba

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At the end of the trekking trip, crossing the primeval forest in Cat Ba island, visitors stop at Viet Hai village, enjoy the green scenery, experience scenic cycling, foot masage fish,... or enjoy delicious local specialties.

About 140km from Hanoi, Cat Ba Island – the largest island in the Cat Ba archipelago (Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city) is an interesting destination for travel lovers because of its beautiful natural landscape, including the road through Cat Ba National Park known as the most beautiful road in Northern Vietnam.

Photo: Dam Quoc Khanh

Cat Ba National Park is also the trekking coordinates that many tourists love and choose to conquer when visiting this place with an interesting journey through the primeval forest, admiring the unique ancient trees and encountering rare animals and plants in the forest,...

Photo: Dam Quoc Khanh

To participate in this trekking through the island, visitors depart from the gate of the National Park (11km from Phu Long ferry) with an entrance ticket price of 80,000 VND / person.

Depending on physical strength and desire, visitors can choose to trek 6km or 10km, take about 4-5 hours to move with the final destination is Viet Hai village, located deep in Cat Ba National Park, about 10km from the center of Cat Ba town.

Photo: Le Thanh Hien, Dam Quoc Khanh

The 10km palace is more popular with tourists because of its many beautiful sceneries and rich experiences. With this trekking course, visitors will cross 6 rocky slopes, cross many primeval forests and in turn conquer craggy and rugged peaks such as Ang Vat, May Bau, Ang Mill,...

In addition, visitors also have the opportunity to explore some attractive destinations in the itinerary such as Musketeer Peak, Frog Pond ,...   

Photo: Dam Quoc Khanh

During the journey to conquer the road through Cat Ba National Park, visitors will pass the cat's ear rocky mountains covered with moss and very slippery. There are difficult passages but in return the landscape is very beautiful, covered with green colors, encountering animals such as butterflies, birds and a lot of large storks," Quoc Khanh shared.

Photo: Le Thanh Hien, Dam Quoc Khanh

For a safe and enjoyable trekking, National Day suggests visitors to Cat Ba Island this season to bring mosquito spray, insect spray and food, water, electrolytes (to compensate for the salt lost when climbing and food to avoid hypoglycemia).

In addition, visitors should equip anti-slip shoes, gloves because the trekking distance passes through many spots with slippery moss and sharp cat ear rocks.

Photo: Dam Quoc Khanh

At the end of the trekking through the forest, the group of friends stopped and rested at Viet Hai ancient village, combining visiting many destinations around the island and participating in interesting outdoor activities such as swimming, cycling, watching the fireflies glowing at night,...

As the last stop of the trekking course through Cat Ba National Park, possessing fresh and green space, Viet Hai village has also become a tourist destination attracting tourists, especially foreign tourists.

On average, Viet Hai village welcomes 700-800 foreign tourists every day, especially in the summer it can reach more than 2000 visitors / day, not including domestic visitors. This also helps with food and accommodation services,... In this locality, it is more active, creating jobs and raising incomes for indigenous people. Viet Hai currently has 87 households and more than half of them participate in tourism and services. In the commune, there are also many tourist and accommodation facilities in the form of homstay with their own unique features.

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Here, visitors can visit around the village, try the experience of cooking rice with a wood stove, growing vegetables, harvesting rice ..., camping in Union Valley or enjoying some typical delicacies such as "jogging" chicken, organic clean vegetables and attractive Cat Ba seafood.

According to VNN

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