Cat Ba Island is in the South of Halong bay world heritage. It consists of 367 islands, off the coast of Hai Phong city and Quang Ninh province, it is far from the center of Hai Phong city about 30 km, from the city of Ha Long about 25 km. Administratively, it is the islands of Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city. It has been recognized as the World Biosphere Reserve.
Cat Ba is the place between the forest and the sea blend , creating a one of a kind landscapes . Come to this beautiful island , visitors are not only bathed in cool blue beaches , but also can discover mysterious nature through primitive forests on the island. Cat Ba National Park is extensive 15,200 ha of tropical forests with system wide 570 ha rich flora and fauna, the species is characteristic white head and Kim Giao trees .
Cat Ba Island is the giant green carpet contains many mysterious and attractive. Worthy of the Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve 3rd Vietnam, is now recognized as a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the world. The total area of the Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve 26,000 ha wide, with 2 core zone ( strict conservation and human impacts ), 2 buffer ( allowing economic growth combined with limited but conservation ) and two transition zones (economic development ). Zone Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve is the full convergence on the tropical rain forest of limestone islands, mangroves, coral reefs, grass beds and especially the cave system. Cat Ba Cai Beo there remains the Halong culture, the way people have lived here 6475 - 4200 year.
With charm bestowed by nature, biological diversity and the tremendous value of the nation's history, Cat Ba has been and will be an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists.