British tourist rescued from Cat Ba mountain

Mr. Pham Xuan Hoe, Chairman of the Cat Hai Island District People’s Committee said that the island district is calling upon investment in building high-end hotels and recreation areas. Mr. Hoe claimed that there have had a great number of both international and domestic tourists to the Cat Hai Island District in general and the Cat Ba Island in particular in recent years. Together with potentials of the island and maritime, Cat Ba Island also possesses Cat Ba National Park spreading over a total natural site of 15,200 hectares, containing hundreds of precious species of animals and plants. The Cat…... [read more]

A German man has been found exhausted after losing his way for around six hours in Cat Ba Island National Park in the northern province of Hai Phong.Police in Cat Hai District received the information from the family of Werner Gunter Doblies, 79, saying that he had gone missing while walking in Cat Ba National Park at around 9 pm on November 16. Werner Gunter Doblies and his family come to thank police in Cat Hai District The man had got lost while walking in the forest with his family.Police worked with the local forest management board and border guards…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – With unspoiled beaches, ancient fishing villages, hundreds of serene islands covered with dense greenery and a national park with a diverse range of wild species, the Cat Ba Archipelago is truly a hidden gem for those in love with natural beauty. Hong Van reports. Kayaking through the crystal waters of Lan Ha, a small bay lying to the northeast of Cat Ba Archipelago, 30 kilometres from the port city of Hai Phong, one has the opportunity to glimpse the white-headed langur, a species endemic to the archipelago and now found nowhere else on earth. The Cat Ba…... [read more]

Cat Ba Amatina project - a complex including a coastal villa resort, yacht harbour, casino, hotels and other facilities - is bedecked by the incredibly beautiful landscape of Ha Long Bay - the Wonder of Natural World - and Cat Ba Island - the World Biosphere Reserve. This project, located on the Jade Island - the most beautiful landscape in northern Vietnam, is a pioneer in tourism property and is expected to create motivation for this sector.  Cat Ba Amatina project §      Construction area: 172.27 ha   §      General construction density: 17.23 %   §       Average height: 5 floors   §      Investors can…... [read more]

State-owned Vietnam Construction Import-Export Corporation (Vinaconex) is moving ahead with a project to build a US$600 million tourism urban zone on Cat Ba Island off the coast of the northern city of Haiphong. This is considered the first tourism urban zone to be set up in Vietnam, which is expected to be an impetus to promote tourism on Cat Ba Island, already a place of interest, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.  One of the biggest projects in VietnamThe 171-ha tourism zone, belonging to Cai Gia bay of the Cat Ba Island-Ha Long Bay complex, consists of various…... [read more]

In recent years, tourism infrastructure in Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city, has been strongly invested in. The environment remains preserved towards sustainable ecotourism orientation. The Dinh Vu-Cat Hai bridge has become operational, in addition to Hai Phong-Hanoi Highway, Hanoi-Lao Cai Highway, and Cat Bi International Airport. This convenient transport system provides momentum for Cat Ba island to become a national and international tourist attraction. Vietnamese and foreign arrivals to Cat Ba island are on the rise. After welcoming the one millionth visitor in 2009, the island set a new record in November this year with the two millionth Vietnamese…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The lure of rock-climbing has been bringing several local and foreign visitors to Cat Ba in recent times. It is an ideal place for those who love adventure sports to indulge in their hobby. Cat Ba is an archipelago of 367 islands of various sizes. The main island, Cat Ba, is about 100sq.m in area, roughly 30km from the northern port city of Hai Phong. Cat Ba Island is linked to Ha Long Bay by a fascinating complex of islands and caves. There are many beautiful cliffs in Lan Ha Bay, Dau Be and Van Boi Island…... [read more]

The lure of rock-climbing has been bringing several local and foreign visitors to Cat Ba in recent times. It is an ideal place for those who love adventure sports to indulge in their hobby. Conquering the cliffs in Cat Ba means conquering breathless views (Photo: vietnamplus.vn)   Cat Ba is an archipelago of 367 islands of various sizes. The main island, Cat Ba, is about 100sq.m in area, roughly 30km from the northern port city of Hai Phong. Cat Ba Island is linked to Ha Long Bay by a fascinating complex of islands and caves.   There are many beautiful…... [read more]

Cat Ba authorities hope that as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the islands will lure more local and foreigner visitors. Its current hotel and tourism facilities can accommodate 6,000 visitors at a time and Cat Ba expects to receive 50,000 tourists this year, up from 15,000 last year. There are plenty of reasons why Cat Ba has high expectations and why it deserves UNESCO’s special title. Taking a car or train for two hours from Hanoi to Hai Phong and then boarding a high-speed vessel for another hour, you will arrive at Cat Ba Island, the largest among 366 islands…... [read more]

Northern Viet Nam’s Cat Ba Island is in the international spotlight with Spain ’s national TV station currently shooting footage of the world-recognised biosphere reserve for a global conference. The Cat Ba biosphere area is one of six sites to be filmed and screened at an international biosphere reserve conference to be held in Madrid, Spain, during February next year. Spanish TV sub-editor Monica Secgovia said the filmmakers will stay in Viet Nam until November 9 to film Cat Ba’s landscape, flora and fauna, as well as park rangers and public involved in protecting the site. Programmes on tourist promotion…... [read more]




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