Cannon Fort

Location: Cat Ba Town, Cat Hai District, Hai Phong City

Characteristics: This is the place where visitors can admire the panorama of Cat Ba Archipelago.

Historical Value

(TITC) - Cannon Fort (or Phao Dai Than Cong) is a historical relic located atop the hill at 177m height above the sea level. Built in 1942 by the French, the Cannon Fort has a function to protect Viet Nam sea area. According to the document, at that time, three cannons were carried to Hai Phong City, each part of cannon was pulled up the mountain by human strength, then completely reassembled. After the defeat in 1945, French Colonists destroyed the metal fires of all these cannons so that Vietnamese army could no longer use them. However, Vietnamese army repaired successfully the metal fires and shot down a French fighting ship in the resistance war against French Colonists (1945 - 1954).

 

Thanks to the favorable position of the observation, Cannon Fort became a historical witness coming along with Cat Ba military and people through two resistance war against French Colonists and American Empire.

 

 

Relics of the Cannon Fort

Now, this historical relic preserves many valuable objects such as gauges, bullet covers, compasses, etc, typically two huge size cannons. The fort also has tunnels going deep into the mountain, blockhouses, battlefield bunkers.

 

Natural Beauty Seen from the Cannon Fort

From Cannon Fort, visitors have the opportunity to contemplate the scenic of Cat Ba Archipelago from different angles. Situated at the foot of the hill are the two most beautiful beaches of Cat Ba, namely Cat Co 1 and Cat Co 2. In the distance, bobbing on the waves is Guoc Islet, Long Chau (Dragon Eye) Island, Hai Islet, Ban Islet, Voi Phuc (Elephant Kneeling) Mountain, Monkey Island, etc. At this altitude, Lan Ha Bay appears lively and crowded with hundreds of fishing boats and floating houses on the sea.

 

Opening time: 8.00am – 5.00pm daily

Services in Cannon Fort:

+ Entrance fee: for adults: VND 50,000/person; for children: VND 20,000/person

+ Electric car fee: VND 50,000/person

+ Sightseeing fee by the observatory: VND 5,000/person

 

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WHERE TO STAY
Lan Ha Hotel

Add: Cat Ba Island, Cat Hai Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3888 299

Do Son Hotel

Add: Zone 3, Do Son Beach

Tel: (84-225) 3864 888/ 3861 888

Minh Thao Hotel

Add: Cat Ba Island, Cat Hai Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3888 408

Sea Star Hotel

Add: 1/3A Le Hong Phong St., Ngo Quyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3556 998/ 988 3556 888

Somerset Central TD Hai Phong City

Add: Tower A, TD Plaza, Lot 20A, Le Hong Phong St.,Ngo Quyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3670 888

Sunset Hotel

Add: Cat Ba Island, Cat Hai Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3888 370

Tien Lang Sapa Resort - Hai Phong Viet Nam

Add: Tien Lang Town

Tel: (84-225) 3583 264/ 3945 842

Do Son Union Hotel

Add: Zone 1, Do Son Beach, Do Son Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3861 803

Hung Long Harbour Hotel

Add: 268, 1-4 St., Cat Ba Town, Cat Hai Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 6269 269

Royal Hotel

Add: 275 Lach Tray St., Ngo Quyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3731 857

Dai Duong Hotel

Add: 20 Le Dai Hanh St., Hong Bang Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3822 849/3822 850

Sea Pearl Hotel

Add: 219, 1-4 St., Cat Ba Town, Cat Hai Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3688 567

Song Gia Resort Hotel

Add: Luu Kiem Commune, Thuy Nguyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3963 900

Classic Hoang Long Hotel

Add: 25 Tran Quang Khai St., Hong Bang Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3282 666

Best Western Pearl River Hotel Hai Phong

Add: Km8, Pham Van Dong St., Duong Kinh Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3814 444

Sunflower International Village

Add: 1 Van Cao St., Ngo Quyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3892 022

Level Hotel

Add: 71 Lach Tray St., Ngo Quyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3626 888

Bao Dai Villa Hotel

Add: Zone 2, Do Son Beach, Do Son Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3862 303

Catba Princes Hotel

Add: Cat Ba Town, Cat Hai Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3888 899/ 3887 888

Camela Hotel & Resort

Add: 5/11 Km6, Hung Vuong Road, Hong Bang Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3538 888

WHERE TO EAT
Kichi Kichi Restaurant

Add: 4 Nguyen Trai St., Ngo Quyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3552 882

Green Mango Restaurant

Add: 1/4 Rd., Cat Ba Townlet

Tel: (84-225) 3887 151

Phu Gia Restaurant

Add: Km9 Pham Van Dong St., Duong Kinh Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 2240 165

Van Tue Restaurant

Add: 1A Hoang Dieu St., Hong Bang Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3746 338

Song He Restaurant

Add: Km10 + 500, 353 Rd, Cau Rao, Do Son

Tel: (84-225) 3860 262

Loi Chau Peninsula Restaurant

Add: 28A Le Hong Phong St., Hai An Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3821 111

Coca Suki Restaurant

Add: 1/20A Le Hong Phong St., Ngo Quyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3722 422

Gia Vien Restaurant

Add: 2B Bach Dang St., Hong Bang Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3842 908

Hoang Anh Restaurant

Add: 1/53 Vu Chi Thang St., Le Chan Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3789 487

La Do Restaurant

Add: 2-4 Cau Dat St., Le Chan City

Tel: (84-225) 3859 888

Hot pot 16 Restaurant

Add: 16 Ly Thuong Kiet St.

Tel: (84-225) 3530 737

Maxim Café

Add: 51 Dien Bien Phu St., Hong Bang City

Tel: (84-225) 3822 934

Mimoza Restaurant

Add: 19 Tran Khanh Du St., Ngo Quyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3628 999

Nhat Van II Restaurant

Add: 319 Nguyen Van Linh St., Le Chan City

Tel: (84-225) 3764 100

Phu Gia Restaurant

Add: Km9 Pham Van Dong St., Duong Kinh Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3763 770

Quang Dong Trung Quoc Restaurant

Add: 17 Le Dai Hanh St., Hong Bang Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3745 264

Sao Mai Restaurant

Add: 19 Tran Khanh Du St., Ngo Quyen Dist.

Tel: (84-225) 3628 999

Truc Lam Quan Restaurant

Add: 7 Pham Ba Truc St., Ngo Quyen Dist.

Trong Khach Restaurant

Add: 35 Nguyen Duc Canh St.

Tel: (84-225) 3738 577

Chie Restaurant

Add: 38 Hoang Van Thu St.

Tel: (84-225) 3821 018