Cat Ba listed among must-visit national parks by US website

Vietnam’s Cat Ba National Park has been named among 11 national parks worldwide that “you need to add to your bucket list as soon as possible” by American website BuzzFeed.

According to BuzzFeed, Cat Ba is a popular tourist site known for small cruises, where limestone karsts abound. Besides, the UNESCO-recognized national park is also a biosphere reserve home to a number of diverse plants and wildlife.

Located 45 kilometers to the east of Hai Phong City and just 25 kilometers from world-famous Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba National Park, established in 1986, was the only Southeast Asian representative to break into the list. The news site recommends that the best time to visit the national park is between April and May or from September to November.

Cat Ba covers around 17,362 ha, of which nearly 10,000 ha are terrestrial ecosystems and over 6,450 ha are marine ecosystems. The park is situated in the Cat Ba Archipelago which consists of 366 islands.

In a meeting in 2004, UNESCO recognized Cat Ba National Park as the World Biosphere Reserve.

“If you weren’t already dying to visit Vietnam, Cat Ba National Park is a great reason”, the article noted./.