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Address: Cat Ba, Vietnam

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The hospital cave is very interesting place if you like history. Be sure however to ask the guys that check your ticket to tell you something about the cave, otherwise it's just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice to see the history in such a space and quite a construction but not as mind blowing as had been described!

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Thank 13Nic13
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you come in, you are greeted by a friendly man who gives you the background historical information on the cave, which soldiers have occupied and built a concrete facility inside. The concrete rooms are completely empty, with no marks or artifacts of the past. The back of the cave is undeveloped with some cave formations, which was the only... More 

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Thank Tim L
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The idea of a hospital in a cave is really cool. And caves are cool. But this is just loads of concrete in a cave. Most of the 17 odd rooms are completely empty too so there's not much to see.

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Thank Ronanoh88
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is not the most impressive cave system you are likely to visit, it is quite interesting nonetheless. The hospitable was built during the American war. The scale and craftsmanship is staggering. The rooms are left barren and their is no printed material to explain, but it is fairly self-explanatory. There is a nearby friendly restaurant to park your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hospital cave is very interesting place if you like history. Be sure however to ask the guys that check your ticket to tell you something about the cave, otherwise it's just empty rooms you will be looking at. You pay the guide what you think is worth it at the end of your visit.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very interesting and fascinating site. I would recommend having a guide as we didn't and there isn't any information around the cave, it may make the experience more enjoyable.

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Thank Claire G
Byron Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its quite short but very interesting if you get a guide he explains the history of each room although the rooms are empty,

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Thank RobDog33
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hospital is built in a cave on Cat Ba island in the war. No much things to see here. If you have time, take a look at this war hospital, it is not far from the center of Cat Ba island.

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Thank Phương N
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

None of the equipment or beds were there so it was just walking through a cave with rooms. Only lasted 10 minutes. Tour guide spoke good English. Just wasn't that fascinating without the furniture setting the scene. Would skip.

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Thank Meghan S
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great attraction to visit if you decided to rent a bike and tour the island a little. It isn't in it's original state but gives you an idea what it may of been like when bombs were dropping on Cat Ba. It would be a nice stop off before continuing your bike ride around the island, it... More 

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