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Address: Cat Ba, Vietnam

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You park up and walk in, first having paid your entrance fee of $2. At the cave entrance a young man greets you and then describes how this cave was used during the American War... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jellyontheroad
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We hired a scooter and drove up here to see the cave, you buy a ticket across the road, cost is VD 40000, you go up stairs and then the guy at the top takes your ticket and gives you a bit of history about the cave, they offer to give you a guide to go through but we didn't... More 

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Thank Susan L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The idea of building a hospital in a cave is interesting, but after you pay 40k vnd which is same as national park entrance, you find that there is actually not much to see except few empty rooms and empty area in cave. Place could be much better if management adds some creative ideas like soldiers waxed body or building... More 

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cave was used as a bomb shelter during the Vietnam-usa war. It is interesting to see how it was built, the guide will give short explanations

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Thank Sander8011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a local guide and visited the cave! It is really interesting if you have a guide. Otherwise, it could be a little bit boring because there are no puppets in the rooms. But in total: it's worth it!

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Thank Vanessa L
Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It might have been astonishing back in the times of war, however now you'll have a 15min "tour" and that's it. I don't want to blame the tour guide and maybe we were out of luck but we saw lots of empty rooms which were supposed to have different functions. More than: "this was the doctors office...this was security checking...this... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You park up and walk in, first having paid your entrance fee of $2. At the cave entrance a young man greets you and then describes how this cave was used during the American War to treat soldiers and to harbour the local community during air raids. In the front part of the cave that has daylight, mannequins lie on... More 

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Thank Jellyontheroad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this amazing sight! It didn't take us very long to have a look which was good too. You basically walk in one side where they insist on being your guide and take photos of you but we brushed them off and continued through without a guide because we didn't want to pay any more money. It is so... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped off and had a look, at a couple dollars, why not. There a natural cave entrance with few props, manikin soldiers on wooden beds. You go through a door and off a corridor there are concrete rooms , all empty nothing to see. Go. Up some stairs to the "cinema" which was a large concreted floor under a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is why these guys won the war; grit, ingenuity and inventiveness. At the moment it's not signposted or anything but it's still a cool, if empty, structure to visit. Top floor closed. Looks like they're getting ready to man it full of mannequins and maybe set the hospital up with a sense of how it worked. But now it's... More 

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