Year of 2017

Boats off Cát Bà Island, Vietnam

Though views like this show how much human activity goes on at Cát Bà Town on Cát Bà Island, most of this incredibly biodiverse haven is still undeveloped. A third of the island, and a portion of the bay, are preserved as Cát Bà National Park. With little more than 110 square miles of land, Cát Bà contains a variety of environments, from mangrove swamps to rocky karst cliffs. These cliffs are home to the island’s rarely seen, and very endangered, primate, the golden-headed langur.

Cat Ba is the largest of the 367 islands spanning 260 km² that comprise the Cat Ba Archipelago, which makes up the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam. Cat Ba island has a surface area of 285 km² and maintains the dramatic and rugged features of Ha Long Bay. It is commonly used as an overnight hotel stop on tours to Ha Long Bay run by travel agents from Hanoi. This island belongs to Haiphong city – the most famous city of industry in Vietnam.
Cat Ba island fishing village
Cát_Bà island’s famous floating fishing village (2017)