Situated on Cat Ba island (Cat Hai district) 10 – 30 m below the sea level, Trung Trang is the largest valley on the island, covering an area of 300 ha. Range 300 ha through mountain, which is created by nature. Thousand natural stones with unique, twinkle shape as valuables and always remind people think about the image of fairyland.
There is a challenging 18km hike through the park and up to one of the mountain summits. Arrange a guide for this six-hour hike, and organise a bus or boat transport to the trailhead and a boat to get back to town. All of this can be easily organised with rangers at the national park headquarters or at the hotels in Cat Ba if you’re travelling independently. Many hikes end at Viet Hai, a remote minority village just outside the park boundary, from where boats shuttle back to Cat Ba town (about 250, 000d per boat).
Don’t get stranded or you’ll get stiffed. Take proper hiking shoes, a raincoat and a generous supply of water for this hike. Independent hikers can buy basic snacks at the kiosks in Viet Hai, which is where many hiking groups stop for lunch. This is not an easy walk, and is much harder and more slippery after rain. There are shorter hiking options that are less hard core. If you’re planning to join an organised tour from Hanoi, check the trekking options before you book, as many of the cheaper trips don’t actually hike through the park at all.
There is a series of high and majestic stone with dozen stone blades parallel. You can listen ringing sound if you lap the stone. This cave contains hundreds of tourists to visit. Moreover, it has Kim Giao forest also grows naturally beautiful and valuable economic and scientific research.
Beautiful with glistening stalactite & stalagmite it is! Visiting Trung Trang, one has learnt that it is deeply a thousand-year great work of Nature!