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Address: Cat Ba, Vietnam

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A war bunker build by Americans inside of the cave - didn't expect this coming! Definitely worth of checking out and listening to the helpful guide. :-) Válečný bunkr... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paja K
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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not too much to see here, we stayed maximum 15 minutes. I would pick other places before going here..

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Thank mariiiia85
Linschoten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

During our tour, our guide made a stop at the Hospital Cave. You go up about 30 steps, and their you find the cave. Another guide was waiting there for us, who actually spoke English very well. He told about the history of the cave, the period of the Vietnam war (or American war as it is called in Vietnam),... More 

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Thank RobTheF
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it was dissapointing because it is basicaly just empty rooms with cement wall there is only one room with a cave look to it it would of beem way better if they putted something in the room so we could have a better idea of the pupose of the room back in the days

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Thank sheyrilou
Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A war bunker build by Americans inside of the cave - didn't expect this coming! Definitely worth of checking out and listening to the helpful guide. :-) Válečný bunkr vybudovaný američany v jeskyni, to jsem nečekala! Určitě stojí za to navštívit a poslechnout si průvodce.

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Thank Paja K
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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very expensive for a walk through a bunker in a cave. The pictures on the board are the most interesting things. It almost gives you the feeling, you've been scammed. I paid 40k dong (same price as the national park). But after 15minutes you ve seen all the empty rooms and walkways :-) Dont waste your time or money here!

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Thank Rick V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How hard the could do just by hands,the local english speaking guide was very helpful with experiences to show us.

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Thank MARTIN L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hospital cave has a very interesting history, but I feel as if it needs more investment to make it possible to visualize what it was like as a hospital, rather than a cave with a bunch of empty rooms. We were told there were 3 floors, then that we couldn't go to the third because it was too dangerous to... More 

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Thank Rebecca L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small and short attraction, which was easily finished. This might have been our own fault as we abstained from hiring a guide. The natural caves were impressive, but the lighting could have been a little brighter, so visibility would be improved.

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Thank Anika D
Cat Ba, Vietnam
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This history behind it is great the size and design is awesome. It's worth seeing but don't get your hopes up if you like flashing light and things that catch your attention like a 50inch tv. If you like history and are interested in how people have survived in times of war it's pretty cool. Bring a touch,

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Thank Jade S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I won't spoil your experience, but this is nothing how it looks from the trail. It will surprise you and totally worth the few dollars! Give yourself at least 1 hour. Enjoy the scenic drive from the main touristy part of the island.

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