Viet Hai is a small village in the midst of jungles, covered by high mountains range of the Cat Ba National Park, which belongs to Cat Hai district of Hai Phong city. Vietnamese tourists seldom go to this place, but it has been becoming a popular attraction to the foreign tourists.
Few years ago, Viet Hai was absolutely separated with the outside world. The local residents lived their self supply life as the primitive human of thousand years ago. Because of this cultural practice, foreign visitors to this village increase gradually. In recent years, together with the recognition of Cat Ba Archipelago as the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, thousands tourists have trekked through the mountains, jungles, springs to visit this unique attraction. They are interested in this wild area in the midst of the Biosphere Reserve, the Cat Ba National Park. You can see more in Vietnam Travel Agency.
With the support of agencies and local government, in order to push the tourism development of the city a spearhead economy, on the February 21st, 2011 the Viet Hai community tourism project was launched.
The Viet Hai Community Tourism Project is managed by the Hai Phong Border Security force. According to the plan, the commune will be invested in tourism infrastructure including accommodations, farms and production of local specialties.
Tour advices to visit Viet Hai village: you can book a boat from Catba to Viet Hai harbour, then go by motobike, bicycle, trekking to Viet Hai village passing a forest road 6 km to the village. In the village, you can visit old houses, take pictures of forest trees or see people, buffalows working on the green fields.
On the way: When you travel from Catba town or Monkey Island Resort to Viet Hai harbour, you will have time to enjoy the beauty of Lan Ha bay with hundreds of islets, sandy beaches, floating houses…. When you ride from Viet Hai harbour to the village, you can stop on the way to take pictures of green lake or the beautiful trees on the water. There is a road on the left where you will go throught a cave. It is fantastic road to come to Viet Hai village