Hai Phong

Situated in the North of Vietnam, Hai Phong, also known as “the city of flame flowers”, is a charming colonial-look coastal port city, a commercial center, and the third-largest city in the country. Besides playing an important role in the industrial field, Hai Phong is also an attractive tourist destination with lots of beautiful beaches, historical relics, ancient structures, modern luxury resorts, exciting entertainment centers, and especially the hospitality of the local people living here.

Hai Phong

Besides the nice beach, Hai Phong is home to lots of famous attractions including temples, pagodas, mausoleums, and a communal house. Traveling to this city, you should not miss the chance to visit Do Son Pagoda with its spacious landscaped grounds, Du Hang Pagoda which has 16th-century origins and numerous Buddha images, Thuong Doan Temple, Dong Khe Pagoda, the French colonial architecture People's Theatre (Nha Hat Lon), and a giant skyscraper mall TD Plaza - the modern landmark in the city. Thanks to the good quality hydrofoil and ferry links, Hai Phong can be easily connected from Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, and many popular islets nearby. The stunning and peaceful Do Son Beach which is only around 20 kilometers from Hai Phong, is a well-liked resort town attracting many tourists coming to watch the Do Son buffalo fighting festival, the traditional culture’s beauty of Do Son fishing village. This special festival holds on 9th August (lunar calendar) annually and people consider it as the impressive unique combination between our nation ‘s agriculture and fishing customs. In addition to the sightseeing activities around Hai Phong, there are other things that you can try during your trip including snorkeling and possibly scuba diving at the islands, discovering the Cai Beo Archaeological Site, trekking in the densely forested Cat Ba National Park, hiking to marvelous Elephant mountain, cycling to the amazing countryside to get local interaction with people living here.

Hai Phong Beach

Hai Phong is an oceanic city so the weather here is pretty pleasant all year round. However, being affected by the tropical climate, Hai Phong ‘s weather is similar to other regions in the North of Vietnam: hot and rain in the summer with an average temperature of 28.3 Celsius degrees, cold and dry in the winter with an average temperature of 16.3 Celsius degrees. Comparing with other cities in the main region, Hai Phong is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter which is a great factor for welcoming tourists any month of the year.
 
To reach Hai Phong, there are 3 main ways including by car, by train and by plane. From Hanoi, it takes just 1-hour driving by car and 2 hours by train. Daily direct flights are connecting Cat Bi airport in Hai Phong and other cities including Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Nha Trang, Qui Nhon

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