Everything You Need To Know About Hai Phong
Hai Phong is the main port of northern Vietnam and a commercial and industrial centre and is the third most populous metropolis in the country. It is near Thai Binh province to the south, Quang Ninh province to the north and Hai Duong province to the west.
100km from Hanoi, Hai Phong is a lovely city that retains a colonial look. The city is also known as ‘The City of Flame Flowers’ because most of its streets are lined with flame flower trees. Hai Phong also serves as a pleasant base when visiting other north-eastern spots such as Cat Ba and Halong Bay.
In Hai Phong, there are many places worth visiting and these include temples, shrines, pagodas and mausoleums. There is also a beach and communal house that tourists often frequent. The town is also known for a handful of festivals, including one which involves buffalo fighting.
Hai Phong Travel Guide
Hai Phong Attractions
Hai Phong is known as a tourist hub and features good hydrofoil and ferry links to Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island and many popular islets nearby.
Hai Phong Activities
There are many activities for tourists in Hai Phong. Of course, swimming is a given; however, the popular tourist hotspot is also a hit with locals because of massage and karaoke.
Hai Phong Restaurants
When in Hai Phong, travellers should check out these two dining spots: Truc Lam and Maxim’s Restaurant and Bar.
Hai Phong Nightlife
Hai Phong nightlife might not be as active as Hanoi – only a few hours away by car. But if you explore a bit, especially around the Minh Khai District, you’ll find all sorts of choices.
Hai Phong Shopping
Hai Phong is a booming town with new residential projects and commercial complexes under construction, often featuring modern amenities with shopping and recreational spaces
Hai Phong Information
It is easy to get to Hai Phong thanks to the transportation options available. Visitors can travel by road; National Highway No. 10 connects Hai Phong to the provinces of Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh and Quang