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Hai Phong City Destinations

Hai Phong is a major port city in northeastern Vietnam, across from Cat Ba Island. Its leafy boulevards are lined with French colonial–era landmarks like the neoclassical Opera House and Queen of the Rosary cathedral, dating to the 19th century. Hai Phong is also home to Du Hang Pagoda, an elaborate Buddhist temple, and Hai Phong Museum, which explores the city's long history.

Population: 2,500,000 people

Haiphong is the third largest city of Vietnam with population of over two million people. The city's name means "coastal defense" and it is nicknamed the Flamboyant City because of the many flame trees planted throughout it. Haiphong is Northern Vietnam's most important seaport and has many industrial parks invested by multinational corporations. In Vietnam, only Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are larger than Haiphong.

  • Ha Long Bay: 60Km from Halong Bay
  • Do Son (beach) - about 20-23 km away from Hai Phong. Do Son is resort frequented by the Vietnamese but by few westerners; the beaches are not the greatest as silt affects the quality of the water. A visit to nearby Cat Ba is advisable if you want to swim, as the water quality is much better. Do Son sits along the ocean coast, and is filled with low-end hotels, restaurants, and karaoke bars. It has a reputation as a centre for prostitution. There is a casino (one of very few in Vietnam) at the Do Son Resort Hotel. It's worth visiting for a peaceful day or two away from the bustle of Haiphong.
  • Hanoi - about 100 -105 km away from Hai Phong, about 2-3 hour car ride.

Hai Phong City View

Hai Phong Opera House

Du Hang Pagoda

Du Hang Pagoda

A Buddhist temple

Haiphong Cathedral (2007)