Hai Phong Vietnam or Hai Phong City is located at the mouth of the Red river delta, about 100km from Hanoi city’s center. The city shares its border with Quang Ninh Province to the north, Hai Duong Province to the west, and Thai Binh Province to the south.
Hai Phong City is a very large city with an important seaport of Vietnam. This is the main trading port of the northern region of Vietnam. Hai Phong suffered the French bombardment in 1946. This port city has developed rapidly and become one of the most important commercial centre in Vietnam. Today Hai Phong’s port serves the entire northern region of Vietnam and attracts massive inward investment from foreigners by its transport links.
Hai Phong Weather
Because of the proximity to the East Sea, Hai Phong’s weather is affected by inter-tropical monsoons. The annual average temperature varies between 230C and 240C.
Hai Phong City Attractions
Hai Phong has many temples, pagodas, and shrines such as ancient Du Hang Pagoda, Nghe Temple, Hang Kenh Communal House…
Bach Dang River
Hai Phong has famous historical Bach Dang River, where the national heroes defeated three Chinese feudal invasions. The third victory over the Yuan-Mongolians was known all over the world. Many of the teakwood pointed spikes have been discovered in this river.
Do Son Beach
Do Son Beach, located 20km from Hai Phong, is a sand strip for bathing. However, during the monsoon season, the Red River’s alluvial sands cause the water to turn yellow. From Do Son, tourist can visit Cat Ba National Park, and continue to Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay (Quang Ninh Province).
These flowers stalls were built in the end of 1944. Located in the centre of Hai Phong City, they constitute a row of five small, attractive flower stalls built in an oriental architectural style, topped with curved roofs covered with tiles and supported by four round columns. Resting in the shadow of green trees, their flowers have a gentle beauty much like the traditional beauty of Hai Phong City
Hai Phong is also famous for many festivals, of which Do Son Buffalo fighting festival in Do Son is unique.
Getting there and around
Hai Phong is served by an important transportation network of sea routes, roads, railways, and airlines.
The National Highway No. 10 links Hai Phong to the provinces of Quang Ninh, Thai Binh and Thanh Hoa. Hai Phong is 102km from Hanoi.
There are connecting daily flights with Ho Chi Minh City, departed from Cat Bi Airport.
There are trains from Hanoi to Hai Phong and vice versa.
Daily ferries from the dock on Ben Binh St. for other destinations. The ferry runs from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island several times a day. The hydrofoil boats run between Hai Phong – Cat Ba and Hai Phong – Hon Gai. The high-speed air-condition Thong Nhat Boat leave daily from Hai Phong to Cat Ba.