Le Chan Statue
Hai Phong is the third largest city in Viet Nam and was one of the principal Ports and Trade Centers of Viet Nam. It is around 110km from Hanoi to the East. It borders Quang Ninh to the North, Hai Duong Province to the West, and Thai Binh Province to the South.
Hai Phong has many temples, pagodas, mausoleums and shrines such as: ancient Du Hang Pagoda, Nghe Temple, Hang Kenh Communal House... Hai Phong is on tourism route: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Halong Bay. 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 in Quang Ninh Province.
Hai Phong is served by an important transportation network of sea routes, roads, railways, and airlines. It is very easy to reach Hai Phong by lands, roads, railways and Airlines.
The most special attractive site for tourist is Cat Ba Island. There are ferries 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 Island.