Hai Phong is one of 5 centrally-controlled municipalities in Vietnam which has long been an attractive travelling spot for domestic and foreign visitors.
In addition to being known as “coastal city” or “city of red flamboyant”, Hai Phong is not only industrial post city but also a famous travelling destination with beautiful beaches and high-quality tourism services.
At present, Hai Phong still preserves some traditional structures such as pagodas, temples and buildings of French architecture on old streets. The most prominent one is Opera House which was constructed by French colonials based on Baroc architecture. It is sophisticatedly furnished and decorated at the high art value.
Hai Phong has a biosphere reserve recognized by UNESCO in Cat Ba island. In Cat Ba island, the primitive forest is exploited to develop ecotourism. In the east and west of the island, Lan Ha bay and Cat Gia vay with many spectacular sandy beaches attract thousands of tourists come to visit, go swimming and sight-seeing in summer holidays.
Visiting Hai Phong, tourists can drop by Do Son beach with high-standard seaside resort and many beaches. Especially, Do Son is well-known for Flamboyant island, the first man-made island of Vietnam providing a diversity of tourism services.
Moreover, tourists will have chance to enjoy local cuisine. Highly recommended foods are crab soup, shrimp noodle, fish noodle with the price varying from 15.000 vnd to 25.000 vnd. Besides, there are other snacks such as pan cake and baguette.
Being the third largest city in Vietnam, Hai Phong has a rich culture with a variety of customs, traditions and festivals. With the advantages as described above, Hai Phong surely gives tourists interesting and unforgettable experiences.