Hai Phong, the northern coastal city of Vietnam, also called Haiphong. City flamboyant red flowers. Information about Hai Phong, monuments and tourist spots in Haiphong

Hai Phong

The city of Hai Phong (Haiphong)

The city of Hai Phong (in Vietnamese Hải Phòng), is located in the area north of Vietnam, about 100 km from Hanoi and on the way to the Halong Bay.
Hai Phong, though also referred to as Haiphong is the third most important of Vietnam city after Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Hai Phong holds the record of being the most industrial of all Vietnam city and one of the ports / port city more important of Vietnam.

Hai Phong - Vietnam
Exhibition Centre of Hai Phong - Vietnam

Riverside of Hai Phong with red flowers Flamboyan
Riverside of Hai Phong

Information about Hai Phong

Hai Phong is a city known with the nickname of the exuberant city of red flowers. During the summer the city of Hai Phong is dyed in red because of the flower called POINCIANA (hoa phượng thượng).

Haiphong city Vietnam Red Flamboyan
Hai Phong City Vietnam Red Flamboyan
Hai Phong Flamboyant City (Vietnam)
Hai Phong City Flamboyán

The city of Hai Phong is a city of wide avenues, with many trees with red flowers and a mix of traditional Vietnam and large industrial city.
The main avenue of Hai Phong and can also said that the center of the city of Hai Phong is the Avenue Dien Bien Phu (Điện Biên Phủ), that divides in two to this coastal city. The Dien Bien Phu Street is the best starting point for a tourist visit to Hai Phong.

Sights of Hai Phong

the most interesting points of the city of Hai Phong they are Museum of Hai Phong, Du Hang Pagoda, the Cathedral of Hai Phong, Hai Phong Opera House, the Statue of the general Le Chan, Haiphong train station, Hai Phong post office, Hang Kenh communal house, Centre of exhibitions of Hai Phong, the Beach Do are, natural park of Cat Bathe Bach Dang River, typical shops of flowers of Hai Phong, Park Nguyen Du and trading of Hai Phong port.

Facts Hai Phong

Hiaphong during the Vietnam War
Hiaphong wartime
The city of Hai Phong has a population of 2 million inhabitants, is located in the delta of the Red River, opposite the Gulf of Tonkin and is the capital of the province of Hai Phong.
Due to its location, the monsoon significantly noticeable in Hai Phong, resulting in rainfall between the months of July and September, but the average temperature is 24 º C (see time in Hai Phong).

Hai Phong during the war

Due to its strategic position, the city of Hai Phong was a very coveted treasure during the Chinese invasion. Known as heroes of Hai Phong, fought against the Mongols on the Bach Dang River on 3 occasions.

As a curiosity we will say that translation of Hai Phong means coastal defense.

Getting to Hai Phong?

The city of Hai Phong is well served, especially Hanoi. We can come to Hai Phong by land, sea or air.

Trains to Hai Phong

The train station is fairly central Hai Phong, besides being one of the points of interest in the city of Hai Phong. The train from Hanoi to Hai Phong takes 2 hours.
Ben Binh dock in Haiphong (Vietnam)
Boats at dock Hai Phong

Buses to Hai Phong

The city of Hai Phong has several bus stations, and each different operating companies. Although the journey from Hanoi to Hai Phong is 2 hours, usually it takes longer due to traffic in Vietnam.

Aircraft Hai Phong

Hai Phong Airport is a domestic airport, ie not operate international flights and an airport is not valid for a visa on arrival.

Hai Phong boats

Passenger boats leave from the pier Ben Binh. We ship bound for the Halong Bay and also to the island Cat Ba.

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