Best Reasons to Visit Haiphong While in Vietnam

Cat Ba, Cát Hải, Haiphong, Vietnam
Cat Ba, Cát Hải, Haiphong, Vietnam. Photo by Eirik Skarstein on Unsplash

Most people visiting Vietnam only check out Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and call it a day, but this country has many more amazing cities in store. Haiphong happens to be one of them, and here are three reasons why you should consider checking it out while in Vietnam.

Day Trip Destination

Haiphong is located just 120 km east of Hanoi, and it’s a perfect destination to visit if you want to take a break from this bustling city and have a more chill and low-key experience.

Beautiful Beaches

Haiphong is a coastal city, so it goes without saying you can check out many beautiful beaches during your visit, including Do Son Beach and many secluded beaches of Cat Ba Island.

Natural Wonders

Speaking of Cat Ba Island, you can find an ecologically diverse national park in its very heart, which happens to be only one of many natural wonders on Haiphong’s grounds. You should also consider checking out Lan Ha Bay and Elephant Mountain.

Diverse Architecture

Haiphong spent many years under French colonial rule, and its architecture is pretty diverse. It’s home to the neoclassical opera house and cathedral, but you can also find many Buddhist temples and pagodas on its grounds.