Hai Phong is a large city with an important seaport of Vietnam. It is about 102km from Hainoi capital, Hai Phong is near Quang Ninh Province to the north, Hai Duong Province to the west, and Thai Binh Province to the south.
Because of the proximity to the East Sea, Haiphong’s weather is affected by inter-tropical monsoons. The annual average temperature varies between 23ºC and 24ºC.
Hai Phong has many temples, pagodas, mausoleums and shrines such as ancient Du Hang Pagoda, Nghe Temple,Hang Kenh Communal House… 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 teak-wood pointed spikes have been discovered in this river. Hai Phong is on tourism route: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Halong Bay. Do Son Beach, located 20km from Haiphong, 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). Haiphong is also famous for many festivals, of which Choi Trau Festival (Do Son Buffalo-fighting festival) in Do Son Town is unique.