Hai Phong is one of the northern provinces in Vietnam, this destination is encompassed a lot of the most famous sightseeing as Cat Ba Island with three different beaches such as Cat Co 1, 2, 3 and Cat Ba National Park . Another sites are also very famous in Hai Phong such as Do Son Beach, Du Hang Pagoda, Hang Kenh Communal House…Visiting Hai Phong you should not miss these main places to visit because they are very particular in Hai Phong City.
What sightseeing in Hai Phong?
Exploring Hai Phong, the first sight you should visit is Cat Ba Island, Cat Ba Island is considered as ” the paradise on land”, it is very peaceful and romantic, this island is very suitable and worthwhile for the couples whoes take their honeymoons or the families with children who prefer to swim and relax on the quiet and nice island.
Hai Phong is not only famous with Cat Ba Island but also it is very famous with Cat Ba National Park where is very large by its area is around 26.240 ha, arrival here you will have a chance to see a lot of the different kinds of animals as well as great and strange trees. From the center of Cat Ba Island, you can take a taxi or ride a motorbike or bike to go to Cat Ba National Park because it is not so far from the island to this special park. Arrival here, you are not only seen many kinds of flora and animals but also you are enjoyed the fresh air and take part in the activities in the park such as trekking around Cat Ba National Park to find about the floras and animals at here, camp if you want a longer trip at here….
After visiting Cat Ba National Park, you also should experience by cycling in Cat Hai Village, this is an old village in Cat Ba Island, although the local people at here are still poor they are very friendly and kind. Arrival here, you have a chance to trek or ride a bike around the village to find about the customs and habits of the locals. Exploring Cat Hai Village, you will have a chance to see an ethnic village where still keep the traditional customs of Vietnamese, you are also enjoy the local food which is cooked directly by the locals, the food at here is made almost directly by themselves because this area do not have many shops, markets, supermarkets. The houses of the locals at here are still very simple, their houses are also like their simply life. You should come here to feel about a different world to avoid from the bustling cities.
Do Son Beach also must be included in your trip to Hai Phong, every summer this beach attach a lot of the domestic tourists, the beach is very crowed and interested, they arrive here to swim, relax and enjoy the local seafood, the seafood at here is very fresh and delicious because almost of them is sold as soon as the locals catch from the beach.
How to go to Hai Phong?
It takes around two hours from Hanoi to Hai Phong City by bus, it is very easy and convenient for any tourist whose want to explore Hai Phong from Hanoi because everyday there are many the local buses or the bus of travel agents offer this route. If you want to visit Cat Ba Island or Cat Ba National Park, you should catch a boat from Halong Bay or catch bus from Hanoi to Ben Binh ferry, then from Ben Binh ferry you catch hydrofoil to transfer to Cat Ba island around 45 minutes, from Cat Ba Island it is easy for you to move and visit Cat Ba National Park. Or you are also possible to catch a hydrofoil from Tuan Chau ferry to go to Cat Ba Island after you enjoyed a cruise trip in Halong Bay.
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