Things to do in Haiphong

See beautiful red-flame trees in Haiphong

Haiphong, a coastal city in Vietnam, is known for its beautiful red trees and gorgeous outdoor markets. It’s the perfect place for a holiday because of the natural landscape surrounding the city and fascinating local culture. Haiphong is also a great launching point for visiting other cities in Vietnam because of its location.


Things to do in Haiphong

While in Haiphong, you’ll enjoy relaxing along the beach and walking through the sunny outdoors marketplaces. Be adventurous and try some of the local delicacies at the downtown restaurants. Because it is a port city, you’ll get to try plenty of fresh seafood along with local vegetables and coconut milk.



There are three major museums in the city, including the Naval Museum where you can learn about the important role Haiphong played in Vietnam’s history.


Halong Bay

Make sure to get out of the city and visit Halong Bay where you can explore other islands by boat. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with incredible beauty and stunning views, so you won’t want to miss out on a trip there.


Travel to Hanoi

You can also easily take a bus to Hanoi and enjoy the vibrancy of Vietnam’s capital city. In both Hanoi and Haiphong, you’ll get a taste of the exciting nightlife and find plenty of bars, clubs, and pubs where you can socialize with locals and fellow tourists.


When to go to Haiphong

Haiphong has hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters. Summer is the most popular time to visit and you’ll experience temperatures averaging around 30 °C (85 °F).


Don Son Festival

If you are traveling around early May, you can take part in the Don Son Festival. During the festival there’s tons of fun things to do in Haiphong and crowds come together for dragon boat race, golf tournament, volleyball, buffalo fight and many other outdoor recreational activities. There are several other celebrations throughout the year, so check what will be happening during your trip to Haiphong.



Haiphong Facts

Population1 904 100
CurrencyVietnamese Dong
AirportCat Bi International Airport, Vietnam (HPH)

Haiphong average temperatures

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Haiphong Opera House

Nhà hát lớn Hải Phòng

Located in the third biggest city of Vietnam, the Haiphong Opera House has been a mainstay for performance arts since its founding in 1912. Built during the French colonization, the style of the building is that of Neo-classicism made by a French architect who was inspired by the renowned Parisian opera house Palais Garnier. Due to its historical roots and its unique design contrasting traditional Vietnamese design, it is one of the most important buildings in Vietnam and a reminder of the colonial history. Today, amazing opera pieces are being performed here, so make sure to pay it a visit when you are in Haiphong!

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