Telephone code: ( 84-33 )
Area: 5,938 km2
The World Heritage area of Halong Bay
Has for years been the prime tourist attraction in northern
Vietnam with thousands of islands and islets include approximately
1,000 islands are named. The islands are
infinitely varied in shape, evoking all kinds of animals, hence
their names: Dragon Island, Monkey Island, Toad Islet, Turtle
Islet, Fighting Cock Islet, and so on. Ships and motor boats are
available to cruise among the many islands and caves, allowing to
explore hidden marvels of nature.
Royal Amusement Beach Park
Orchid and cactus garden, gallery, children's amusement park.
Royal Zoo Island
Just 200m from shore, it has rare animals such as the white fox
and white snake, birds and turtles.
Is a good place to see the unique red-nose monkey.
Tra Co Beach
Situated on the east border of Vietnam and China where many
beautiful sceneries can be seen (Tra Co Temple, Linh Khanh Pagoda,
Doi Temple...). Tra Co is considered one of the country's longest
beaches with 15 km of smooth sand beaches.
Van Don Island
50km northeast of Halong City, it has 600 islets and a botanical
Yen Tu Mountain
40km northwest of Halong City, the peak rises high above the vast
northeastern mountain range, it boasts picturesque scenery and
13th century Buddhist pagodas, Yen Tu was classified by many royal
dynasties as "the most beautiful mountain" in the country.
Thien Cung Grotto
Lies at 15m above sea level and was discovered in 1995 by a
fisherman, the tourists will bee attracted by the multiform
stalactites and stalagmites founded in Thien Cung Grotto.
Dau Go Grotto
Is one of the most beautiful grottoes in Halong Bay. The grotto
has three chambers: Many stone stalactites and stalagmites of
different shapes and colors are fascinating in the large chamber,
the walls of the second chamber sparkle when bright light is
shined on, in the final chamber there is a cool, fresh water well.
That are the reasons why French tourists called Dau Go Grotto "
Grotto des Merveilles".
Telephone code: ( 84-31 )
Area: 1,503 km2
Established in 1888, Haiphong is situated on the coast of the
East Sea. Haiphong offers many historical sites, temples,
pagodas, mausoleums, and shrines, all proofs of a rich
Van Hoa-Do Son-Haiphong
Du Hang Pagoda
The pagoda was built in the Early Ly dynasty (980 - 1009). Tran
Nhan Tong King (1258 - 1308), a devout Buddhist used to preach at
the pagoda. The pagoda is classified as a historical site with
many relics: Buddha statuses, bronze urns, bells, gongs and the
prayer book of Trang A Ham, an ancient Buddhist script.
Hang Kenh Communal House
Was built in 1856 and was expanded in 1905. The communal house is
famous for its valuable wooden sculptures: 156 pieces with the
dragon as the main theme. There are altogether 308 dragons of
different shapes and sizes. The pagoda also houses a statue of Ngo Quyen King and a palanquin.
Do Son Beach
The town of Do Son is located approximately 22 kms southwest of
the center of Haiphong City, in between the mouths of the rivers Lach Tray and Van Uc. This is a forested and mountainous peninsula
that extends roughly 5kms into the Eastern Sea.
Cat Ba Island - Cat Ba National Park
The largest island in Halong Bay has numerous lakes, waterfalls
and grottoes and a huge national park that is home to more than 20
species of mammals, 69 species of birds and 20 species of reptiles
and amphibians. The whitehead Vooc, an endangered bird species, is
found on the cliffs separating the island from the sea. The yellow
monkey, the chamois, many beautiful bird such as the Cao cat, the
king fisher, the Hut Mat and the dau riu also live on the island.
Cat Ba National Park has the largest area of tropical virgin
forests in Vietnam. According to research, there are 745 species
of plants, 495 lines of descent, 149 families, among which are 350
medicinal plants such as Cho Doi, Trai Ly, Lat Hoa, Kim Giao and