Haiphong is Vietnam's third largest city and a major port. Haiphong is an industrial city and you can feel it in the air as soon as you enter. However, Haiphong also offers you with hidden relaxation, tucked and hidden away in the industrial town. It has a number of beaches and markets in addition to historical structures and pagodas and even a museum. It is truly an undiscovered gem!
Haiphong is the third largest city in Vietnam has a variety of activities and places to explore. A trip to Haiphong is incomplete without the statue of General Le Chan. This colossal statue is located walking distance from the bus stand. Haiphong bears testament to the beauty of French colonial architecture with the entire colonial quarter of Dien Bien Phu Street, and Tran Hung Dao Street lined with buildings built in the French style. The French-built opera House is the artistic centre of the city. Modelled after the Palais Garnier in Paris, 1946 built structure is a centre for Sino-Vietnamese hat Tuong operas, Vietnamese hat cheo dramas, and Cai Luong folk musicals. Visitors interested in the traditional theatre can also catch one of the Haiphong Water Puppetry TroupeÍs weekly performances. The Du Hang Pagoda, the oldest structure in the city, is also another must visit. Haiphong is rich in street food. For the tastiest and most inexpensive meals, head to the busiest street stands you can find.
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