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in Hai Phong

What to do in Hai Phong and Lan Ha bay cruise

Established in 1888, Hai Phong is located on the coast of the East Sea. The city offers many historic sites, temples, pagodas, mausoleums, shrines, all witness a rich tradition. You can stop here then visit some sites in the city center

Du Hang Pagoda

It was built as early as the first Ly (980-1009). Tran Nhan Tong Emperor (1258-1308), a fervent Buddhist liked to come to prayer. Pagoda, classified historic site still retains many relics including Buddha statues, urns, bells and gongs bronze and the prayer book Trang A Ham, which is an ancient Buddhist manuscript.

The  Hang Kenh communal house

It was built in 1856 and enlarged in 1905. His reputation is due to its beautiful wood carvings total of 156 rooms, with the dragon as the base theme. There are 308 dragons of different shapes and sizes. The pagoda also houses a statue of King Ngo Quyen and a palanquin old.

Do Son Bay

Do Son is some 22km south-west from the center of Hai Phong city, between two mouths of  Lach Tray and Van Uc Rivers. It is a mountainous and forest peninsula that stretches about 5 km to the East Sea. Nice beach with red water

The Cat Ba Island – Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba,  the largest island in Halong Bay, home to numerous lakes, waterfalls, caves and a huge national park, home to 20 species of mammals, 69 birds and 20 reptiles and amphibians. The Vooc , rare species under threat of disparition  is found on the cliffs that separate the island from the sea The island is also home of the yellow monkey, chamois and other rare birds such as the Cao Cat-king fisher, the Hut Mat, Dau Riu. The Cat Ba National Park has the largest expanse of tropical forest and pristine in  Vietnam. According to statistics it must host 745 plant species, 495 original lines, 149 families with a lot of medicinal plants such Cho Doi, the Trai Ly, Lat Hoa, Kim Giao and the Nuoc Va. Most of tourists come to have beach holiday as the islands have nices beaches  and for the Lan ha bay cruise, then cross Halong bay

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