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Best way to explore Haiphong in 24 hours

 

Best way to explore Haiphong in 24 hours

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10:32 - 01.05.2020

If you have only a day to experience a typical Northern city of Vietnam, apart from Hanoi, Haiphong will be the ideal destination for your busy schedule. Haiphong is well-known for not only the biggest seaport city in Vietnam but also a “promised land” for all food lovers.

The following itinerary will give you a complete experience of the city in order to have unforgettable experience in this vibrant city.

Haiphong city (Credit: anhp.vn)

Morning : Catch a train, try “the legendary” crab and red noodle in Haiphong.

Haiphong offers an excellent transport infrastructure which is very convenient to get around. There are few different ways to get here such as: car, trains or by air into Hai Phong airport with daily connections. But if you come from Hanoi or satellite provinces like Hai Duong then it’s easiest to go by train, you can get tickets at counter or online at duongsatvietnam.com

The earliest train will depart at 5.50am from Hanoi station and arrive at Haiphong station at 9am, this is perfect timing for you to enjoy the most popular “Crab and red noodles soup” in Cau Dat street, it only takes 7 minutes to walk here.

Haiphong train station (Credit: duongsatvietnam.vn)

In order to connect Hanoi with Haiphong, a long railway 102km was being built to linking 2 cities by the French. In 1902, the route was officially launched and came along with Haiphong train station. Haiphong railway station is quite beautiful and still retains its ancient features. If you like photography and nostalgia you sure will have chance to capture plenty photos here encapsulating the history.

After breakfast you can take taxi to Do Son a coastal town (it costs about 400,000VND++ both ways and 2 hours waiting), while you are there you can swim in the ocean or visit Bao Dai palace then try some seafood or just simply enjoy coconut juice and the ocean breeze.

Afternoon: Experience premium seafood at Harbor Restaurant – Vinpearl Hotel Imperia HaiPhong

It’s time to get taxi back to the city. Coming to a coastal Haiphong city you definitely can’t miss the opportunity to try some of the seafood specialties in the Harbor restaurant of Vinpearl Hotel Imperia. This would be the perfect option for any traveller. The restaurant is located on the 4th floor of Vinpearl Hotel Imperia Haiphong, Hanoi street, Hong Bang district. With a premium buffet menu which crafts over 100 dishes such as: steamed grouper with soya sauce, steamed snails, crab with salt and chilli, especially crab red noodle… Sourcing unique regional ingredients and local recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, the talented chefs at Vinpearl Hotel Imperia have elevated Haiphong specialities to a level that is at once sophisticated, yet still maintains its local origins. In addition, while trying the cuisine here you also can enjoy the panoramic view of city.

Harbor restaurant at 4th floor of Vinpearl Hotel Imperia Haiphong

Afternoon : Souvenir shopping, strolling along city center park, catch a train back

After your culinary experience at Harbor restaurant, you can stroll right down to the shopping mall at Vincom Plaza Imperia Haiphong which belongs to shopping mall and hotel complex Vincom and 5 stars hotel Vinpearl Hotel Imperia Haiphong. It’s the only place for shopping, cinema, entertainment and you also can spoil yourself and buy some souvenirs for family and friends. Walking along the city center park, you will be overwhelmed by the 45th floor 5 stars Vinpearl Hotel Imperia Haiphong with the modern luxurious design which attracts even the most discerning customers to visit at least once.

Shopping mall and hotel complex Vinpearl Hotel Imperia & Vincom Plaza Imperia Haiphong (Credit: Vinpearl.com)

While strolling down by Opera house don’t forget enjoy the beautiful sunset and capture some of the sights for some memorable pictures.

Trumpet house (Credit: triphunter.vn )

One of the unique architectural designs of city center park is the trumpet house, it was built by French people in early XX century with purpose as a trumpet practising area. Nowadays, Trumpet house is venue for many cultural activities of locals in “the city of red Poinciana flowers”

Along Trumpet house is Haiphong railways station, you will make it on time to last train back to Hanoi at 6.40pm, carrying home with many experiences not only cultural also food specialties of the 130 years old city.

This is Haiphong in a day exploration trip, we hope this suggested itinerary will help you create your own exciting experiences about the 4th largest Vietnam city.

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