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Hai Phong: Modern infrastructure deemed prerequisite for tourism growth

After the sea-crossing bridge of Tan Vu – Lach Huyen opened on September 2, 2017, tourist arrivals in Cat Ba island district of northern Hai Phong city surged by 150 percent year on year from then to May 2018.

Hai Phong: Tourist arrivals surge 19.9 percent in seven months
The northern port city of Hai Phong welcomed 4.5 million tourist arrivals in the first seven months of this year, 19.9 percent higher than the figure recorded in same time last year, according to Director of the city’s Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Thuong Huyen.
Vietjet Air to open Hai Phong-Busan (RoK) direct air route
The low-cost carrier Vietjet Air is finalising procedures for the launch of a direct air route connecting Viet Nam’s northern port city of Hai Phong to the city of Busan in the Republic of Korea (RoK).
Hoa Phuong Do Festival 2018 opens in Hai Phong
The Hoa Phuong Do (flamboyant red) Festival 2018 officially opened in the northern port city of Hai Phong on May 12, under the theme “Hai Phong Reaching Out to the Sea”.
Bach Dang Giang relic site highlights national undauntedness
Located at the estuary of Bach Dang River, just 20 km from downtown Hai Phong Bach Dang Giang relic site is the city’s largest complex of historical, cultural and spiritual monuments and a popular tourist attraction.
Reconstructed 11th century Tuong Long Pagoda unveiled in Hai Phong
A reconstruction of the Tuong Long Pagoda, which was built in 1058 under the reign of Emperor Thanh Tong of the Ly Dynasty, was unveiled in the northern city of Hai Phong on November 19.
Hai Phong welcomes 4.5 million visitors in eight months
The northern city of Hai Phong welcomed 4.5 million visitors in the first eight months of this year, including 514,300 foreigners, up 14.21 percent over the same period last year.
"ASEAN People and Countries" exhibition opens in Hai Phong
A photography exhibition entitled “ASEAN People and Countries” commenced at the Hai Phong Fine Arts Centre on August 7, as part of the celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN (1967-2017).
Cat Ba to be eco-smart island
Cat Ba Island, off the northern port city of Hai Phong, is set to become an eco-smart island and a national tourism site, according to the city’s tourism development plan period 2017-2020.
Hai Phong: Local procession ritual recognised as national cultural heritage
A local festival linked with ceremonial procession in Hoang Chau Island Commune, Cat Hai District, the northern port city of Hai Phong, has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage.
Hai Phong City welcomes 3 million tourists first half of 2017
The alluring landscapes of Do Son, Hon Dau, Cat Ba Island and many other historic and cultural sites helped the northern port city of Hai Phong draw 3.07 million holiday-makers in the first half of the year, up 10.7 percent from the same period in 2016.  
Work starts on big tourism complex in Cat Ba Islands
Work started on May 14 on the first phase of a big ecological tourism complex on Cat Ba Islands in the northern port city of Hai Phong, which is projected to be Viet Nam’s first carbon-free tourism area.
Hai Phong Hoa Phuong Do Festival 2017 to feature various activities
The Hoa Phuong Do (red flamboyant) Festival 2017 will be held in the northern port city of Hai Phong, from May 12-14. The theme of the festival this year is “Hai Phong vuon ra bien lon” (Hai Phong reaching out to the sea).
Discovering the beauty of Do Son (Hai Phong City)
(TITC) - Located about 22km southeast of Hai Phong City’s centre, Do Son is a small peninsula created by Rong (Dragon) Mountain extending from Lach Tray Mouth to Van Uc Mouth. Do Son has been known as an ideal tourist site and played an important role in socio-economic development of Hai Phong City.
Do Son to promote tourism
The Do Son District People’s Committee, Hai Phong City, recently announced its plan to boost local tourism.