HAI PHONG (VNS) — Hai Phong authorities have approved two new tourism routes in the city and recognised six prominent attractions as "tourism destinations".
One route takes visitors to rural areas, the temple of General Le Chan (the woman who is believed to have founded An Bien Village at the location of present-day Hai Phong nearly 2,000 years ago), the temple of cultural celebrity Nguyen Binh Khiem (1491-1585), Tien Lang hot spring, and several attractive landscapes.
The other, from the city to Cat Ba, takes in forests and beaches on Cat Ba Island, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve.
The six tourism destinations are Nguyen Binh Khiem Temple; Voi (Elephant) Mountain; Tien Lang hot mineral spring ecology resort; historical site Height 177 (Cannon Bastion); Lan Ha Bay; and Cat Co 1, 2 and 3 beaches.
Hai Phing is superbly linked with the Cat Bi International Airport, a railway station, and an expressway to Ha Noi. — VNS