The industrial city of Hai Phong, located on the Northern coast of Vietnam, is a major port in the country. However, this city is famous for much more than industry as well. Hai Phong is home to some of the most iconic museums in the country which has labouriously catalogued and displayed the various achievements and memorable moments in the country’s history. The Vietnam Navy Museum is one such museum found in the city.
This Museum specialises in the efforts made by the Navy division of the country in bringing self determination and independence to Vietnam. It was established in 1975 and is found in close proximity to the Rao Bridge and traces the history of the Navy. This Museum also displays a multitude of artefacts from various battles as well and is open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Communal Halls in Hai Phong will be interesting for tourists with a special interest in antiques for it was founded as early as the 18th century! These halls meticulously trace the history and development of the city and provide extensive details about the communities that lived in the area. Open daily, admission to these Halls is entirely free. For those visiting Hanoi, the Museum of Ethnology is located a mere half an hour from the city centre and displays the history of a number of ethnic groups. Visitors of Hanoi should also aim to visit the Hanoi Fine Arts Museum which displays modern and contemporary art that are believed to be truly revolutionary.
For those visiting Hotels in Vietnam, other museums above, especially the ones in Hanoi are iconic and merit a visit. However, for those staying at a hotel Hai Phong, a visit to the Hai Phong Museum is a must. Located at 66 P Dien Bien Phu, this Museum is home to an eclectic selection of historical artefacts, precious gems and photographs. All artefacts are helpfully labelled in English and are extremely informative. This museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday but it is better to check the exact times prior to visit. If you are searching for a hotel of excellent quality to reside in during your stay in Vietnam, the Harbour View Hotel Haiphong Vietnam is an ideal choice for its spa treatments coupled with their special offers, make the holiday not only enjoyable but affordable as well.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.