Hanoi to Haiphong by train

The Hanoi-Haiphong railway is one of the few railway lines in Vietnam that is not part of the main north-south railway. Originally this line was part of the Yunnan-Haiphong Railway that was built by France between 1904–1910. Haiphong is the closest seaport to Hanoi so it’s always been an important access point for Hanoi. Haiphong […]

Notes on Haiphong – A historic port city in Northern Vietnam

Haiphong is the third largest city in Vietnam, and apart from being an industrial port city it has a historic city centre that should attract more tourists than it does. It rarely makes anyones list of places to visit in Vietnam, but if you have time it’s worth a detour. I had read it being […]

Hotel Review: Dong Duong Hotel, Haiphong – Vietnam

Hostel Name: Dong Duong Hotel Address: 4D Ho Sen, Haiphong, Vietnam. I stayed at the Dong Duong Hotel in Haiphong, Vietnam. This was my first visit to Haiphong and I wasn’t aware of which area was a good place to stay. I just looked for the old town area and railway station, and picked somewhere […]