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Top Choice Vietnamese in Haiphong

Nam Giao

Haiphong's most atmospheric dining choice is hidden within this dilapidated colonial building. Rooms are an artful clutter of Asian art, old carved cabinets and antiques, while the small but well-executed menu inclu…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Haiphong

Co Yen

This streetside stall sells one thing only, banh da cua, Haiphong's signature noodle dish, a combination of thick dark rice noodles in a clear broth with pork balls, shrimp and morning glory. There's no sign; look f…
Top Choice Beer Hall in Haiphong

Haiphong Brewery Beer Club

Picture a German beer hall but with much more florescent lighting and a rowdier crowd, and you've got the vibe of this fun venue for a night out. Couple the surprisingly tasty brews (try the Amber Ale) with Vietname…
Buddhist Temple in Haiphong

Du Hang Pagoda

Du Hang Pagoda was founded three centuries ago. It’s been rebuilt several times, but remains a fine example of traditional Vietnamese architecture and sculpture. P Chua Hang leading to the pagoda is a narrow thoroug…
Cafe in Haiphong

Cong Ca Phe

Haiphong has a branch of everybody's favorite retro/communist-themed cafe. Stop in for excellent Vietnamese-style coffee drinks, fresh juices and other drinks, and light snacks.
Museum in Haiphong

Haiphong Museum

In a splendid colonial building, this small museum concentrates on the city's history with English translations on displays. The front hall's taxidermy collection is rather creepy but there are good exhibits of find…
Thai in Haiphong


At this restored townhouse, authentic Thai dishes are beautifully prepared and presented – try the lab moo (pork salad) or pepper squid; there are good vegetarian options, too. Leave room for dessert, which includes…
Seafood in Haiphong

Van Tue

This gaudy hall is renowned for seafood, including an amazing selection of crab dishes. More exotic dishes featuring deer and goat are also on the menu. A favourite with local well-to-do families.
Museum in Haiphong

Navy Museum

The Navy Museum is interesting for visiting sailors and US Vietnam veterans.
Historic Building in Haiphong

Opera House

With a facade embellished with white columns, Haiphong’s neoclassical Opera House dates from 1904. It's usually not possible to view the interior, but arrive in the evening and you can watch the locals who dress up …