Hải Phòng

Hải Phòng is a major port city close to Hạ Long, with strong colonial heritage. Just a few hours’ east of Hanoi, its French-style leafy boulevards are lined with landmarks like the opera house and the Queen of the Rosary cathedral. The city is also home to Đồ Sơn beach, the elaborate Buddhist Chùa Hàng, and its museum, exploring the city's long history.

Population: 2,190,788 (2016)