Elephant mountain relic site is the name of a rocky mountain located nearly 20 km southwest of Hai Phong city center. The mountain is located at the border between Truong Thanh and An Tien communes of An Lao district, including a population of mountains and soils lying together. Explaining the name of Elephant Mountain, local people assert that from afar, the mountain looks like a giant elephant lying prostrate, so they took this name for the mountain.
Elephant Mountain It is not only a beautiful scenic spot but also a national historical relic that stores the special imprints left by our ancestors during the resistance wars against France and the US. In addition, national archeology has also recorded remnants of the prehistoric period of mankind, so Elephant Mountain has a particularly important value not only in Hai Phong but also for the whole country. Talking about the Elephant Mountain relic, local people have a great pride. That is because in the past during the fierce war with the imperialist countries, based on the rugged terrain of this mountain, our soldiers had shelter and used a small guerilla attack to destroy the enemy. . In this place, there are hundreds or even thousands of soldiers who have fallen to win peace today. It can be said that Elephant Mountain is the witness of history, of the most horrifying things that Hai Phong has recorded in the past.
Elephant Mountain is the highest mountain in the north of Kien An, has an extremely rich natural population. However, it has a wild beauty full of charm. Elephant Mountain is an ideal place for tourists to choose for their journey to experience and discover the beauty of this place. Moreover, Elephant Mountain also has a complex of famous scenic caves such as carp cave, tank cave, gong cave… In each cave, there is a unique beauty such as stalactites, dragon heads, tigers, etc. clothes, elephant head… Going to the top of the mountain, visitors will see an empty piece of land called the chessboard of the fairy realm. Beautiful scenery in Elephant Mountain is a famous tourist destination in Hai Phong with many wonderful landscapes. If you have the opportunity, come here to experience the mysteries here!
Long Wall Tower
Long Wall Tower More than a thousand years old cultural and historical relic is located on the top of Long Son, the first mountain running along the Do Son peninsula. In 1058, King Ly Thai Tong built the tower and then dreamed of a golden dragon and named the tower: Tuong Long Tower “saw the golden dragon appear” The tower’s heart was empty and placed a storehouse of Amitabha statues. Standing on the tower, you will admire the panorama of Do Son as well as the simple life of the people here. You will feel very comfortable, peaceful to unusual.
The heart of the tower is empty and is the place to place the Amitabha statue. The building is built with bricks and stones of different sizes. In addition to building bricks, there are also bricks for the outside of the tower shell with unique decorative arts such as lotus flowers, chrysanthemums, and lemon flowers. This decoration represents the typical art of the Ly Dynasty.
According to the book “Dai Viet History”, in 1058, in the year of Mau Tuat, King Ly Thanh Tong, after crossing the Ba Lo sea, stopped here to build a tower. After he dreamed of a golden dragon, he gave the tower the name Tuong Long, meaning “Seeing a golden dragon appear” to remember the good omen. Some people think that Do Son estuary is one of the cradles for building a tower here to worship Buddha. In the past, maybe this place was also an observatory in the “transmission” system. Whenever there was a change, the coastal observation stations immediately burned hay to send the smoke into the sky, sending an alarm signal to the capital.
Cat Ba island
Cat Ba island located in Cat Ba archipelago, in Cat Hai island district, Hai Phong city – the famous coastal city of our country. Previously, Cat Ba island belonged to Cat Ba district, in 1977, it merged with Cat Hai district to form a new Cat Hai district. Previously, the island belonged to Quang Yen province, then it belonged to Hong Quang area, it was only in 1956 that it was moved to Hai Phong city.
Cat Ba archipelago is a population of 367 islands, including Cat Ba island in the south of Ha Long Bay, off the coast of Hai Phong city and Quang Ninh province, about 30 km from Hai Phong city center, and far from Ha Long city. about 25 km. Administratively, the archipelago belongs to Cat Hai island district, Hai Phong city. It has been recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve. The infrastructure is also quite developed with a complex of many hotels, motels, resorts, temples and especially the entire island area has been deployed by Hai Phong city with wifi transceiver stations.
Cat Ba archipelago has coordinates 106°52′- 107°07′East, 20°42′- 20°54′north latitude. The area is about 300 km². Population 8.400 people (1996). Other small islands: Cat Ong island, Cat Doi island, May island, Quai Xa island, Tai Keo island… Cat Ba, also known as Ngoc island, is the largest island out of a total of 1.969 islands in Ha Long Bay. According to local legend, Cat Ba name is also read Cac Ba name. Because there was a time when the women and sisters here took care of the logistics for the men to fight the enemy on a neighboring island. The island is called the island of Ong (Cat Ong), so Cat Ba is a misread of the Ba.
Cat Ba is a beautiful and poetic, beautiful island. Located at an average altitude of 70m above sea level (ranging from 0–331 m). There is a town on this island Cat Ba in the southeast (overlooking Lan Ha Bay) and 6 communes: Gia Luan, Hien Hao, Phu Long, Tran Chau, Viet Hai, Xuan Dam.
Pier No. K15
Pier No. K15 Today, also known as Leaning wharf, belongs to the tourist area of Van Huong ward, Do Son district, Hai Phong city. The wharf has existed for a very long time and is present as a familiar part of every porter. Located at the foot of Van Hoa hill, Tilt wharf is busy with tourist boats to visit Hon Dau island – a famous tourist destination in Do Son. During the French colonial period, Tiep Wharf used to be a large-scale military port and it was here that witnessed the image of the defeated French army boarding a ship to withdraw to the country, ending 80 years of invasion of Vietnam.
After the victory of the resistance war against the French, Leaning wharf continued its historical destiny as the starting point of numberless trains carrying weapons and ammunition to support the southern battlefield. Since 1962, nearly 100 boats with a total of 168 sailing trips have departed from here to create the legendary Ho Chi Minh trail on the sea. Severely bombarded by the US enemy, the evidence of the pier is now only 15 concrete piers, about 30m from the shore. Above the shore are some warehouse foundations, water tanks.
To commemorate the feats of the sailors of the unnumbered ship, Hai Phong city built a monument commemorating Ho Chi Minh Road on the sea right next to the K15 pier relic. From the monument area, looking to the sea, anyone will feel emotional when thinking about the numberless trains with so many silent sacrifices that contributed to the historical victory of the nation. .
Today, the wharf has become an important focal point for the ecotourism, cultural and religious tourism route combined with wharf – Hon Dau. From Leaning wharf, it takes more than 20 minutes by boat, visitors will set foot on Hon Dau island – the pearl eye of Hai Phong. Hon Dau is impressed by its wild and quiet beauty with unique primeval vegetation and mysterious and sacred features covered by the legend of the temple worshiping Nam Hai Dai Vuong – the guardian deity protecting the fishermen. on the sea. Walking in the fresh nature, climbing up the nearly 100-year-old lighthouse on the island, everyone can’t help but admire when fully enjoying the scenery of Do Son with mountains and immense sea. love.
Hon Dau resort
Hon Dau resort has an area of more than 120ha with the main landscape axis structure winding in the shape of mountains, embracing the sea and mountains. The tourist area includes the encroachment to expand Hon Dau island with an area of about 54 hectares (zone A) and the encroachment to expand the Do Son peninsula with an area of over 60 hectares (zone B).
Hon Dau Resort has been designed by many famous domestic and foreign architectural experts, with a flexible spatial layout, in harmony between the natural terrain, the sea surface and the nuances of entertainment activities. The encroachment area is surrounded by two layers of solid embankment, Part of the planning of zone B, the first layer is designed to ensure permanent works, the second layer of embankment is 100m away from the first embankment layer and surrounds the project. absolutely safe from big storms of level 15-16.
Come to Hon Dau Resort You can not help but be surprised by a swimming pool that filters sea water and creates the largest wave in Asia. This swimming pool is located in the middle of a space with a very Da Lat style, making Hon Dau seem to have become one of the popular destinations of Hai Phong tourism. And this is also the ideal destination for domestic and international tourists.
With the goal of becoming a new and modern eco-resort tourism center of regional and international stature, meeting the principles of sustainable development and promoting tourism potential effectively. the Son – Hon Dau island, is an attractive destination and safety of all tourists in the country and internationally.
Come to me once Hon Dau Resort You will enjoy a romantic natural scenery of miniature Dalat. Or immerse yourself in the clear blue water but still bring the salty taste of the sea. Surely this will be an interesting choice for the weekend for your whole family. Go and feel yourself too!
Hon Dau Island
Hon Dau Hai Phong is one of the famous tourist destinations in Hai Phong with beautiful scenery like a place in the underworld. Quiet space, visitors drop their souls according to the nature of the mountains and forests, on both sides of the central road of the island are rows of green trees, winding, making visitors feel like they are lost in the middle of a mysterious green forest. Surely after the trip will create an unforgettable impression in the hearts of every visitor.
The climate in Hon Dau It is divided into four distinct seasons. Each season, Hon Dau has its own beauty. In general, you can come to Hon Dau at any time you like, but according to Hai Phong Hon Dau travel experience, you should come here from April to July every year. This is the time of summer, the weather is quite hot but it is very suitable for swimming activities and visiting the primeval forests at Hon Dau.
Places you should visit when coming here:
- Temple of Nam Hai Than Vuong: One of the destinations that you should not miss when traveling to Hon Dau is the temple of Nam Hai Than Vuong. This is a temple built to worship a talented general in the Tran Dynasty, who heroically sacrificed himself in the fight against the Mongols of our nation.
- Hon Dau lighthouse: Hon Dau lighthouse is considered a great architectural work built in 1892 by a French architect. This is a famous place to visit in Hon Dau. This lighthouse is built in two main parts: the exhibition building and the light tower. Visiting this lighthouse, visitors not only admire a beautiful architecture but also have the opportunity to climb through 2 spiral stairs. Standing from this lamp, visitors can zoom in to see thousands of panoramic views of the beautiful Do Son beach.
Cao Linh Temple
Cao Linh Temple Hai Phong has long been a famous tourist attraction near and far in Hai Phong. With its superficial and unique architecture, every year, this place welcomes thousands of visitors to visit and worship.
According to recorded history, the pagoda may have been built by the Le Van family in Ha Lien village, the stone stele in the temple records the date of restoration in the Later Le dynasty more than 300 years ago. Cao Linh Temple has an area of about 49.000 m2. The pagoda is located in a convenient location for all activities, located at the western gateway of Hai Phong city, about 12 km from the center.
The pagoda is located on National Highway 10, the main route running along the provinces such as Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Quang Ninh … the back is National Highway 5 connecting Hai Phong with Hanoi city. In front of the pagoda is the Thien Van mountain range of Kien An, behind is the Ha Lien river.
In the beginning, the pagoda was built with only three front halls, two harem compartments, five ancestral houses, three low-level kitchens with four low roofs with the main purpose being for tourists from all over the world to worship and rest. During the years of resistance against the French, the pagoda participated in anti-French activities along with the communists. The pagoda was burned by the French colonialists, until 4 thanks to the grace of the Buddhas, thanks to the virtues of the Lords leading the Church, the unanimous consent of the local government, the temple was offered to the Lord. Thich Thanh Giac, deputy head of the Executive Board of Hai Phong Buddhist Association, abbot of Pho Chieu Pagoda – Hai Phong City, concurrently held the position of abbot. The chairman and Buddhist monks planned to restore and repair to look like today.
Today, with the guidance of abbot Thich Giac Nghien, the temple has a more complete design with Dai Hung Bao Dien – Ngu Quan Gate – Garden Tower – Arhat Duong – Vang Sinh Duong – Meditation Hall – Buddha Hall and other works. With unique lines and bold Buddhist architecture, the temple is the center of the faith and the place to organize festivals, cultural activities, and retreats for Buddhists and the masses.
Relics of Trang Trinh Nguyen Binh Khiem
Nguyen Binh Khiem (1491 – 1585) whose literal name is Hanh Phu, nickname is Bach Van layman, was born into a family of Vong clan in Co Am village, Vinh Lai district, Hai Duong province (now Vinh Bao district, Hai city). Room). In 1535, he passed the poinsettia exam and became a mandarin for the Mac dynasty, holding the position of Ta Thi Lang. In 1543, before the landscape again abused his power, Nguyen Binh Khiem offered beheadings to 18 corrupt and treasonous gods, but was not approved by the king. He then went back to hiding in his hometown, founded Bach Van Am, opened a school to teach, write poetry, and study history. Many of his students became famous generals and poinsettias such as: Phung Khac Khoan, Luong Huu Khanh, Nguyen Quyen… Nguyen Binh Khiem is also a great philosopher of Vietnam. He is also adept at digital, and is popularly transmitted and revered as Vietnam’s number one “prophet” with a series of prophecies for posterity that people call “Thunder Trang Trinh”. To commemorate and engrave the contributions of Nguyen Binh Khiem, descendants and villagers have built a relic area with many work items to worship and display artifacts about his life and career.
Through the three-way gate with 3 Chinese characters “Trung Am Tu” (Trung Am temple) is the main temple area worshiping Nguyen Binh Khiem. The temple was built after Trang Trinh’s death (1585) with an area of more than 4 hectares, including 3 compartments built on the old house of Trang Trinh, where the statue and tablet of Nguyen Binh Khiem is located. The statue of Nguyen Binh Khiem is made of wood, in the sitting position on the throne, he wears a dragon robe, his head wears a hat with wings, his right hand holds a notebook as if he is teaching poetry to his students. In front of the temple is Thai Nham lake with a width of about 1.000m², on the land in the middle of the lake with a bridge over it, and a stone stele made in Vinh Huu year of the Le Dynasty (1736) recording the process and names of those who contributed to the construction of the temple.
Behind the temple are 3 pavilions with sedge roofs, simulating Bach Van am, where Nguyen Binh Khiem After leaving the office, he returned to teach and write poetry. Near Bach Van am is a statue of Nguyen Binh Khiem, 5,7m high, weighing 8,5 tons, made of granite, in a sitting position with a pen in hand, a book in the hand, Confucian clothing, and a simple style. There are also two bas-reliefs designed quite elaborately and completely, each about more than 5m high and 20m long. The first picture describes the life and career of Trang Trinh from childhood to the end of life; The second picture depicts a period of local history from the time the French colonialists invaded until now.
Not far from the temple of Nguyen Binh Khiem is the grave of Nguyen Van Dinh, born Nguyen Binh Khiem; Kinh Thien Pen tower, which is said to have been built by students to praise Trang Trinh’s talent; Song Mai pagoda; the temple of Ms. Minh Nguyet (Truong Trinh’s second wife); Quan Trung Tan relic… Especially, in the area of the relic site, there is also a statue garden depicting the life and teaching scene of Nguyen Binh Khiem in the past, creating a close and lively scene.
Today, Trang Trinh Nguyen Binh Khiem relic is built quite spaciously, is the place to organize big festivals to celebrate the birthday (April 10 of the lunar calendar) and the day of death (November 4 of the lunar calendar) of famous people. culture of Nguyen Binh Khiem, attracting many domestic and foreign tourists to offer incense to commemorate.
can speak Doson beach is the pride of the people of Hai Phong city. Do Son It is likened to a dragon slithering out into the East Sea with mountains, hills and the sea intertwined. The winding dragon body creates a winding when entering the forest, when protruding into the sea increases the attraction, at each bend, a beach is formed.
Doson beach divided into three main zones, with a flat paved road running along the coast connecting zones 1, 2 and 3. The sea water here is not as clear as other beaches because it is located between two estuaries but has moderate salinity. must help the skin not to get sunburned even though bathing in Do Son beach at midday.
Doson beach Zone 1 close to the residential area at the beginning of Do Son district. There are quite a number of services such as restaurants, bars and hotels. However, few people bathe because of the large waves and the terrain with many rocky beaches and sharp oysters, in return there is an embankment running along the sea corridor and is an ideal place to watch the romantic sunrise. In particular, the sea square of Do Son area 1 has a scale of 2400m2, decorated with eye-catching flowers and grass, and is a space to organize major tourism events. It is also close to the relic of Hang Coc Tu Pagoda, convenient for visitors to combine sightseeing.
Do Son Beach zone 2 is the main beach that attracts the most visitors, with a long stretch of fine sand suitable for swimming, playing, and water sports such as canoeing, parachuting… The highlight of Do Son area 2 is the Villa Villa. Bao Dai with its superficial architecture, and serves tourists to stay, try the feeling of a forbidden palace in the bedrooms of kings, queens, princesses, princes… creating an interesting impression in the room. system of hotels in Doson beach. There are also relics of Ben Tieng, and Rainbow Market with many seafood specialties, souvenirs…
Do Son Beach zone 3 somewhat quieter, surrounded by hundreds of attractive works of Hon Dau International Tourist Area such as wave pool, resort, restaurant, commercial center, children’s play area, mini golf course. , fishing, sailing…
Not far away is the Casino, and the legendary K15 Zero Pier. Arrive Do Son beach tourism It is also an opportunity for you to enjoy a variety of fresh seafood such as: shrimp, crab, fish, squid, oysters, jellyfish salad, tortillas, fish porridge, mackerel sun-dried… There is also a dish of tank price. (sea bean sprouts), is a famous dish of this country, with many mixed flavors, sweet, spicy… and a little crunchy.
Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay It is likened to the second Ha Long Bay of our country with a fairy-like beauty left over time. Located in the south of Ha Long Bay and to the east of Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay has an area of more than 2 hectares, outstanding with the breathtaking beauty of about 7.000 dense and large islands with many interesting shapes. . Unlike Ha Long Bay, all the islands in Lan Ha Bay are covered with green trees, even if they are just very small islands.
Although not known by many tourists, Lan Ha Bay is considered as one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam. When the weather turns to autumn is also the time when Lan Ha Bay is at its most beautiful with light sunshine, not hot, gentle with the cool breeze of the ocean, making visitors feel comfortable and relaxed while sailing. admire the bay.
With a cool and fresh climate, visitors can travel to Lan Ha Bay at any time of the year. However, domestic tourists often travel to Lan Ha Bay from April to October, while international tourists often visit Lan Ha from November to March.
Located adjacent to Ha Long Bay, but Lan Ha still has its own beauty completely different from Ha Long, if you want, you can also combine traveling from Lan Ha Bay to visit tourist attractions on the bay. Ha Long. Some places you should visit:
- Luon Cave
- Nam Cat Island
- Monkey Island (Pineapple Cat Island)
- Van Boi Beach
- Turtle Island
- Hon Chuong