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Where is Hien streets or Pho Hien?
Pho Hien is 60 km from Hanoi center, once was prosperous international river port during 17-18th century. You can reach Pho Hien by following National Road 5, then provincial road 39A. In olden days Pho Hien was popularly known by people saying: best known is Thang Long or today Hanoi, then second known is Pho Hien.

Why did Pho Hien become popular?
Since 15th century Pho Hien became River commercial port, and reach top prosperity in 17th century. Trading boats were from China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Holland, Great Britain, and France. There were shops, markets, international trade representatives at Pho Hien by that time.

The business of Pho Hien came down due to domestic politics and history, international history, and the river was silt up so that in the late 19th century the international trade port was built in Hai Phong city.

What were popular for tourism at Hien Streets?
The ancient architecture at Pho Hien is harmony of Vietnam, China, and Europe in blend. There are about hundred vestiges and historical building preserved at Pho Hien including Xich Dang Temple of literature, Pho Hien Pagoga, Chuong Pagoda, Pho Hien Church, Chinese Temples, May Temple, General Tran Hung Dao Temple, and ancient houses.

Pho Hien is also very popular for a kind of delicious longan fruit so that the farmers have to protect their fruit on the trees by bamboo basket from birds.

You can visit Pho Hien by one day trip, tour from Hanoi by bus, or by cruise along the Red River.



How and where is Cat Ba island?
Cat Ba National Park, about 200 km2 large, and Lan Ha Bay are under management of Hai Phong city. Cat Ba National Park was established in 1986 by Government. It is about 30 miles from Hai Phong city, isolated by the sea.

The Park mainly consists of limestone mountains with grottoes, caves, and mini beaches with soft sand. The average height of mountains are from 50 – 200 meter in which the highest peak is 322m. Some caves on the island used to be home to pre-historic men dated back 6000- 7000 years such as Trung Trang cave.

The Park and surrounded islets are characterized by lovely natural scenery and abundant fauna and flora as well as sea resources. There are 620 species of plants, 32 species of mammals, 69 species of birds, and 20 species of reptiles and amphibians in the park. Especially there are endangered white headed Vooc, or a kind of monkey, listed in world natural red book.

Why come to and tour on Cat Ba island?
Cat Ba was recognized as World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Lan Ha Bay covers the area of 7000 hectares, of which over 5400 hectares is managed by Cat Ba National Park. The Bay consists of approximately 400 limestone islets that create very gulf shaped bay. The area also divided into other small bays, lagoons. There are grottoes, caves with nice stalagmites and stalactites falling down. The bay is quite and also dotted by over hundred mini soft sand beaches  

Tourism and activities in Cat Ba National Park and Lan Ha Bay?
You can chose some meaningful activities when spending couple of days here such as swimming, kayaking, cruising around by wooden junk, cycling, trekking. There are many luxury cruises with comfortable accommodation arrange 2- 3 day tours in the area.

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Tam Dao means three mountain peaks including Ban Thach (1,388m high), Thien Nhi (1,375m high), and Phu Nghia (1,400m high). The mountain range is 80 km long and 10-15 km wide. 

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Tam Dao is about 80 km from Hanoi city, an ideal summer resort in Northern Vietnam. Tam Dao is cool all year round with average temperature of 20 – 22 degree C, the hottest day in summer reaches 27o C.

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Tam Dao hill resort covers an area of over 200 hectare, was found and built by French in early 20th century. They built holiday villas, post office, tennis courses, swimming pools, discotheque…

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Tourists explore Tam Dao by walking around the small town for taking photo of mountains, forest, old buildings in French styles, the Church, waterfall, traditional temples. Enjoy grilled food and green and organic vegetables planted at Tam Dao.

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Phong Tho market is held at Phong Tho District town in Lai Chau province.

It is daily market and busy in the morning. The market is the place for exchange many kinds of assential goods like food, clothing, local rice wine, animals…

Especially the market is colorful by costumes of many ethnic groups like Nhang, Lao, Ha Nhi, U Ni, Black Dzao, Flower H’Mong…



Explore Bai Tu Long Bay is ideal way to experience the natural beauty of majestic Halong and local life as well as doing water activities like kayaking, swimming, climbing mountain, and having luxury cruise service.

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay
8:00 AM pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, transfer to Halong via the huge Red River Delta. Upon arrival board on cruise and get welcome drink. Check-in cabin. Have sumptuous seafood lunch while cruise through amazing lime stone islets in the world heritage site in Bai Tu Long Bay.
15:00 arrive at Vung Dang – Cong Dam area. Relax or swim at white sandy beach, kayak around mystery karsts islets. Go back to cruise you can relax in the mineral sea water pool, fitness center, or use Spa and service before dinner.
Free time after dinner. Chat with crew team, drink, watch movies, or relax on sundeck. (-/L/D)

Day 2: Halong – Hanoi
Start the day with taichi practice on sundeck and enjoy fresh morning air in Halong. Have light breakfast with tea, coffee, cake, and fruit.
8:00 AM cruise to Cong Do to explore well – hidden Thien Canh Son cave. 10:00 AM check out the cabin then we have buffet brunch. Arrive the harbor at 11:30. Get on the bus and go back to Hanoi. On the way we stop to have short break at Yen Duc traditional village. Enjoy the water puppet there. Arrive Hanoi at around 17:00 PM. (B/L/-)



If you have not visit Halong Bay you hardly say you have visited Vietnam. Halong Bay was recognized as the World Heritage Site in 1994, and one of New 7 Wonders in 2012.

Ha long Bay covers an area of 1500 km2 dotted by around 3000 islets in which most of them are limestone. Halong means "Descending Dragon". According to the myth that passed down generations,  when the country was invaded by stronger foreign enemy the Jade Emperor sent Mother dragon and her children to this world for protection of people here. After the victory over the aggressor they decided to stay here with the locals forever, and turned into thousands of island that can be seen today.

Halong soon became one the best tourist attraction in the country after we carried out open door policy since 1990s.

Halong Bay beauty is marked by limestone islands and beautiful caves. Islets in Ha Long are  two types of limestone  and schist, concentrated in two main areas in the southeast Bai Tu Long Bay and southwest Ha Long Bay. This is the most ancient image aged  250 - 280 million years. This is result of the earth work when it raised up, lowered several times from the sunken continent into the sea. The process of karst erosion and weathering  created Halong as unique area in the world.

Among hundreds of limestone islands, each has their owned shape that looks very lively such as Man's headed islet, Dragon islet, Old man fishing islet, sail islet, cock fighting islets, incense burner islet, frog, and dog islet ... Hidden inside limestone islands are beautiful caves concerned  with many miraculous legends such as Thien Cung, Dau Go, Sung Sot, Trinh Nu, Tam Cung ...

You can apply flexible ways to explore Halong Bay from half day to 4 day cruise including stay overnight on 3-5 star cruise.



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