Hai Phong is a coastal city, bordered Quang Ninh province in the north, Hai Duong province in the west, Thai Binh province in the south, and the Gulf of Tonkin belonged to East Sea in the east. The city is about 70 km from Bach Long Vi island district, 120 km northeast of Hanoi. Hai Phong has the humid subtropical climate like the weather in northern Vietnam: hot and humid in the summer; heavy rain, dry and cold in the winters. The average temperature in July is 28.3 ° C, the coldest month is January with the temperature of 16.3 ° C.
Hai Phong is an important port city as well as the largest industrial center and seaport in North Vietnam. In addition, the city is also the economic, cultural, medical, educational, scientific, commercial and technological center of the North Coast. Hai Phong is known for its names such as Port Land, Harbor City or Red Flamboyant City. Not only an industrial port city, Hai Phong is also one of the destinations with great tourism potential. Hai Phong now has many architectural attractions, including traditional architecture with ancient pagodas, communal houses, temples and French neoclassical architecture located on the old streets. Moreover, Hai Phong owns a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in Cat Ba Island with beautiful beaches and resorts in Do Son. Hai Phong city also has cultural features, especially culinary and traditional festivals.