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  • Do Son beach

    Do Son is one of the well-known seaside resorts in North Viet Nam, 20-km southeast of Hai Phong and 105 km East of Hanoi. This region is beautifully surrounded by green forests and sandy beaches. The beach here, 4 km long, are shaded by thousands of sandalwood trees and covered by mountains and pine hills. More recently, the town has become famous for the first public Casino to open in Viet Nam since 1975.

    Do Son is one of the popular beaches among domestic tourists in the north of Vietnam, 20-km southwest of Haiphong and 105 km East of Hanoi
    Do Son peninsula situated on the ancient continent, 22.5km in length along the coast from Cam river mouth to Van Uc river mouth. Do Son is often visualized as the head of a Dragon reaching toward a precious stone (Hon Dau isle), whisking its tail to go to sea that forms Bach Long Vi Islands.

    Do Son Beach – an ideal beach, with tree zones, each having bathing beaches, hills and forests will make tourists feel relaxed after go there.

    If you are staying in Hai Phong Province, a visit to Do Son Beach is worthwhile. It is a great privilege of Haiphong to be given by nature the beautiful beach of Do Son.

    Being is one of the well-known beaches in the north of Vietnam, Do Son is a small peninsular formed by the stretch of Rong Mountain to the sea. Ranges of mountains and hills with forests of pine trees cover this lovely beach. In addition to that natural beauty, the human-made infrastructure here is admirable. The zigzag roads along the mountains, and pine forests make the beach a rare beauty in the tropical region.


    It is considered “a tourist resort”, only 20 kilometres away from Hai Phong City and 123 kilometres from Hanoi capital. The sea resort town is composed of tree zones, each having bathing beaches, hills and forests. Around the hills are French-style constructions looking towards the sea. Since 1975, many large hotels and guest houses have been set up over the town and Do Son has become a weekend sea resort for Vietnamese and foreigners.

    Immediately upon setting foot in Hai Phong, the French turned Do Son into a summer resort for their expatriate community and the Vietnamese upper class. On summer days, Do Son is alive with tourists from all over the world. They mainly come here to spend time on the beach, relax, and hike. From Do Son, tourists can conveniently sail to Cat Ba Island, to Ha Long Bay, to Dien Bien, Long Chau, and Hon Dat Island.

    If tourists in Vietnam Travel have chance to visit Hai Phong city, Do Son Beach is a must-see place that should not be missed!


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  • Tam Bac lake

    Tam Bac lake is located not far from the Hai Phong Backpacker hostel and is a nice place to relax or even go fishing. The trees along the lake bank make the visit a pleasant walk. Visitors will see an interesting flower market or have many boutique sell flower at the eastern side of the Tam Bac lake. It was established around 1941 by the French as a small centre selling fresh flowers and is made up of five beautiful arched-roof kiosks. Also within easy walking distance not far from the lake area stands the Le Chan statue, the founder of Hai Phong. The Brass-cast statue weighs 19 tons – one of a heaviest statues in the Viet Nam country.

    Tam Bac lake in the night

    Tam Bac lake in the night

    MoMoT is nickname of a girl was goes around in VietNam has  a review on tripadvistor to Tam Bac lake in Hai Phong city:

     At center of the city, easy and comfor table to come. The lake is clean with large walkside area and big trees, therefore ppl could have a peaceful time there, walk, run, have a drink, whatever,… old men use this place for cinese chess lpaying also. It is especially beautiful at evening when the lights are turned on, no more sunlight…

    tam bac lake in hai phong city review on tripadvistor

    Tam Bac lake in hai phong city review on tripadvistor

    And hannahbagguley from Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom have a comment:

     i decided to walk from my hotel all the way to the airport to explore Hai Phong on route. The lake was lovely and quiet

    Tam Bac lake in hai phong city

    Tam Bac lake in hai phong city


    Stretching from the city centre, past Sat market and ending at Tam Ky dam, Tam Bac Lake is situated between Hong Bang and Le Chan districts. The lake previously belonged to An Bien commune and currently to the central strip of the city. This lake covers an area of approximately 50,000 m2 and is 3m in depth with tidal system.

    In 1905, the French widened and straightened Liem Khe rivulet in An Bien commune in order to create a boundary canal. In 1925 they filled the canal leaving a short section of it at Tam Ky T-junction called Bonnal puddle. The puddle joined Tam Bac River and was known as Lap River ( or Tam Bac Lake) by Hai Phong people.

    In fact, the lake’s name as Tam Bac was not accurately named, because Tam Bac (originally named Tram Bac) used to be the river adjoining the previous Lap ( originally was Liem Khe Rivulet which was enlarged into a canal). In 1985 the lake was greatly changed, a dam was built to bank up Tam Bac river so that the two roads, Tran Nguyen Han and Quang Trung could be joined. As a result of that, the lake was narrowed as we can see today.

    Since the lakebed was dredged in 1997, the hygienic condition on its two banks has remarkably been improved. This lake was made totally clean, clear and green with flamboyant tree-lined lake sides where tourists can have relaxing and cool walks.

    Tam Bac lake in the sunset everyday

    Tam Bac lake in the sunset  everyday

    tam bac lake in hai phong city

    Tam Bac lake in Hai Phong city

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  • Cheap accommodation and good service near Cat Ba island

    Hai Phong city is the main port of northern Viet Nam and a commercial and industrial centre and is the third most populous metropolis in the country. It is near Thai Binh province to the south, Quang Ninh ( Ha Long bay in Quang Ninh) province to the north and Hai Duong province to the west.

    The Hai Phong Backpacker hostel is a cheap guest house suitable for foreign visitors in Viet Nam. The hostel in the Hai Phong city and this city is located near Cat Ba isand.


    Hai Phong backpacker hostel is located in Hai Phong center nearby the main road, a walking street, a lot of restaurants, souvenir shops, grocery stores, convenience stores, bars, banks and ATMs.

    We are about 5km to an amusement park, 573m to the Hai Phong post office, 3km to the Hai Phong bus station, 3 km to the Tam Bac lake and only a 10 minutes walk to the Binh habour ( go to Cat Ba island from Binh habour). it takes 60 minutes to go to the Cat Ba island or the Do Son beach and not far from the big village market. It is easy to go anywhere from bus stops in front of our hostel.

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