Do Son Beach is situated between the Van Uc River and Lach Tray River and 22km from the southwest of Hai Phong City. It was a popular resort town for the French and influential Vietnamese during the colonial days. All three of Do Son beaches are popular for swimming, kite flying or sunbathing among many other beach activities. Since it is only a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Hanoi, Do Son gets many Hanoians during weekends.
Known also as the only place in the country with a casino, Do Son is equally famous for its traditional annual Buffalo Festival (usually falling in September or October). There can be as many as 25,000 Vietnamese spectators cheering on the competitors as well as millions of nationwide TV viewers who tune in to see this many centuries old event.