Do Son Beach, 21km, southeast of central Hai Phong, is a honky-tonk seaside resort thai is popular with Vietnamese for Linioke and massage, otherwise known as singning and sex. The hilly, 4km-long promontory ends with a string of islets, and the peninsula’s nine hills are known as Cuu Long Son (Nine Dragons), There are plenty of colourful fishing boats on the water and a long promenade, but the beaches arc disappointingly small and disappear completely at high tide.The resort is not all it’s cracked up to be (or should that be: it’s more cracked up than it used to be ?) Many hotels are looking rather forlorn.
In 1994 the first casino to open 12 Vietnam since 1975 commenced operation as a joint venture between the government and a Hong Kong company. Foreigners are welcome to win or lose their fortunes at Doson Resort Hotel but your average Vietnamese person is barred from entering the casion. Do Son town is famous for its ritual buffalo fights,the finals of which are help annually on the 10th day od the eighth lunar month, usually late September or October, commemorating the date when the leader of an 18 th – century peasant rebellion was killed here.