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Travel Guide Soc Son

Located on the outskirts of the capital, the Soc Son district is hilly land, with many lakes located in the mountains, and charming scenery.

What season is Soc Son beautiful?

Soc Son is popular with camping tourists in the summer, thanks to its fresh nature and cool air. Few people travel to Soc Son in winter, but the cold weather is ideal for outdoor barbecues at homestays or campfires.


Less than an hour away from Hanoi, Soc Son is a convenient place to “hide” on weekends. Because you do not need much time to schedule or prepare furniture and food. The roads are convenient, so you can take the bus, coach, taxi or most actively drive your own car.

If using public transport, from the city center you can choose bus numbers 07, 15, 56A, 56B, 93… If you drive your own car, you go in the direction of the Thang Long – Noi Bai expressway. or Nhat Tan Bridge.

What to play in Soc Son?

Viet Phu Thanh Chuong

Surrounded by lotus ponds and banyan trees that cast their green shade, Viet Phu Thanh Chuong is one of the most culturally rich destinations in Vietnam. Located on a hill with its back against a branch of Soc Son mountain, Soc Son district, on the outskirts of Hanoi, Viet Phu is a place to tell the stories of Vietnamese culture and history through architectural works, sculptures, and assemblies. disaster…

Soc Temple relic site

The historical site of Soc temple is associated with the legend that Saint Giong flew to heaven after defeating the An enemy. The population is located in Ve Linh village, Phu Linh commune, Soc Son district, stretching from the foot of the mountain to the top of Ve Linh.

The campus includes: Lower Temple, Mother Temple, Upper Temple, Dai Bi Pagoda, octagonal stele house, Non-Nuoc Pagoda and the statue of Saint Giong. The relic looks both ancient and poetic, with four seasons of verdant trees.

Soc Temple (also known as Thuong Temple) worships the supreme blessing of Saint Giong – Phu Dong Thien Vuong, one of the four immortals of Vietnamese culture. From Soc temple, continue to climb to the top of Ve Linh mountain at an altitude of 302m, visitors will see a bronze statue of Saint Giong, weighing 85 tons.

The relic associated with Giong festival was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible World Heritage of Humanity in 2010. To join the festive atmosphere of the local people, visitors can visit Giong temple on the 6th day of the first lunar month. calendar.

Dong Do Lake

This lake is located in Minh Tan village, Minh Tri commune, Soc Son district. Previously, the lake was a small stream, in 2000 this place turned into a reservoir after the Dong Do dam was built. Currently, the lake is located in the middle of the valley, on both sides of the high mountains, there are protective forests.

You can bring tents and food to prepare yourself, enjoy your meal while watching the peaceful lake view. Large groups can rent more tents, or stay at homestays, hotels, or villas to organize fun and barbecue. Campsite rental cost is 25,000 VND/person for the day, 50,000 VND/person overnight, including cleaning fee, electricity, water and toilet area. In addition, you can rent fishing rods, pontoon boats, kayaks, SUPs… or simply cycle or jog around the lake area.

Camp by Dong Do lake. Photo: Thu Huong

Dongguan Lake

Located right near Giong Temple, Dong Quan Lake ecological area is suitable for you to explore, climb hills, camp, grill… The rustic camping spot here is My Hill. The entrance ticket is 40,000 VND per person, overnight is 60,000 VND, and there are many service packages that provide tents, grills, food…

If the group is less than 15 people, you can set up a tent at the hut by the lake, at night you can have a BBQ party and chat by the fire. If there are more people, about 15-25 people, you can set up a tent by the lake or in the forest as you like. The resort also has a homestay, and a children’s play area…

Spacious camping space by the lake, full of clean water and electricity. Photo: My Hill

Ham Lon Mountain

With a deep blue lake in the middle of mountains and forests, Ham Lon is 426 m high, which is likened to Da Lat of Hanoi, quite suitable for those who love trekking or simply walking to relax with nature. If you do not climb the mountain, you can rest at the foot of the mountain, where there is Nui Bau lake among the pine hills. This space is quite wild, suitable for camping.

Here, there are households who rent out full tents and barbecue stoves and sell dry firewood and food. Tent rental price for 24 hours is from 100,000 VND to 320,000 VND, corresponding to tents of 2-16 people. Tables and chairs, blankets, kitchen… are available for rent from 30,000 VND.

There are two paths to the top of the mountain. The first route is a safe trail, less bushy, and takes less than two hours to conquer. The second road is more challenging, going through the ramps, through the bushes… in 3 to 4 hours. This bow is most suitable in the dry season. Prepare good friction shoes.

Nui Bau Lake is located at the foot of Ham Lon mountain, among green pine and acacia hills. Photo: Hachi8

Rom version

Rom village is located in Quang Tien commune, Soc Son district, about 30 km from the city center, on the road from Nhat Tan bridge to Noi Bai airport. Ban Rom is located in an eco-resort surrounded by a large pine forest with many outdoor activities for all ages. Coming to Ban Rom, you can breathe fresh air, watch the pine forest ring and participate in folk games, mountain climbing, hunting, farming…

The entrance ticket price is 50,000 VND/person (including cleaning, security, baking fees), tents or huts for 4-6 people cost from 150,000 VND/person if used during the day, if overnight charges are charged. 100,000 VND. You can bring your own food to cook on the spot or order food right in the resort.

Photo: Ban Rom Eco Tourism

Constellation Lake

Ho Chom Nui is also known as Hoa Son lake, the most beautiful from September to November. From the inner city of Hanoi to the lake about an hour, visitors just need to follow the Google Maps application. You can have fun and camp by the lake for free. The homestay is about a kilometer from the lake, with many grocery stores. Please note to bring warm clothes and blankets because it is quite cold at night. Be prepared to disconnect to connect with nature, because the phone signal in this area is very poor.

Photo: Bui Quang Thuy

Where to stay?

The resorts in Soc Son are increasingly diverse, from affordable to high-class. If you don’t camp, you can stay at fully-equipped private villas, with a common room, swimming pool, outdoor play area, sauna, relaxation area, barbecue…

Some suggested addresses for families and groups of friends are Luxury Villa, Blue Mountain Villa, My Homestay, Green Pine Forest Villa, Lux Villa, Peace Villa, Runaway – The Chipmunk, Hoa Vien Tea… Weekend, The resorts are usually full, you should book early. The average price is from 6,000,000 to 8,000,000 VND a night, weekdays from 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 VND.

If you want a more private and quiet space, you can refer to Hidden Villa, Forest House – U Lesa, Ao Garden, Pond Villa – Ao House… the average price is 2,500,000 VND per night.

(According to vnexpress)

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