Sam Son is a popular beach destination, although mostly among the locals. Founded by the French in 1907, this small town was then developed into a resort town khổng lồ serve the demand of the French colony và the Nguyen dynasty.

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Sam Son is a popular beach destination, although mostly among the locals. Founded by the French in 1907, this small town was then developed into a resort town khổng lồ serve the demand of the French colony & the Nguyen dynasty. Nowadays, Sam Son, which is located just 170 km from Hanoi & offers a wide range of services & attractions, has become one of the busiest tourism hubs in the Northern & Northern Central Vietnam.

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Early morning at Sam Son Beach

Things khổng lồ know before you go

Sam Son has for long been renowned for its flat white-sand beaches, which stretch over 10 km along the beachfront promenade, also the centre of the town. During summer time, these beaches are always buzzing with a lot of Vietnamese vacationers. The boisterous atmosphere of Sam Son also means that there are lots of interesting stuffs for you lớn try, be it the typical sunbathing, playing beach sport, building sandcastle or ordering some seafood from the walking vendors. However, if you prefer private space và luxury service, then those high-class resorts with their own beaches, swimming pools và spas are not only available but also in abundance.

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A resort in Sam Son 

While Sam Son is one of the most famous coastal towns in Vietnam, beaches are not the only attractions of this bountiful region. Duong Coc Lake & Truong Le Mountain are among the most beautiful natural creations in Thanh Hoa, so beautiful that they are often compared lớn a real-life paintings. A day trip to lớn these places will certainly reward you with great enjoyment and appreciation of Vietnam’s natural landscape.

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How to lớn get there

You can start you journey to Sam Son from Hanoi either by bus or by train. Ticket prices for bus services range from $4 khổng lồ $6 & you can easily find these services at Hanoi’s major bus stations, such as My Dinh, Giap Bat or Nuoc Ngam. Train tickets are also very inexpensive, ranging from $2.5 lớn $13, depending on travel class. However, the train will take you not directly lớn Sam Son but to Thanh Hoa Train Station, from which you can take bus or taxi khổng lồ get to lớn the town. The distance is about 20km and the travel time will be less than 30 minutes.

Best time to visit Sam Son

Sam Son is located within the warm temperate climate region, which is characterised by hot humid summer & cold dry winter. Thus, the most suitable time khổng lồ visit Sam Son is summertime, from May to lớn September.

During this period, it is recommended that you visit Sam Son in May or in September since the period from June khổng lồ August is the busiest time, when beaches are jam-packed with vacationers and prices shoot up. Summer may awake the liveliness of the beaches in Vietnam but it is also the time when thunderstorms and typhoons may strike. Thus, don’t forget to pay attention to lớn weather forecast in advance of your trip lớn make sure that there will be no stormy weather interfering with your sunny holiday.

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Fishing at Sam Son Beach


Location: Sam Son, Thanh Hoa Best for: Solo, couple, family, group Entrance: không lấy phí Hours: 08:00am lớn 20:00pm