|Đồ Sơn District|
Quận Đồ Sơn
|Urban District and city|
Đồ Sơn was turned into a summer resort by the French in the 19th century, after they established themselves in Haiphong.
It has natural area - 31 km2, population - 35,000 inhabitants, administration structure - four wards and one commune, annual economic growth - 16%, economic structure: tourism and services - 67.2%, fisheries and agriculture - 25%, industry - 7.8%.
Do Son is known for a large number of historical and cultural attractions, several beaches besides picturesque hills.
According to official information, it has 52 hotels, 230 restaurants totaling 3,000 rooms. The Franco-Vietnamese school was opened here in 1999 with the aim to hold the training programs, lectures (in French, with simultaneous translation in Vietnamese), workshops, round tables, small group study-sessions etc. The institution also initiates research projects between the two countries.
The resort received 850,000 tourists in 2002.
Đồ Sơn became a primary venue for the 2007 Haiphong Tourist Festival with the slogan "Đồ Sơn – call of the sea", attracting both local and foreign artistic delegations and visitors. The festivities included an International Sculpture Camp, the Đồ Sơn Buffalo Competition, a Fishing Village Open Festival, a youth camp, a beach volleyball competition, a boat race, a waterskiing performance, and an artistic program.
- Under the Sun of Do Son, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 2007
- "2007 Haiphong Tourist Festival starts". VietNamNet Bridge. 2007-04-08. Retrieved 2007-05-24.