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Top 10 attractions in Soc Son district of Hanoi

Top 10 attractions in Soc Son district of Hanoi

After a hard working week, what are you planning to do in your weekend vacation? Travel around the spots near Hanoi capital, change the routine on a Sunday to energize the new week. Follow the us to explore the tourist attractions in Soc Son district.

1 - Thanh Chuong Viet palace
Address: Hien Ninh Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi
Famous as a complex of imperial architecture. Viet palace still preserves it's intact historical values, Thanh Chuong Viet palace has been introduced by many international newspapers such as The New York Times, Herald Tribune.
In fact, this is considered to be a private museum by famous painter Thanh Chuong. Here, he gathered the essence of culture, architecture, Vietnamese art on a campus up to 8000m2.
Inside Viet palace, in addition to the ancient architectural works, the palace also include restaurants with a variety of Vietnamese flavors such as nem (spring rolls), noodle, rice cake, and souvenirs with handicrafts, fine art, especially in the Long Dinh theater visitors can see the water puppetry performed by the artisans
Phone: 0439912970
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm
Ticket price: 150,000 VND/adult (20% discount for seniors and students, free for children under 1.1 m tall)

2 - Soc Son Temple - Phu Dong Thien Vuong (Saint Giong or Heavenly King of Phu Dong)
Address: Soc mountain area, Ve Linh village, Soc Son district, Ha Noi
Located 40km north of Hanoi, the Soc Son temple complex at the foot of Ve Linh mountain is a famous place for the worship of Saint Giong or Heavenly King of Phu Dong. Soc Son Temple - Phu Dong Thien Vuong was ranked national monument in 1962.
The temple of Thanh Giong, one of the four immortals of Vietnamese folk beliefs. On the summit of Soc Son, there is a footprint of Thanh Giong's iron horse when he took off his armor and fly to Heaven. Relics remain. The temple shrines have been restored many times, still burnt with incense all year round In front of the temple there are Mon Ton mountain, Dai Hac mountain, Hon Ngoc mountain and some streams, which are often referred to as Suoi Xe. To the right of the temple is Dragon Fin, on the left side of the temple is Black Stone mountain. Behind the temple is Thanh Lam Mountain.
Every year, on January 6 lunar calendar, Giong Temple opens the festival for people to visit the festival, offering incense in remembrance to Thanh Giong - mythical hero.

3 - Non Nuoc Pagoda
Address: Phu Linh Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi
Non Nuoc Pagoda (literally meaning "Soc Thien Vuong Thien Tu") is located in the historical relic area of Soc temple, together with the Vietnam Buddhist Academy, which is a grandiose architectural art that has just been inaugurated and put into use, it is also a spiritual tourist destination increasingly attract visitors from all over the place.
The pagoda is located in the arc of mountains, like the people sitting on the throne, looking down into the green lake, and neighbors of Tru Phu village in Vo Linh commune, Soc Son district, Hanoi. The temple today has been damaged. In 2000, Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet rebuilt the temple and found the bronze Buddha statue of Shakyamuni, the biggest in Vietnam at that time.

4 - Dong Quan Lake
Location: Quang Tien Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi
Dong Quan lake, a large lake in Quang Tien commune, Soc Son, Hanoi. It is located about 35km from the center of Hanoi, where the fresh air and green water. Dong Quan lake has the largest area of all lakes in Soc Son. The poetic paths where visitors can ride a bike for a walk or sit by the lake for a sunset drink. There are many ecological areas around the lake that you can apply for permission to camp for 30,000 VND per person such as myhilll, Rom village...
Going deep into the lake you will be exploring Soc Son Mountain with many famous sites, Huong Tram Ecological Park, Mountain Hamlet, Thanh Chuong palace, Giong Temple, Non Nuoc Pagoda...

5 - Huong Tram ecological area - ideal weekend destination
Address: Quang Tien Commune, Soc Son, Hanoi
About 30 km north of Hanoi center, Huong Tram - Soc Son eco-park is an interesting place for weekend excursions. With beautiful scenery blessed by nature, in the front is Dong Quan Lake, behind is backed by majestic Soc Mountain. Huong Tram Ecological Garden is an interesting and attractive weekend destination for visitors from near and far.
Come to Huong Tram Ecotourism Garden, visitors can enjoy the freshness of nature and the flavors of the mountains and forests. The combination of harmony and in the layout of each space. It helps diners to easily choose their ideal seats. With hundreds of wild specialties prepared from clean ingredients, experienced chefs are sure to satisfy the taste buds of the most demanding diners.
Opening hours: 8am - 10pm
Phone: 0439967488 - 0439967499
Admission: 50,000 - 220,000 VND

6 - Ham Lon mountain
Address: Ham Son, Soc Son, Hanoi
Ham Lon Mountain is located on the territory of Soc Son district, Ham Lon peak is 462m above the sea level and attracts many visitors by the nickname "roof of Hanoi". Ham Lon is name of the highest mountain in the Doc Ton range.
Ham Lon mountain, including Nui Bau lake and Hoa Sim hill, grow on top of the mountain. You can reach the top of the mountain by two paths: trail or climbing directly along the stream to conquer nature. Nui Bau lake is a large lake at the foot of Nui Bau by the lake, visitors can camp and set fire or take a bath in the lake.

Price list of rental services in Ham Lon:
Motorcycle: 15,000 VND / bike
Tour guide: 250,000 - 450,000 VND
Rental tent: 70,000 VND / tent for 2 people; 100,000 VND / tent for 4 people
Fire overnight: 150,000 VND / bunch of firewood, 10,000 VND / kg of coal

7 - Green valley - Keo Ca lake
Address: Hien Ninh Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi
Green Valley - a location just off Highway 35. Right at the foot of the Ham Lon, 1 km from Ham Lon lake, is like the miniature Europe or Da Lat of Hanoi with pine trees, lawns and lush green ponds.
Come to the Green Valley, visitors experience many services, entertainment such as: Fishing with low cost, camping team building combination climbing the roof of Hanoi.

8 - Hoa Son lake
Address: Nam Son Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi
The lake is quite wide at the foot of Ham Lon mountain which has not yet been exploited by mass tourism and is quite wild and natural.
In order to change, tourists come to this place have no annoyance or difficulty from local people, experience fishing services that can earn quite a lot of fish. This is the place suitable for those you want to find a quiet place for a short trip outside Hanoi.

9 - Nui Doi (Twin moutain)
Address: Phu Linh Commune, Soc Son District, Hanoi
It is the name of a poem that has entered the hearts of millions of people of many generations and it talked about the love of a couple in the French war. Not many people know that, in the poem Nui Doi of Vu Cao poet, both places, people and things, are completely true...These two legendary mountains are right next to the town of Soc Son, on the outskirts of Hanoi. Looking up from the street, the blocks, towers and bunkers built by the French are still there. The traces of a bloody time are still impassable, though they can no longer cause a death. The road now leads into the village, the day before is "the way we go between the two sides of the mountain tops", so the village called Twin Mount"
The mountain of poetry, the romantic love story of the passed people, where on earth there are stories of ordinary life that became legendary.

10 - Duc Hau pagoda
Address: Duc Hoa commune, Soc Son district, Hanoi
Duc Hau pagoda is located in Duc Hau hamlet, Duc Hoa commune, Soc Son district, just outside of Hanoi. Visitors travel about 40km from center of Hanoi to Soc Son town, turn right and pass Twin mountain to Tho crossroads and continue about 1km to the temple.
Duc Hau pagoda was built on the ground shaped Dinh letter, including the front porch and the upper part of the palace; In front of the brick yard and the gate. The pagoda also has ancestral house, an electric model of 5 compartments, a small hand-built pillars, a simple traditional style of anti-rollers, latchers and posters. The temple was listed by the Ministry of Culture and Information as the architectural and artistic monument in 1994.

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