Catching Romantic Sunrise on Chuon Lagoon, Hue

In Chuon Lagoon, the sun bathes a large region in the bright colors of the new day. Those who travel to Hue, the former capital, on this occasion are in for a wonderful experience.
July 02, 2022 | 07:22

Chuon Lagoon (also known as Cau Hai lagoon) is located around 12 kilometers from Hue City along National Highway 1A in Thua Thien Hue's Phu Vang district. This is a large component of the Tam Giang Lagoon system where visitors may get a sense of the colorful local culture. Hue's most stunning sunrise viewing destination is Chuon Lagoon.

The poetic scene when the sun begins to shine from the eastern horizon - Photo: NGO HUY HOA
The poetic image as the sun rises over the horizon. Photo: NGO HUY HOA

The best time to visit is between 4 and 4:30 in the morning to see the sunrise. Chuon Lagoon is distinguished by its immensity; an aquaculture technique known as the flute barrier system splits the water's surface into fields, which are dotted with a few tiny boats and fishermen's houses.

The entire lagoon region is covered in a hazy mist before the sun rises. As the sun fully emerged, the eastern horizon gradually transitioned from pink-purple to orange, then from orange to a magnificent crimson.

Catching Romantic Sunrise on Chuon Lagoon, Hue
The entire Chuon Lagoon is immersed in a magnificent light when "the sun hasn't woken up." Photo: NGO HUY HOA

Visitors who want to truly appreciate this great moment and enjoy the early marketplaces might ask the locals to hire them a boat to visit. For those who love to explore, simply walking around on the boat in the morning, feeling the cool water on their skin, and taking in the first moments of the day will be a wonderful experience.

Chuon Lagoon is a popular tourist destination that yet has the peace and quiet of Hue's suburbs and offers a sufficient selection of dining and lodging options. Here, famous cuisine including orca cakes, grilled tiger shrimp, fried octopus with chili, etc. is available for visitors to enjoy.

When the sun rises, the sky gradually turns red-orange, combined with the light effect on the water, making any visitor come here to admire - Photo: NGO HUY HOA
When the sun rises, the sky gradually turns red-orange, combined with the light effect on the water, making any visitor come here to admire it. Photo: NGO HUY HOA

Visitors can particularly savor these treats while on the boat or at the romantic restaurants placed up in the center of the lagoon.

Chuon lagoon is a great site to observe the sunrise and the sunset, allowing visitors to spend the entire day learning about the fascinating way of life of the locals.

Chuon lagoon is a brackish water lagoon with an area of ​​​​about 100 hectares - Photo: NGO HUY HOA
Chuon Lagoon is a brackish water lagoon with an area of ​​​​about 100 hectares. Photo: NGO HUY HOA

The specialty of Chuon lagoon is ornamental fish cakes. The method of making this dish is also simple: the whole orca fish is fried until it turns golden brown, but before the fish is finished cooking, the processor keeps adding cake batter and keeps frying.

Ornamental fish cake is a specialty of Chuon lagoon. The way to prepare this dish is also not sophisticated, the whole orca fish is fried to golden brown, before the fish is cooked, the processor continues to pour in the cake batter and continue to fry until the fish is golden brown - Photo: VISIT HUE
The specialty of Chuon lagoon- ornamental fish cakes. Photo: VISIT HUE

On the tourism map of Hue, Chuon Lagoon (Cau Hai lagoon) is a well-known location. This lagoon with brackish water covers up to 100 hectares. This is a well-known community ecotourism location that draws a lot of visitors to see and do.

The enormous water surface, the boats softly gliding, the flute barriers (the lagoon's aquaculture system), and the distinctive homes all contribute to the picturesque nature of Cau Hai Lagoon. The shacks are bamboo structures that are around 5 m2 in size. Both tourists and fishermen use this area as a spot to rest, eat, and watch the stars.

On Chuon lagoon, there are restaurants set up in the middle of the lagoon, creating a poetic frame. Visitors can both enjoy delicious food and enjoy the simple life here - Photo: NGO HUY HOA
Chuon Lagoon has restaurants built right in the midst of the water, giving the lagoon a romantic backdrop. Here, visitors may savor delectable cuisine as well as the simplicity of life. Photo: NGO HUY HOA
Beautiful Sunrise on Chuon Lagoon, Hue
The sun rises, creating a gleaming glow over the surface of Chuon lagoon. Photo: NGO HUY HOA
Beautiful Sunrise on Chuon Lagoon, Hue
Visitors to Chuon lagoon can rent a boat to visit and experience local life. Photo: NGO HUY HOA
Beautiful Sunrise on Chuon Lagoon, Hue
The intricate network of fish farming flutes is what makes Chuon lagoon special. Photo: NGO HUY HOA
Beautiful Sunrise on Chuon Lagoon, Hue
In Chuon village, children who are only a few years old have been familiarized with river life by their parents. Photo: VISIT HUE
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