Explore Pa Khoang – The Largest Lake In Dien Bien Province
Pa Khoang Lake is located in two communes Muong Phang and Pa Khoang (Dien Bien Phu City, Dien Bien province). It is a reservoir with a design capacity of 41 million m3, which makes it the largest lake in Dien Bien province.
|From afar, Pa Khoang Lake mirrors the tranquil blue sky, its surface undisturbed as if untouched by natural power. Photo: Zingnews
In addition to ensuring irrigation for 5,000 ha of Muong Thanh field with 2 rice crops, Pa Khoang Lake regulates the climate, limits the harmful effects of rain and flood, and stores water for two hydroelectric projects named Thac Bay and Na Loi. With the advantage of diverse vegetation, the forest around the lake is rich in various kinds of animals and species of flora and fauna in the lake bed.
In the Thai language, Pa Khoang means “bamboo forest.” In the past, around this beautiful lake, many bamboo trees were growing. Today, this lake has become a beautiful destination in Dien Bien.
From afar, Pa Khoang Lake mirrors the tranquil blue sky, its surface undisturbed as if untouched by natural power. A visit to this enchanting destination not only unveils the majestic beauty bestowed upon the lake by nature but also brings an immediate sense of peace that permeates the traveler’s soul.
|With the advantage of diverse vegetation, the forest around the lake is rich in various kinds of animals and species of flora and fauna in the lake bed. Photo: Zingnews
With a large surface area of 400 to 600ha, Pa Khoang displays charming scenery of pretty stilt houses mirrored in the transparent water upon which some small boats slowly glide across. Pa Khoang Reservoir offers favorable conditions for a combination of eco-tourism and outdoor activities.
This lake has a cool temperature all year round, only about 28 degrees Celsius, so it is very suitable for ecotourism activities. Visitors can come here in the direction of Highway 279 into Muong Phang commune.
Visiting Pa Khoang Lake in Dien Bien, visitors will experience riding a boat around the lake. Small boats will take them through the waves to large and small islands, exploring the beautiful and fresh natural world. They can also have a chance to admire the lake bed, watch the clouds, and breathe in the cool air.
|The garden of peach blossom trees surrounds the lake. Photo: Zingnews
This lake is beautiful in all four seasons of the year. If the lake's surface is blue in summer like a giant mirror reflecting the clouds in the sky. In the winter, the surface is covered with a layer of mist like a dreamlike and fanciful watercolor painting. In the early morning, tourists can take a lot of impressive photos while exploring this lake.
The attraction of the beautiful scenery here is also the small islands and peninsulas protruding in the middle of the lake. Boating on the lake, tourists will feel like they are lost in a beautiful bay. Perhaps this is the reason that many people compare this place to a “Ha Long Bay on land."
Journeying through lush tropical forests adorned with diverse flora and fauna, tourists will discover a village where the indigenous people radiate friendliness and hospitality. Upon reaching this welcoming land, they will be greeted by locals with warm and sincere smiles, fostering a sense of belonging. Indulge in delectable local cuisine, presented with the care and warmth that make them feel an integral part of this enchanting place.
|The attraction of the beautiful scenery here is also the small islands and peninsulas protruding in the middle of the lake. Photo: Zingnews
During winter, a mystical fog blankets the lake, transforming it into a mesmerizing mirror. To experience Pa Khoang Lake at its most enchanting, travelers can venture here during the spring days of January. Witness the cherry blossom trees in full bloom, their beauty extending for hundreds of meters around the lake.
|With a cool fresh climate, Pa Khoang becomes an ideal eco-tourism, sports, and relaxation destination for tourists (Photo: Zingnews).
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