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Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay for a peace of mind

October 24, 2020 | 07:59

Dubbed the "inland Ha Long Bay", Na Hang Lake in the northern province of Tuyen Quang is an emerging tourist destination. If you're seeking for a tranquil place to leave all daily troubles behind, Na Hang Lake is a perfect choice.

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Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay  for a peace of mind
(Photo: Vietnam Journey)

Located 110km north of Tuyen Quang City, the lake is the meeting place of the Gam and Nang rivers. The lake is scattered with nearly 100 mountains creating an imposing landscape.
Tourists can experience fishing, cooking by the lake, camping, driving bamboo boats and kayaking. The lake covers a total area of 8,000ha, which is like a giant mirror reflecting sunlight in the turquoise water.

Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay  for a peace of mind
(Photo: Vietnam Journey)

Coc Vai Mountain, an iconic image of the area. The name in local language means "a pilar to tie up a buffalo" recalling a legend of a giant hero, who tied up his buffalo here to build a dam to store water for the villagers.

When it gets dark, the lake reflects the lights from the floating boats of fishermen. Tourists can watch fishing at night and enjoy the sunrise early in the morning.

Exploring Khuổi Nhi Waterfalls is a highlight in the area, according to VNS.

Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay  for a peace of mind
(Photo: My Tour)

To reach the waterfalls, tourists need to take a ship to the forest in the middle of the lake. Then, they have to trek 3km from the ship dock to the peak where the waterfalls start.

Along the way, one can explore the plants of Na Hang primitive forest.

Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay  for a peace of mind
(Photo: My Tour)

The best season to climb up the mountain is between May and June when the lake water is clearer than ever after the heavy rains of summer and the waterfalls run strongly with natural water from the mountain.

The Tourism Site Management Board has made staircases for trekkers. The primitive plants and trees are well-preserved.

Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay  for a peace of mind
(Photo: My Tour)

A special reward for people climbing up the mountain is getting massaged by small fish in the stream. The small fish, which can endure strong currents, have a special form with pointed head, thin body and a big mouth to suck underwater plants or cliffs.

They eat mainly moss and ephemera. When tourists put their legs in the water, the fish will gently bite dead skin, which is like a natural massage.

Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay  for a peace of mind
(Photo: My Tour)

Na Hang Tourism website states the tour to Khuoi Nhi Waterfalls ranges from VND 300,000 – 700,000 (US$13-30) depending on the seasons including all kinds of sports, travel costs and tourism insurance.

Tuyen Quang City is located more than 130km to the northeast of Hanoi.

Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay  for a peace of mind
(Photo: My Tour)
Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay  for a peace of mind
(Photo: My Tour)
Na Hang lake, spectacular inland Ha Long Bay  for a peace of mind
(Photo: Vietnam plus)
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