Seven tourist-attracting lakes in Vietnam
|Sunset hunting from the old seaplane station in Hanoi's West Lake|
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Ba Be Lake (Bac Kan): Ba Be Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam and one of the 100 largest lakes in the world, formed over 200 million years ago. The name “Ba Be” derived from the fact that the lake itself is actually three small ones joined together- Pe Lam, Pe Lu, and Pe Leng.
|Ba Be Lake - the largest natural freshwater lake in VietnamPhoto: Virginie.pegoraro|
One of the best ways to get a feel for the area on arrival is by boat on one of the three lakes - kayaks for the more adventurous or guided motorboat tours for those who wish to unwind a little. Nature endowed Ba Be Lake with a variety of magnificent waterfalls and majestic limestone caves that lure any tourists.
|Hoan Kiem Lake- the symbol of Hanoi Photo: Flickr|
Hoan Kiem Lake (Hanoi) is a natural freshwater lake located in the heart of the capital, linked to the legend that Le Loi Emperor returned the magical sword for the golden turtle. Amid the lake lies a small island with an ancient building called the “Turtle Tower”. Another island is known as Jade Island, accessible by the iconic The Huc Bridge. At the weekend, the walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake become more crowded as people flock here to participate in interesting activities like street music or folk games.
|A gorgeous West Lake at sunset Photo: Canh co|
Cover the area of 500 hectares with the charming natural scenery, West Lake is an ideal rendezvous of Hanoian, especially at sunset. Strolling around the lake, gossiping with friends amidst a poetic atmosphere would be certainly unforgettable experiences here. Visitors can also explore some nearby tourist attractions such as Nghi Tam village or Tran Quoc pagoda.
|T’Nung Lake- the Pearl of Pleiku Photo: Flickr|
T’Nung Lake (Ea Nueng Lake) is the volcanic plateau inactivated for millions of years located about 7 km from north of the Pleiku city center. The beauty of T’Nung Lake has enchanted numerous tourists not only by its emerald water but also by the convergence of a wide range of brilliantly-colored flowers, birds, and precious fishes. For that reason, it is dubbed as “the Pearl of Pleiku”.
|Xuan Huong Lake- a “must-visit” place in DaLat Photo: Asia Open Tours|
Situated in the center of Da Lat, Xuan Huong Lake is one of the “must-visit” places when traveling to Da Lat. It is an artificial lake, with the area of about 32 hectares, lies at an altitude of 1,478 m above sea level, has long been renowned for its splendid pine forests, green lawns, and wonderful flower gardens.
|Tri An Lake at sunset Photo: Flickr|
Tri An Lake is basically an off-the-beaten-track spot that only mostly the locals know about and only a few tourists have heard of. The lake covers a big area of 323 square kilometers as it aims to store water for Tri An hydroelectric dam. Coming here, travelers will be overwhelmed by its clear and turquoise water as well as its breath-taking landscapes. For those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, this place is the absolutely perfect one.
|Dau Tieng Lake - the largest irrigation reservoir in Vietnam Photo: Vietnam Discovery|
Dau Tieng Lake is the largest irrigation reservoir in Vietnam with a capacity of 1.6 billion cubic meters, providing sufficient water for crops in Tay Ninh and neighboring regions such as Long An, Ho Chi Minh City. Particularly, it is also a well-known tourist attraction in Vietnam. Particularly, on sunny days, the lake’s surface reflects the bluish and deep color of the sky which impresses numerous tourists. There is an eclectic mix of islands and peninsulas in Dau Tieng Lake fully covered with the green forests where visitors can camp, go fishing or watch the locals catching fish. Tourists also should not miss the golden opportunities to enjoy the stunning and glorious sunset on the lake.
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