Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood

Thac Ba Lake is a must-visit landscape in Yen Bai, with 1,300 large and small islands stretching across the area, wearing a green coat of rich and diverse flora.
June 20, 2022 | 07:39

Most visitors who have ever set foot in this place said that it is a pity for traveling to Yen Bai without seeing Thac Ba Lake. Indeed, just seeing the spectacular photos of the landscape here, it is not easy to resist the desire to book a trip to Yen Bai right away.

Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
The Northwest not only "treats" visitors with brilliant terraces or majestic mountains, but also vast lyrical lakes. (Photo: VTC News)

Initially, Thac Ba was an artificial lake formed during the construction of Thac Ba hydroelectric power plant. With an area of ​​​​more than 23,000 hectares, the vast lake includes 1,300 large and small islands stretching across the area, wearing a green coat of rich and diverse flora.

Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
The scene of overlapping islands and hills makes many people think of the landscape of Ha Long Bay. (Photo: VTC News)

The charming scenery here has become an ideal destination for tourists traveling to Yen Bai.

Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
"Ha Long Bay in the Northwest" is the beautiful nickname that people give Thac Ba Lake. (Photo: VTC News)

The attractiveness of Thac Ba Lake lies in its calm and peaceful surface, interspersed with thousands of large and small undulating hills, and limestone mountains floating on the waves. A perfect painting of the Lake is created by the scene filled with green colors of fresh nature.

Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
Seen from above, the islands emerge with many different sizes and shapes. (Photo: VTC News)

That must be the reason people call Thac Ba Lake "Ha Long Bay on the high mountain," making it a symbol and pride of the Yen Bai people.

Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
Taking a boat along the lake is a memorable experience when coming to Thac Ba lake. (Photo: VTC News)

Sitting on a boat around this beautiful lake is a memorable experience when coming here. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and relaxation by the immense lake with waves, fresh air, and poetic scenery on all sides.

Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
The lyrical and poetic scene here. (Photo: VTC News)

A small boat floating will take travelers through Thac Ba Tinh Linh, Thac Ong temple, Sao pagoda, Cao Ben mountain, Thuy Tien cave…

Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
A view of the lake. (Photo: VTC News)

Thuy Tien Cave is associated with the legend where nine fairies descended into the human world. It has many beautiful and fanciful stalactites inside. From the top of Thuy Tien cave, visitors can observe the panoramic view of the Chay river winding through the mountainside, as soft as a silk strip.

Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
Thac Ba Lake in the sunset. (Photo: VTC News)

The best time to visit Thac Ba Lake is in the summer. The weather in the North at this time is quite hot, but Thac Ba always has a lower temperature of about 1-2 degrees, along with its green flora.

If you still don't have a plan for this summer, let’s schedule a trip to Yen Bai to enjoy the charming scenery in this highland!

Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
Beautiful scenery of the Lake. (Photo: VTC News)
Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
The lush flora here contributes to the fresh and airy atmosphere of the lake. (Photo: VTC News)
Spectacular Thac Ba Lake Hidden in the Northwestern Wood
Thac Ba Lake is a must-visit place in Yen Bai. (Photo: VTC News)
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