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The beauty of Ba Be Lake

January 22, 2015 | 15:32

Situated 250 kilometres from Hanoi, Ba Be Lake is a fresh lake in the northern mountainous province of Bac Kan. Being one of the largest fresh lakes in the world and a part of Ba Be National Park, it was recognised as a national tourism site of Vietnam.

Situated 250 kilometres from Hanoi, Ba Be Lake is a fresh lake in the northern mountainous province of Bac Kan. Being one of the largest fresh lakes in the world and a part of Ba Be National Park, it was recognised as a national tourism site of Vietnam.

The lake was formed over 200 years ago and lies in limestone mountains, surrounded by imposing nature. It has an area of almost 5 million square metres with a depth of up to 35 metres and contains 90 million cubic metres of water

It has become a familiar destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Scenery and human here bring a specific characteristic that cannot be seen elsewhere.

The beauty of Ba Be Lake

In any seasons, Ba Be Lake owns specific beauty.

The beauty of Ba Be Lake

Pac Ngoi village of the Tay ethnic minority people lies beside the lake.

The beauty of Ba Be Lake

People mainly use dug-out canoes to travel on the lake.

The beauty of Ba Be Lake

With such islands, Ba Be Lake is called Ha Long on the mountain.

The beauty of Ba Be Lake

Catching fish on the lake

The beauty of Ba Be Lake

Local residents live mainly on agricultural production, sometimes catching fish from the lake.

The beauty of Ba Be Lake

Hua Ma Cave in the campus ug-out canoes to travel on the lake.

( Compiled by VNF (Photos: PANO) )