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Ba Be Lake - Vietnam New Holiday Destination
Posted By : Threeland Travel / Vietnam Travel Guide

If you want to get away from the city for a while and be surrounded in nature, Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan province is an excellent destination. Let's have a look at the natural beauty of Ba Be Lake where is perfect for Vietnam holiday tours

Ba Be Lake is located around 220 kilometers from Hanoi in Nam Mau commune, Ba Be district, Bac Kan province. The natives call Ba Be lake as Siam Pe, which translates to three lakes. The lake gets its name from the meeting of three rivers of the Pe Lam, Pe Lu, and Pe Leng rivers.

The lake is 8 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide, and it is located at a height of 145 meters above sea level. Not only is the lake one of the top 20 largest natural freshwater lakes in the world, but it has also been recognized as an ASEAN heritage garden since 2004. 

Ba Be Lake, situated in the middle of a large limestone mountainous region, has a wild and romantic beauty with a calm and pleasant environment. The lake has a mysterious and fuzzy beauty in the early morning, when the mist has not faded away, but when the sun is high, under the bright sunlight, the lake surface looks like a charming watercolor painting with the shadow of mountains and clouds, captivating everyone, even the most demanding tourists.

Tay girls in indigo costumes are more romantic, occasionally hiding or emerging on little boats in the middle of the immensity of the sky and lake. Visitors to the lake can take a speedboat if they are traveling in a big group, or they can rent a canoe and slowly paddle along the lake, enjoying the beauty and listening to fairy stories about the lake told by the boatman. 

Visitors may enjoy the impression of twilight in the 300m long and more than 30m high in Puong Cave, in addition to the feeling of vastness between a sky and mountains. With the erosion of water over millions of years, crystallizes have formed in a variety of patterns, glittering and fascinating, and also a poetry characteristic that decorate the nature here.

On the way to Hua Tang village from Puong cave, the Nang river was blocked by hundreds of huge stones, forcing the large water to split into numerous little streams, the water flowing fast to produce the gorgeous Dau Dang waterfall. The waterfall is almost 1,000 m long and has three stone stairs that are around 3 to 4 m apart, producing a wild and spectacular feature for Ba Be Lake. 

Ba Be Lake attracts visitors not only with the beauty of a lake in the middle of the mountain with a system of ponds and caves, but also with more than 417 kinds of plants and 299 species of animals. There are about 49 freshwater fish species on the surface of the lake, including several rare species like glass carp, blue carp, Anh Vu crap, and halibut.

In addition to enjoying the natural landscape, visitors to Ba Be Lake learn about the everyday lives of the Tay, Mong, and Dao ethnic groups who live in 15 villages inside the national park. People here are very welcoming; simply ask and you will be invited to their homes to drink a cup of spicy corn wine and eat pork in every kitchen. Alternatively, engage yourself in folk music such as singing then, si, luon, and dancing; traditional festivals like as the Long Tong festival, spring festival, dugout boat racing, ethnic martial arts, archery, and crossbow shooting…

If you still want to go exploring, you may take a motorbike ride into Ba Be National Forest. From the woodland road that around the lake, you can see Ba Be Lake from above, capturing all the glistening glory of sky and water. When the sun sets, the magnificent blue color of the sea slowly turned orange-red, then purple.

When you visit Ba Be Lake, you will feel a wide range of emotions. You may relax in boats on the peaceful lake, stop to admire the wonderful caves with numerous tales, and speak with and learn about the nice and friendly locals. Here, ethnic minorities have a unique culture. Alternatively, booking with Threeland Travel for a tour to Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan province will undoubtedly leave you with amazing memories.