Ba Be Lake

Nam Mau, Ba Be, Bac Kan, Vietnam
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Ba Be Lake, the largest and perhaps the most beautiful natural lake in Vietnam is located in Bac Kan province, about 6 hour drive from Hanoi. Ba Be lake Bac Kan is formed by three lakes connected into a single continuous body of water, stretching nearly 8 km north to south. This site is worth a […]

Ba Be Lake, the largest and perhaps the most beautiful natural lake in Vietnam is located in Bac Kan province, about 6 hour drive from Hanoi. Ba Be lake Bac Kan is formed by three lakes connected into a single continuous body of water, stretching nearly 8 km north to south. This site is worth a visit because of its breathtaking landscape, the biodiversity and the rich culture of ethnic group.

As one of the world’s biggest natural lakes, the surface area of Ba Be expands of 500ha during the wet season and never falls dry even at the peak of the dry season. The lake features crystal green water, beautiful islands, spectacular limestone cliffs and caves.

Having been formed approximately 200 million years ago, Ba Be lake Vietnam is surrounded by limestone cliffs, which in turn are covered by primary forests. The lake comprises three zones named Pe Lam, Pe Lu, and Pe Leng. Three rivers, named Nang, Ta Han, and Nam Cuong, are the main inflows of the lake. The Nang River enters the lake through a large waterfall called Dau Dang. In the lake there are also three islands, named An Ma, Khau Cum, and Po Gia Mai (literally “Widow’s Island”).

Cruise on Ba Be Lake

Embark on a sampan, you will enjoy the beauty of peaceful Ba Be lakes with the evergreen forests, towering mountains. You will also discover the lives of people on the shore or on water. Tay and Dao minorities inhabit the few villages in the national park. Most are located on the shores of lakes. It may take you a whole day boat trip to discover all the splendors the lake has to offer.

The lake is surround with rivers, waterfalls, limestone mountains which are covered with tropical forests with high biodiversity: 400 species of plants and nearly 300 animal species. That is why this park is called “the green lung of the Northeast”.

BA BE LAKE ITINERARY

It takes at least 3 days to explore the Ba Be Lake. It would be out of this world for you as you have chance to rest and have fun in the most popular type of accommodation in this area – homestay, where you will enjoy local dishes made from food caught and raised from the lake. You may also be engaged in other leisure activities such as rowing a boat on the lake, going trekking in forests and having adventurous time in caves of the lake area.

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