Ta Dung Lake
Ta Dung Lake used to be a valley adjacent to Ta Dung Mountain, in Dak Som Commune, Dak G’long District, Dak Nong Province. Like a blue mirror in the wild Central Highlands forests, Ta Dung fills visitors with excitement. Many have called the lake “the Ha Long Bay of the Central Highlands”.
Ba Be Lake
Ba Be lake, which means ‘Three Lakes’ in English, is located in the northern province of Bac Kan, about 240 kilometers northwest of the capital Hanoi. Surrounded by limestone cliffs, Vietnam’s largest natural freshwater lake stretches about eight kilometers north to south and reaches depths of 35 meters. It takes visitors at least two days to explore the lake, not to mention the nearby caves and a spectacular waterfall further upstream.
Tri An Lake
A three-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City is Tri An Lake, one of the biggest hydroelectric dams in Vietnam. Sleep overnight on a floating boat and enjoy the moonlight in the breeze, absorbing the serenity of the landscape. Tri An Lake is home to a wide range of fish, and many nearby communities who rely on fishing dot the lake with their boats. This spot is little known to tourists, so is a perfect spot for a mindful retreat away from the bustling city.
Tuyen Lam Lake
No one knows for sure when and why the lake was called Tuyen Lam, but many think that Tuyen stands for stream and Lam stands for forest. Tuyen Lam is a place where water and trees meet. Located in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong, where the dry season lasts up to six months, the lake is full of water all year round. If viewed from the cable hanger above, Tuyen Lam Lake is as a miniature ocean with each island oasis on the lake representing a continent. Here tourists have a chance to enjoy the cool highlands air, explore the cultural patterns of ethnic groups and join in exciting activities like elephant riding.
Ke Go Lake
Ke Go Lake was built in 1976 in the central province of Ha Tinh. It is the largest irrigation project in the province, and holds 350 million cubic meters of water. Covered by natural forests with abundant flora and fauna, Ke Go Lake has been visited by both national and international scientists. Tourists who reach Ke Go can now take a boat to take in water pouring down from the mountain, have a picnic along the banks and enjoy grilled fish, a specialty of the region.
Many people visit Ha Giang for its erect slopes, craggy mountain passes and beautiful terraced rice fields, but they miss out on the hidden enchanting beauty of Noong Lake. In the dry season (October to April) the lake becomes home to ducks and geese. In the rainy season, on the other hand, you can paddle on the lake and watch the locals fishing.