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The adventure to find the most stunning lakes in Vietnam

Talking about Vietnam, they often talk about a country with the captivating natural landscape which can satisfy even the most strict traveler. Millions of people come to this beautiful country each year, not only for the beaches or the mountainous regions, not only to have the opportunity to admire world-wide heritages like Halong Bay or Hoi An town but also for small little things like a stunning lake or a sparkling waterfall. And believe or not, even a Vietnamese lake is able to catch your soul.

And belows are the most gorgeous lakes in Vietnam that should be noticed on your Vietnam trip.

Ba Be Lake

Ba Be Lake is a jewel located in one of country’s eighth national parks, and what makes it special is the title of Vietnam’s largest natural lake. The lake is embraced in the arms of dense evergreen forested valleys and limestone mountains, which is home to over  1,000 plant, bird, and fish species, as well as turtles and butterflies. With seven kilometers in length and more than one kilometer at its widest, this is a perfect destination for boat trips through several waterfalls, caves to capture the gorgeous landscape around. Many travelers opt for a trekking tour around the park, to experience the local culture in surrounding minority villages. The best times to visit are between August and September or in early spring.

Xuan Huong Lake

The name of Da Lat town- the lovebird nest of Vietnam- always goes together with its most popular attraction, Xuan Huong lake. Lying charmingly in the very heart of Da Lat, Xuan Huong lake is an artificially made crescent-shaped lake of approximately five kilometers across, stretching through several other attractions such as the Dalat Flower Park and Cu Hill. The surface of the lake is as smooth as a mirror reflecting the romantic scenery of the town with pine forests, meadows and gardens. At sunset, the lake offers a spectacular view for visitors. The juxtaposition of relaxation and modern city life unfolds around the lake.

Noong Lake

Ha Giang is a popular name to many people, and its reputation mostly comes from its erect slopes, craggy mountain passes, and beautiful terraced rice fields. However, it would be a big mistake to not take a visit to the hidden enchanting beauty here, which is Noong Lake. The locals in Ha Giang call it “the eyes of mountain”, as its water is twinkling and seems to be silver-inlaid under the sunshine or moonlight. This romantic place is ideal for paddling and fishing on the rainy season (May-September), and it becomes home to ducks and geese in the dry season. Visiting the lake, visitors will have the chance to enjoy both the wild natural beauty and the customs, culture and daily life of theTay, Mong and Dao ethnic groups.

Tri An Lake

Located in the Southern part of Dong Nai Province, Tri An Lake is basically a hidden spot that only mostly the locals know about and only a few tourists have heard of. Although being one of the biggest hydroelectric dams in Vietnam, Tri An is still so attractive with its spectacular display of the sun, sky, and wind, and covered by natural beauty. Some favorite activities for the lake visitors are sleeping overnight on a floating boat and enjoying the moonlight in the breeze, absorbing the serenity of the landscape.Tri An Lake is also home to a wide range of fish, and many nearby communities who rely on the fishing dot the lake with their boats.

Thac Ba Lake

Similar to Tri An, Thac Ba lake is a manmade lake too. Located approximately 180 kilometers from Hanoi, Thac Ba Lake is one of the largest and most beautiful artificial lakes in Vietnam. Here you can experience the authentic ethnic cultures of the Dao, Tay, Thai, and Muong people, whose lives are very much defined by the waters of Thac Ba Lake. Here, there are more than 1300 islands and a large number of caves. Visiting is not so easy, as the lake is barely touched by mass tourism.