Lakes with the calm atmosphere and fabulous landscapes are certainly ideal spots you should not miss when making a trip to Vietnam. Then, take a look at some following suggestions.
1. Ba Be Lake (Bac Can Province)
Located at Nam Mau Commune, Ba Be District, Bac Can Province, Ba Be Lake is approximately 230 kilometers away from Hanoi. The lake is also called Slam Pé (meaning three lakes) by the locals because it is where three tributaries meet together. Ba Be Lake is depicted as a perfect mix of mountains, forests, and rivers. The temperature is always moderate, so more and more visitors would like to make a sightseeing trip there. The best time for this trip is Spring and Summer when the water is calm enough for kayaking, discovering caves, and especially waterfalls, such as Ao Tien, Hua Ma, Pac Ngoi, and Dau Dang.
2. Nui Coc Lake (Thai Nguyen Province)
Nui Coc is referred to as an artificial freshwater lake which has attracted lots of visitors, especially in weekends. Just 16 kilometers away from Thai Nguyen City, the lake is reached by different means of transport, such as motorbikes, cars, or buses. The best time for a visit there is from March to September when it’s so cool. It is advisable to discover spectacular landscapes in Thuy Cung Cave, Huyen Thoai Cave, and Am Phu Cave. Do not ignore fascinating activities, e.g. exploring nature on a pelado.
3. Thac Bac Lake (Sapa – Lao Cai Province)
Thac Bac Lake, located at 14D National Route is one of the most popular spots in Sapa District, many travelers never want to ignore. Standing at the foot of Thac Bac Waterfall, you can witness a striking prospect in which a canopy of water drops down from the sky. However, it will be much more amazing if you hit the top and peer down at the scenery below. You will feel peaceful while standing here.
4. Cloud Lake (Vung Tau City)
Situated in Tuong Ky Mountain, Cloud Lake is emerging as a romantic and poetic ethereal wonderland. At one side, the mountain adores the lakes, and the other is the beauty of sea. Taking a trip there in the afternoon, you will take a chance to get a stunning view of clouds, for which the lake is called Cloud. Arriving at Cloud Lake, you can perceive the charms of peach gardens, Caribe Pine Forest, bird farms, etc.
5. Ben En Lake (Thanh Hoa Province)
Labeled as a work of art on the mountain, Ben En Lake, 45 kilometers away from Thanh Hoa City has been appealing to lots of visitors because of the charm formed from mountains, forests, water, and stalactites. It is possible to say that Ben En is an ideal spot for picnics as well as interesting activities, such as fishing, exploring nature, trying local specialties, etc.
6. Thang Hen Lake (Cao Bang Province)
Thang Hen Lake is 30 kilometers away from Cao Bang City, and reached by 205 Provincial Route. The lake is considered as one of the outstanding eco-tourism destinations with romantic landscapes in the region. With turquoise water even in the season of flooding, it will astonish you at any cost. It is also home to over 100 species of fish and water creatures.
7. Thac Ba Lake (Yen Bai Province)
Widely known as one of three largest artificial lakes in Vietnam, Thac Ba, 160 kilometers away from Hanoi, may be a good choice for your Vietnam trip. The surrounding area is dotted with over 1,300 small and big islands. On the top of some limestone mountains, there are grottos and pagodas carrying long-lasting legends which surely inspire you to explore.
8. Noong Lake (Ha Giang Province)
Noong Lake is a natural lake at Phu Long Commune, Vi Xuyen District, Ha Giang Province, and just 23 kilometers away from Ha Giang City. Stimulatingly, the lake is famous for a forest floating on water, so, it is labeled as an ethereal wonderland. Besides, do not ignore unique local cuisines because tasting them is definitely an unforgettable experience.