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Ba Be lake and attractions

Ba Be national park

Ba Be lake is very famous as very peaceful and serenity place with very calm surface, beautiful trees growing around on the shore, beautiful islands on the lake with unusual rock formation.

Ba Be in Vietnamese mean Three Oceans include three big lakes that were created by the tributaries of three rivers: Pe Lam, Pe Lang and Pe Lu after the big earthquakes from millions years ago. These three Lakes were connected by wide channels, spreading in 7 km long and 1 km wide that contain more than 50 species of freshwater fish, some appeared in very big size.

On the boat trip, you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, watching Tay Hill Tribe people doing their fishing on the unique traditional kayak made from the trunk of the tree. The picture of Tay girls in the traditional costume rowing this kayak on the lake is very well-known image of Ba Be Lake.


Attractions

Puong grotto Puong grotto

Puong Grotto on Nang River. It has a length of 300 meters and average height of about 25-30 meters.
Dau Dang waterfall Dau Dang waterfall

Dau Dang Waterfall is the end point of the Lay River in Ba Be national park. The waterfall is about 2 kilometers long and a slope of about 500 meters.
Pac Ngoi village Pac Ngoi village

Visiting Ba Be lake, the best place to stay is the Pac Ngoi village of Tay people with basic but reasonable and comfortable home stay with great experiences of their cuisine. This stay also can be one of the highlights on your trip.

Getting to Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park is in Bac Kan province not far from the borders of Cao Bang province and Tuyen Quang province. The lakes are 240km from Hanoi, 61km from Bac Kan and 18km from Cho Ra.

Most visitors to the national park get there by chartered vehicle from Hanoi. Since the 2000 opening of a new road into the park, 4WD is no longer necessary. The one-way journey from Hanoi takes about six hours; most travellers allow three days and two nights for the trip.

Reaching the park by public transport is possible, but not easy. Take a bus from Hanoi to Phu Thong (5 hours) via Thai Nguyen and/or Bac Kan, and from there take another bus to Cho Ra (1 hour). In Cho Ra arrange a motorbike (xe om) to cover the last 18km.
Ba Be lake 10
Ba Be lake 10
Trees growing around on the shore in Ba Be lake
Trees growing around on the shore in Ba Be lake
Ba Be lake is very calm surface
Ba Be lake is very calm surface
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