Ba Be Lakes
Location: Lie in the middle of a vast limestone
mountain range of Ba Be District, Baccan Province, 240km from the north-west of
Characteristic: Being dubbed a "precious jade of Vietnam and one of 500 lakes recognized as worthy of attention.
Ba Be itself is actually three smaller lakes joined together – Pe Lam, Pe Lu and Pe Leng.The climate is cool with an average temperature of 22ºC. The best time to visit the area is during the dry season, which is during winter and spring. The area was established as a national preserved forest and tourist center in 1978.
Ba Be Lakes,
located 145m above sea level, are among the largest natural lakes in Vietnam
with a total surface area of 500ha. The surface of the lake was tranquil – a
beauty spot if ever there was one, in this land of so much beauty. Visitors will
have an unforgettable stay in the mountains by the lakes, enjoying sightseeing
boat trips, hikes, and water sports.
From Ba Be, tourists can visit other neighboring scenic attractions such as Dau Dang Fall, Puong Cave, and Tien Pond. Passing by Puong Cave (30m high, 300m long), cruise past the villages of Tau, Cam and Hua Tang, and navigate the way through the river’s forks and brooks, tourists will reach Dau Dang Falls. Catch the breath: it’s worth it. They fall, they drip, they cascade. Take a pick of superlatives. Take a pick of times of day for paying a visit. The falls laps over 1,000m on three levels, each bursting with energy from the mountains that help fuel them.
Source: Vietnam Administration of Tourism