Located in the northeastern province of Bac Kan, Ba Be lake is listed in top 100 largest natural freshwater lakes in the world. This lake is a considerable attraction in the tourism map of northern Vietnam where tourists often come to relax in the holidays. There are so many interesting things here for tourists to visit and explore in Ba Be lake area.
Ba Be Lake in a nutshell
Ba Be lake is about 230 km from the north of Hanoi, it is located in the northern mountainous region of Bac Kan where the Tay people settle in for generations. Ba Be or Slam Pe in the Tay language means the crossing point of three river’s branches which is proudly named in the list of 16 most beautiful lakes in the world. Ba Be lake is also the largest lake in northern Vietnam. The lake is covered by mountains and pristine forests.
Ba Be lake
What to see and do in Ba Be lake
These are a lot of interesting activities in Vietnam travel tours that you are able to experience in Ba Be. And the most common thing to do here is to hire a boat to sail around on the lake and witness the dreaming beauty of the lake. If you love sailing, ask the boatman for giving you the row to sail by your own is an exciting choice. Besides that, you can do biking along the lake banks or trekking into the primeval forest of the lake. The following attractions are also waiting for you to discover:
Luong cave is the biggest and most beautiful cave in Ba Be area with 300 meters in length and over 30 meters in height, this gigantic cave is colored by thousands of stalactites in colors and shapes. Moreover, this is home to thousands of bats living inside this cave. In the late afternoon, you will see the wonderful moment when the bats fly out of the cave to seek for food.
Dau Dang waterfall
Dau Dang waterfall was formed when the Nang river on the flowing way was suddenly blocked by hundreds of huge stones, the river was separated into many smaller flows with faster flowing speed. With the length of over 1,000 meters flowing through the three huge stair stones, the waterfall looks so majestic with the sound like a tiger roars in the forest.
Dau Dang waterfall
Hua Ma cave
Hua Ma cave is about 6 km from Ba Be lake, trekking through a pristine forest in Ba Be national park and then climbing up 300 meters on the sloppy mountain road to get to the cave, it will definitely offer you the interesting experience on the way. You will be amazed at the various type of stalactites inside this cave.
Hua Ma cave
Ao Tien (Fairy pond)
It is only about 100 meters away from Ba Be lake, the pond is involved in the legend that this is where the fairies in the sky used to come to take a bath in the past. Visiting here, you will be surprised by the deep blue color of the water surface on the pond which is like the seawater color.
Where to stay in Ba Be lake
Nowadays, there are the homestay service appearing in many villages in the Ba Be lake area, and one of them is Pac Ngoi village where there are more than 10 the homestays for tourists with necessary facilities. Sleeping in the homestay is a very funny experience if you like the nature and want to have the pleasure moments there.
Otherwise, you can choose to stay at the Bac Kan city or Cho Ra town, you can catch a taxi to the lake area in the morning, return your hotel in the afternoon.
Specialties of Ba Be Lake are very fresh and delicious such as fish caught from the spring, shrimp fed in Ba Be lake, chicken breed on the hill, vegetable planted in the forests, suckling pig, sticky rice planted on the terrace field, bamboo sprout, etc which will bring you a good appetite.
It might be quite cold in the early morning and at night, so remember to take warm clothes to avoid the coldness and insects. Also, it would be better if you bring the snacks and water because there is not much food restaurants or grocery stores in the village.
If you are in Vietnam, let’s come to Vietnam package tours to have the wonderful moments in Ba Be lake. We hope that this post will bring to you the useful information about Ba Be lake as well as create the motivation for you to visit this beloved attraction. It will be our honor to be your partner on your Vietnam trip. Have a nice trip!