5 Most Famous Lagoons in Vietnam
O Loan, Van Long, Long, Tam Giang, and Nha Phu are lagoons familiar with those who love traveling in Vietnam. A lagoon is a small freshwater lake near a larger lake or a river.
Long Lagoon is gradually familiar with Hanoi tourists every weekend. Located in 70 kilometers of the city center to the west, this place has a legend. According to the legend, on summer days, a couple of dragons often flew from the sky to take a bath and then created rain. Recently, this lagoon has been renovated to become an eco- tourism zone. Coming here, you really want to be immersed in nature, forget all fatigue, and just enjoy the quiet, fresh and airy space brought by the jungle. Besides, you not only admire rare animals as deer, monkeys, civets, squirrels, and porcupines but also smell lotus flowers when you arrive at this place in summer. You can walk or rent bicycles or electric cars to explore. On the journey back to nature, do not forget to bring a camera to capture memorable moments.
Far from Hanoi about 80km, Van Long Lagoon is in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province. Like Long Lagoon (Ba Vi), Van Long Lagoon is an interesting destination for a weekend trip. Situated in a valley covered by limestone mountains and many unexplored caves, this place is becoming an attractive eco-tourism spot for local and foreign tourists.
Van Long Lagoon
Besides, Van Long Lagoon is also the biggest wetland nature reserve in Red River Delta with thousands of animals, plants, and aquatics including many rare species such as Asian black bears, antelopes, civets, clouded leopards, red-faced macaques, and leopards. Coming here, you will have an opportunity to sit on a boat and admire charming, quiet and wild scenery. In addition, Van Long is also home to many scenic and cultural relics. Surely it brings you new and interesting emotions.
Phu Yen is famous for unique Da Dia waterfall. But a few people know that not far from the waterfall there is a beautiful place which is O Loan lagoon. This is a brackish water lagoon bringing a magical beauty in Chi Thanh town, Tuy An district. O Loan lagoon looks like a giant bird flying at dawn but like a bird flying to find a peaceful on the surface of the lake at nightfall. Besides, it has a lot of seafood such as oysters, blood cockles, shrimps, squids, jellyfish, seaweed, scallops, and crabs. Coming here visitors enjoy beautiful scenes and seafood, and can feel all beauties of poetic Phu Yen.
Located between Nha Trang va Van Phong bays and far from Nha Trang city centre about 15 km to the north, Nha Phu lagoon emerges as an attractive destination with the convergence of natural beauties of mountains, forests, streams, waterfalls and sea. Coming to Nha Phu, you will have a perfect opportunity to admire three islands Hon Thi, Hon Heo and Hon Lao. All look like peaceful oases located in the heart of the ocean. There will be nothing more wonderful when every morning you can play with clear sea water, visit mountains in the afternoon, wait for the sunset with friends, camp along streams, dance and sing in the flicker of flames. Nha Phu is too much attractive and visitors still come back one day.
Tam Giang Lagoon (Photo: Tran Liet Hung on Flickr)
Contrary to the quiet sad beauty of romantic Hue, Tam Giang lagoon located in 15 km from the city brings its pristine beauty. Anyone coming here must be amazed because this lagoon is the best place to welcome dawn and sunset. As the largest brackish water lagoon in Southeast Asia, Tam Giang Lagoon is a confluence of three major rivers consisting of Huong River, Bo River and O Lau River before these rivers run into the sea. Therefore, many storks, herons, and wild geese appear in this place making a very poetic picture. Visitors can go downstream on a small boat and be immersed in the nature to feel wonderful things.