Ba Be

Ba Be National Park, established in 1992 as a reserve, offers a multitude of opportunities for observing nature and participating in sports such as trekking and kayaking. Located in Bac Kan Province, about 260 km from Hanoi, the park is home to a large fresh-water lake also named Ba Be, waterfalls, caves and rivers. This tropical rain forest area is home to over 550 plant species, and some 300 species of wildlife live in its forest. Ba Be lake means "Three Seas" in the local language as it comprises 3 large lakes like the sea, this is one of the 100 largest natural fresh water lake in the world, stretching about 8 kilometers in the north-south direction. The park is surrounded by towering mountains which are up to 1,554 meters high. Nearby, members of the Tay minority live in their stilt homes. On the Ba Be Lake, visitors will enjoy sitting on row-boats, watching untouched surroundings with exotic beauty hard to be found in daily city life.