Ba Be Lake- “Precious Jade of Vietnam”

Published:  20:02 Thursday - December 08, 2011

Lying in the middle of a vast limestone mountain range of Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province, 240km from the north-west of Hanoi.Ba Be Lake is dubbed a "precious jade of Vietnam” and one of 500 lakes recognised as worthy of attention.

Ba Be itself is actually three smaller lakes joined together including Pe Lam, Pe Lu and Pe Leng. The climate is cool with an average temperature of 22oC. The best time for visitors in Vietnam travel 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 Lake- Bac Kan Province

Ba Be Lake is the biggest one in the Northern of Viet Nam. It’s 8 kilometer long, 3 kilometer wide, 20m -30m deep and narrow in the middle. There are two small islands emerging in the middle of the lake. One of them looks like a horse, so it is called An Ma. The area has a lot to offer, including waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes, and caves all set amidst picturesque landscapes. Ba Be Lake is surrounded by many ancient trees, from which several varieties of precious wood are obtained. Up to 30 animal species such as wild pigs, bears, panthers, monkeys, and birds inhabit the area. 

Ba Be Lake, 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. Visitors joining tours in Vietnam will have an unforgettable stay in the mountains by the lakes, enjoying sightseeing boat trips, hikes, and water sports.

If you plan to visit the Northern provinces of Vietnam,  Ba Be lake should be added to your itinerary.

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