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Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

By Huynh Phuong, Le Cao Hai   May 17, 2022 | 07:02 pm PT
The Na Hang Lake is often described as a miniature version of Ha Long Bay but photographer Le Cao Hai shows its beauty can stand on its own without comparison.
Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

The lake lies at the confluence of the Gam and Nang rivers in the northern Tuyen Quang Province and spreads over 80 square kilometers.

Hai made a trip to Tuyen Quang in April and captured the stunningly pristine beauty of the lake, enabled by the fact that it remains off the beaten track on tourism maps.

Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

Located at an altitude of over 1,000 m above sea level, Na Hang is always shrouded with fog early morning, especially in the winter, from November to January.

Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

Local legend has it that Na Hang marks the place where a gigantic phoenix landed, leaving behind a footmark comprising 99 mountains.

Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

Sunrays add shine to greenery on a hill that rises out of turquoise waters on which a man rows his boat.

Hai said visitors can rent a boat to travel around the lake and reach limestone mountains like Pac Ta and the famous Coc Vai Pha.

Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

Sunrays add shine to greenery on a hill that rises out of turquoise waters on which a man rows his boat.

Hai said visitors can rent a boat to travel around the lake and reach limestone mountains like Pac Ta and the famous Coc Vai Pha.

Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

An aerial view explains the repeated comparison of Na Hang Lake with Ha Long Bay.

The most ideal time to visit Na Hang is from May to September, when the weather is cool and calm.

Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

On small green islets, people build houses and make rafts to catch fish and shrimp.

Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

A boatman carries a tourist to visit Na Hang Lake at sunset.

Natural splendor gets intense at Na Hang lake

There are no accommodation and tourism services around the lake.

Visitors can stay at ethnic stilt-house homestays in Nam Dip Village in Lam Binh District. They can try some unique ethnic dishes made from mountainous pigs or Na Hang Lake fish and enjoy music performances.

 
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