Ba Be national park

Being a famous ecotourism destination, Ba Be national park is truly an invaluable gift that nature blesses. With a diversity of caves, underground streams and magnificent landscape, Ba Be is bound to give tourists memorial experiences

Being 70 kilometers far from Bac Can city and 250 kilometers far away from Hanoi, Ba Be national park is 1,527 meters above sea level. It was recognized as ASEAN heritage park in 2004 with a diversified terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem with total area of 10,048 hectares

The park is habitat of 1,281 plants including many specious wood trees namely ironwood and bamboo. In addition, it has a variety of orchid flowers, many of which are highly appreciated by scientists in respect of value and beauty.

The fauna system in the park is also very diverse, with the total number of animals being 81 types of mammals, 27 types of reptiles, 17 types of amphibians, 106 types of fish, 322 types of birds, 533 types of insects and spiders. Many species are listed as endangered species in the Red Book.

Especially, Ba Be national park is well-known for a large number of scenic views and historical sites. Bellows are some of them:

Puong Cave: it is located on Nang river with the height of 30 metres and the length of 300 meters respectively. Additionally, it has many steep cliffs and colorful rocks. Tourists will have chance to climb to the peak of the cave to explore the stockade and the well under Mac dynasty.

An Ma island: it is a limestone island and 27-30 meters above the water level of the lake. It is considered an ideal place to view birds and landscape. Visitors can drop by historical temples here.

Dau Dang waterfall: it is 2 kilometers long and is formed from Nang river. It is a magnificent and primitive waterfall.

Beside the above-mentioned places, tourists are suggested to visit other attractive travelling spots in Ba Be such as : Tien pond, Hua Ma cave, Ba Cua cave, Tham Kit cave and so on.

Ba Be Lake – the largest lake in Vietnam

Situated in Cho Ray district, Bac Kan province, Ba Be is the largest lake in Vietnam. The road from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake is about 200 kilometers and passes through Thai Nguyen province, Bac Kan province

The lake is 9 km long, 1 km wide, located between thousand meters high mountains on all sides. Its Vietnamese name means 3 lakes, refering to 3 parts. The big lake divided into: Pe Lam Lake, Pu Lu Lake and Pu Leeng Lake. The lake surface receiving currents flow from  surrounding mountains, is quiet and large. On the lake, there are many mounds and islands.

Pe Lam Lake has mound An Ma

Pe Lu Lake has mound Giai Mai

Pe Leeng Lake has mountain Khan Cum

Ba Be is one of the few natural, large, beautiful and lying on mountain freshwater lakes in the world. It is 145 meters above the sea with depth of 30-40m. The lake is formed from karst mountains about 10,000 years ago, with the long geological history, complexity, component soil, rocks diverse and unique geological structure.

Come to Ba Be, visitors will have the opportunity to experience wooden boats which gives you the feeling like flying over water. Around the lake there are many birds and animals such as monkeys, apes, storks, herons.

Visiting the lake by boat, tourists can visit Luon cave, Puong cave , and contemplate Dau Dang waterfall where the water falls from the top down into three steps, 7-8 meters high each step. It’s really spectacular natural scenery that makes human feel so small standing in front of it.

If you walk around the lake, the road lies between two cliffs over 700 meters high, to the village of Dao then continue to climb, from a high point you can contemplate the spectacular panoramic view of the lake.

Ba Be lake is a central point of an extensive National Park. This set is surrounding by limestone mountains, covered with tropical forest of high biodiversity with 400 plant species and about 300 species of animals. Ba Be is a popular tourist destination, “Blue Jewel” in the middle of the jungle where many people want to make a tour to.