Ha Giang Valley
Hoang Su Phi - Sapa

THAC BA

Icon October 21, 2014
Icon By Ha Nguyen
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Thac Ba Lake is one of the largest and most beautiful artificial lakes of Vietnam. The lake was created as part of the hydroelectric plant project in Yen Bai in 1971. It boasts clear water surrounded by mountains and tropical forests.

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This artificial lake has an area of 23,400ha and 1,331 islands and hills with diverse ecological environments. The water in the lake is blue and clear, and imprinted with the reflections of the surrounding ancient forest.The thousands of hills and islands feature caves such as the Hum, Cau Cuoi and Bach Xa. The Thac Ba Temple always draws visitors.

There are 30 different ethnic groups living in surrounding regions of Thac Ba Lake. Among them, Tay, Nung, Thai, Muong, Cao Lan and Kho Mu ethnic people still proudly keep their primitive traditions and customs.

Take a boat trip to explore this poetic lake and soak in its relaxing atmosphere with green fields and nice peaks. Many ethnic groups settle in villages around Thac Ba Lake, including the White Dzao characterized by white cloth covering their pants.

There are plans in the works to develop Thac Ba Lake into an ecological tourist centre with entertainment, mountain climbing and hiking.

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