Tourists who has ever visited Thac Ba Lake (Yen Binh, Yen Bai) will surely be amazed at the beauty of a poetic and magnificent lake. Not only providing water for the national grid, Thac Ba Lake is also an ideal stop for spiritual tours.
Located in around 140km West of Hanoi, Thac Ba is the name of artificial lake started construction in 1962 and completed. In 1970, with the purpose of clogging the Chay river to create a lake serving the Thac Ba hydroelectric plant. It is one of the three largest artificial lakes in Vietnam, with an area of about 20,000 hectares with over 1,300 islands creating a majestic natural landscape.
Coming to Thac Ba Lake, visitors having Vietnam private tour can take a boat floating on the waves, mingle with nature and feel the cool air. After enjoying the coincidence with the immense mountain and island, visitors can visit Thuy Tien cave, Xuan Long cave, Cao Bien mountain, Chang Ro mountain, Thac Ong temple, Thac Ba temple ..., explore the wings primeval forest or upstream Chay river comes to Ngoc Luc Yen to visit the cave of São pagoda, Dai Dai temple, Khai Trung green plains ... imbued with unique cultural characteristics of the Tay and Dao ethnic groups ...
Thac Ba Lake is also a home to tons of seafood per year, so don't forget to try some delicacies made from fish and other seafood. The fresh fishes are caught every day right on the lake. Then, through the processing hands of indigenous people, fishes can be marinated with seasonal spices like cashew oil, honey, galangal ginger, lemongrass, chili, garlic and then grilled on charcoal.
The climate in Thac Ba is very cool and pleasant, in the middle of summer the temperature around the lake is always lower than 1-2°C compared to the general background with moisture from the water surface, even in the hot days. Depending on your free time, you can travel to Thac Ba Lake in combination with some tourist attractions in Yen Bai. Thac Ba Lake can be explored in the summer time, at this time, the North is quite hot but in the lake areas like Thac Ba or Thung Nai, the temperature is quite comfortable and cool due to the conditioning from the lake. You just need to avoid going in the rainy season, these times the amount of water flowing into the lake is very large, so sometimes the waterways will stop. If you like spiritual tourism, Thac Ba temple festival takes place on 8-9 January every year.
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