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Ba be lakes, National Park Vietnam information

Fast Facts:

Ba Be lake is the largest lake in Vietnam

Length: 3 km

Area: 6.5 km2

Location: about 250 km from Hanoi


Ba Be Lake, geographic features, primary forests, caving, waterfalls, cycling, boat trips.


Ba Be itself is actually three smaller lakes joined together – Pe Lam, Pe Lu and Pe Leng. The climate is cool with an average temperature of 22°C. The best time to visit the area is during the dry season, which is during winter and spring.

Ba Be Lakes lie in the middle of a vast limestone mountain range of Ba Be District, in Bac Kan Province, 250 km north-west of Ha Noi. Ba Be has been dubbed a "precious jade of Vietnam" and one of 500 lakes recognised as worthy of attention. Ba Be Lakes area has a lot to offer, including waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes, and caves all set amidst picturesque landscapes. The area was established as a national preserved forest and tourist center in 1978.

Ba Be Lakes are 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.

Visitors are treated with a stay in the mountains by the lakes, and enjoy sightseeing boat-trips, hikes, and water sports. From Ba Be, tourists often visit other neighboring scenic attractions such as Dau Dang Fall, Puong Cave, and Tien Pond.

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