27 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Vietnam that you should visit - With photos & details

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27 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Vietnam

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Ao Bà OmAo Bà Om, khóm 3, Lương Hòa, Tp. Trà Vinh, Trà Vinh, Vietnam

Ba Om Pond is a unique and famous landscape in Tra Vinh Province. The pond is rectangular, 300 m wide, 500 m long. The surface of the pond is clear and blue, covered by lotus flowers and water lilies. A hundred-year-old ancient oily tree whose roots rise from the ground creates strange shapes that attract tourists here.

Ba Be LakeBa Be Lake, Nam Mẫu, Ba Bể District, Bắc Kạn Province, Vietnam

Ba Bể Lake is the largest natural lake in Vietnam. It is located in Nam Mẫu commune, Ba Bể district, Bắc Kạn Province in the Northeast region of the country. Ba Bể Lake is a featured geographical science and is a biodiversity reservoir. It is a part of the Ba Bể National Park.  It is home to a range of animals and plants.

Bắc Giang RiverBắc Giang River, Na Rì District, Bắc Kạn Province, Vietnam

The Bắc Giang is a left tributary of the Kỳ Cùng River. It is 114 km long with a catchment area of 2670 km² and flows through Lạng Sơn Province and Bắc Kạn Province in northeastern Vietnam. The river originates in Bắc Sơn District in Lạng Sơn Province and flows in a northwesterly direction. It is one of the major water resources in this area and is also a tourist attraction.

Bau Tro LakeBau Tro Lake, Hải Thành, Đồng Hới, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

Bau Tro - A freshwater lake adjacent to Nhat Le beach. Bau Tro is the name of a freshwater lake located in the middle of coastal sand dunes, in the northeast of Dong Hoi town. Its bank is also an archeological site where the primitive people have resided around the lake in ancient times.

Bung Binh ThienBung Binh Thien, An Phú District, An Giang Province, Vietnam

This is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Located in An Phu District, province of An Giang, The lake covers about 200-300 hectares in width and four meters in depth in the dry season. It is now one of the beautiful attraction in this area and also a main water resource.

Dai Lai lakeDai Lai lake, Ngọc Thanh, Phúc Yên, Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam

Dai Lai Lake is a large artificial lake located in Vinh Phuc Province of Vietnam. Tourists can enjoy boating, fishing, and majestic scenery of Tam Dao mountain range in the distance.

Hang Sơn ĐoòngXuân Trạch, Bố Trạch District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

It is the largest known cave passage in the world by volume. The scale of this site’s interior is so massive it could fit an entire New York block inside, including skyscrapers, or have a Boeing 747 comfortably fly through without its wings being in any danger.

Hanoi Botanical Garden3 Hoàng Hoa Thám, Ngọc Hồ, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam

This is not a Botanical Garden but a lush green park in the city center. The park was established in 1890 by the French and originally stretched over 33 hectares, but has since been squeezed to a mere 10 to make room for development.

Hồ Đồng TháiHồ Đồng Thái, Yên Mô, Ninh Bình, Vietnam

A mountain freshwater lake located in Yen Dong and Yen Thai communes, Yen Mo District, Ninh Binh province. The lake and the surrounding is so beautiful and it makes this place tourist-friendly.

Hồ Tây Đăk MilHồ Tây Đăk Mil, Đắk Mil, Đăk Nông, Vietnam

A semi-artificial lake in Ho district formed in 1940 by French colonialists to serve the coffee planting project in Vietnam. The lake is located in Dak Mil district, Dak Nong province. West Lake has a circumference of more than 10 km, an open surface area of ​​about 108 ha with the deepest point of 15 - 17 m.

Hoàn Kiếm LakeHoàn Kiếm Lake, Hang Trong, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake means "Lake of the Returned Sword". According to the legend, after defeating the Ming China in early 1428, Emperor Lê Lợi was boating on the lake when a Golden Turtle God surfaced and asked for his magic sword. Lợi concluded that the turtle god had come to reclaim the sword that its master, a local God, the Dragon King had given to Lợi. The Emperor later gave the sword back to the turtle after he finished fighting off the Chinese.

Khu Du Lịch Hồ Ông ThoạiĐường Nguyễn Văn Trỗi, TT. Núi Sập, Thoại Sơn, An Giang, Vietnam

Mr. Thoai Ho , aka Ho Thoai Son , is the largest artificial lake southwest, Vietnam , formed by quarrying long process . The lake is located in Nui Sap town , Thoai Son district , An Giang province , about 23  km from the center of Long Xuyen city . The name of the lake is set to commemorate the merits of reclaiming An Giang land and diging Thoai Ha canal of Thoai Ngoc Hau .

Lap An LagoonNguyễn Văn, TT. Lăng Cô, Phú Lộc, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Lập An lagoon (also known as An Cư Lagoon) is an 800-hectare brackish water lagoon in Hue and a part of Lăng Cô Bay. It is more beautiful and shiny in evening times, especially at sunset.

Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Ducthôn Thượng Ba, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Tu Duc Tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc who reigned from 1848 until his death in 1883. The tomb site and its buildings are relatively well-preserved despite the ravages of war and time.

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park HeadquarterPhong NHA, Bố Trạch District, Quang Binh Province 511860, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quảng Bình Province of Vietnam. The park was created to protect one of the world's two largest karst regions with 300 caves and grottoes and also protects the ecosystem of limestone forest of the Annamite Range region in North Central Coast of Vietnam.

Phong Nha CavePhong NHA, Bố Trạch District, Quang Binh Province 511860, Vietnam

Phong Nha Cave is a cave in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. It is 7,729 meters long and contains 14 grottoes, as well as a 13,969-metre underground river. Its cave system features underground passageways and river caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The stalagmites that used to stand at the cave’s entrance apparently inspired its name: Phong Nha means ‘Wind and Teeth’.

Son RiverSon River, Bố Trạch District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

Son River is 35km long flowing in the territory of Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province. The river is also famous for its role as the entrance to Phong Nha Cave.

Sông Hoàng LongSông Hoàng Long, Ninh Bình, Vietnam

Hoang Long River is a large river and one of four national waterways in Ninh Binh province. The river is calculated from the confluence between the Boi river and Lang river at Kenh Ga to Gian Khau bridge. The section called Hoang Long River is about 25 km long, located in the flood diversion area of the Nho Quan basin. The Hoang Long River basin covers the northern half of Ninh Binh, including Nho Quan, Gia Vien, and Hoa Lu, and Ninh Binh City.

Sông LaSông La, Đức Thọ, Hà Tĩnh, Vietnam

The La River is a tributary of the Lam River, 12.5 km long flows through Duc Tho district, Ha Tinh province.  La River is the confluence of two Ngan Pho River and Ngan Sau River at Tam Soa wharf. In turn, it merges with the Ca River to form the Lam River between Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces.