Located in Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province, about 250 kilometres to the North of Hanoi, Ba Be National Park is an ideal ecotourism with amazing scenery and biodiversity that is suitable for group tours to Vietnam. Ba Be National Park was recognized as the ASEAN’s natural heritage in 2004.
Ba Be ecotourism area is a great combination of mountain, forest and river, so the weather here is cool all year-round. Therefore, you can visit here in any seasons of the year.
The best time to come here is in summer. You only need three days to visit all destinations in Ba Be National Park.
The most convenient transport to travel from Hanoi is by the coach. You can take the coach in My Dinh station. The ticket cost ranges from 120 thousand dongs to 150 thousand dongs.
If you travel by your private car, you move to the route 3 through Thai Nguyen province.
When you get there, you can rent a boat to go around the lake. If you travel with a group of people, you should rent a big boat. Or you should rent a dugout canoe if there are few people.
You can explore Ba Be Lake from Na Hang, Tuyen Quang by boat.
There are not many hotels and homestays in Bac Kan, so you should book a room in advance. You can book online on websites such as agoda.com or booking.com. These websites usually offer the discount, so you can save money for your trip.
Ba Be Lake View Homestay (Pac Ngoi village, Ba Be)
Built on pillars, Ba Be Lake View Homestay has a great view of Ba Be lake. The homestay offers restaurant and free Wi-fi. Each chalet has a fan, bet nets and bathroom.
Mr Linh’s Homestay (Coc Toc, Nam Mau commune, Ba Be).
Bac Kan Hotel (8B, Duc Xuan, Bac Kan)
Located in the heart of Bac Kan City, Bac Kan Hotel is one of the best hotels in this area. This hotel offers 86 rooms with the best services including water heater, air-conditioner and TV, spa.
Huong Son Hotel ( Cau River, Bac Kan)
The hotel offers 40 rooms. Each room has the bathroom with water heater, TV, free Wifi & Internet and laundry service. The restaurant serves the fresh seafood in the cosy atmosphere.
Ba Be Lake
Situated in Ba Be National Park, Ba Be Lake is one of the 20 largest natural freshwater lakes in the world.
Ba Be Lake means three pools. From above, Ba Be Lake is nestled among the rocky mountains, the pristine beauty of the lake by rich and diverse forest resources. Ba Be Lake is beautiful in the peaceful scene, the vast green of the forest ecosystem and in the very special cultural characteristics of the ethnic people here. Ba Be Lake with its steep limestone cliffs is associated with the fairy tale of Ba Goa Island (Pia Gai Mai), describing the events of nature to create Ba Be Lake. Hua Ma Cave is also called the hang cave with countless special stalactites looking like flowers. Hua Ma cave is also associated with folk tales of heroes.
To visit around Ba Be Lake, you should rent a boat. The price ranges from 250 thousand dongs to 300 thousand dongs.
It’s a unique attraction. The cave is home to 23 species of bat. The most popular one is the brown horse bat who eat fruits with over dozen thousand bats. In the cave, there are also historical evidences of the ancient people and Mac Dynasty.
It is a majestic waterfall adjacent to Tuyen Quang province, where the Nang River is blocked by small rocks stacked on top of each other. The waterfall in the middle of a wild mountain range creates an unforgettable scenery.
Hua Ma Cave is 350 metres above sea level, in the middle of the mountain. Hua Ma is a large cave with attractive beauty, bringing in the mysterious past of Ba Be.
The name "Fairy Pond" is associated with the story of a hunter who was fascinated by the beauty of the fairies bathing in the pond. Fairy Pond is situated at the corner of the third lake of Ba Be Lake, a small lake lying between the valley of primitive forests. This is a unique feature of Fairy Pond, where it is home to many aquatic plants and animals, as well as other features of the Ba Be National Park.
With the geological and landscape characteristics as well as the stunning views, Ba Be National Park is truly a wonder, a special natural heritage in the system of beautiful landscapes. If you get the opportunity to have a Vietnam group travel, don’t miss this wonderful destination.