Phu Ninh Lake


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Phu Ninh Lake

Quang Nam isnot famous for the ancient values of Hoian town, it offers you many destinations to visit and enjoy its beauties. Phu Ninh Lake in Quang Nam is one of these famous scenery which brings you to discover the ecotorism beauties surrounding Hoian. It is a great chance to enjoy the green space of the large lake as well as the green forest.


How Phu Ninh Lake is Unique?

Located to the west, 7 km from Tam Ky city. It’s only 70 km from Da Nang city and about 15 km from Chu Lai airport. Phu Ninh lake area is a diverse eco-region. With a total area of ​​over 23,000ha and more than 30 large and small islands and the peninsula. Phu Ninh has a wild beauty and cool climate all year round. Around the lake, the island is a system of protection forests with a total area of ​​23,409ha with many types of primitive, natural regeneration, multi-layer vegetation.

It is considered one of the attractions in Quang Nam and can help the province has the diversity in tourism products. It attracts tourists by its own beauties which not every place has it.

Phu Ninh Irrigation work formed Phu Ninh Lake – one of the largest artificial water reservoirs in Vietnam. The lake is blocked by a main dam system with the height 35m and the length 350m. The first impression of Phu Ninh lake is the large of mountain and lake which make a harmony picture. Thanks for the covering the spectacular forest, the lake brings the peaceful time to enjoy it.


This is also the home of the rich fauna including 80 species of birds, 34 species of mammals, 26 species of reptiles and many rare and precious animals. Such as Red-faced Monkey, Red Wolf, Horse Bear, White Headed, etc are included in the Red Book preserved. There are many species of fish on the lake such as bream, drift fish, grass carp, snakehead, etc providing 70-80 tons of fish each year.

Inaugurated in 1987 after 10 years of construction, Phu Ninh Lake was the largest irrigation project in the Central and the second largest in the country after Dau Tieng lake in Tay Ninh. Phu Ninh hydropower station with a capacity of 2000kw provides 3 million kwh annually to ensure consumer electricity output. The construction of Phu Ninh Lake has brought a lot of benefits to the people here and the surrounding areas. Phu Ninh reservoir is a fresh water source for drinking and living for all residents of Tam Ky and Phu Ninh. Especially, the project has been able to regulate big floods every year to flood the delta.


Especially, If you are lucky enough you can see some rare animals by your eyes which has in Red Book. And you are always safe when having the protect system for tourists.

There are 30 small and big islands and islets which are hills in previous time. After building the lake, these hill and mountains hidden under the water and now you can see as the small islands and islets. They are as the pearls with the special names of Monkey Island, Turtle Island or Su Island, etc are all impressive destinations of the trip.

When you are feeling tired with the busy life and work, Phu Ninh Lake is the perfect place for weekend relaxing. It makes you the tranquil atmosphere for leisuring yourself in the nature.

Those who like the feeling of living in peaceful nature can rest in beautiful tents. Also listen to the melody of the mountains, birds singing, fish beats in harmony with the insects talking in the night.

How to travel to Phu Ninh Lake ?

Phu Ninh Lake belongs to Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province. It is about 7km to the west of Tam Ky Town. You must travel through a road with steep slopes with one side is mountain and the rest is Acacia auriculiformis trees. At the end of the pass is a large lake plus the blue sky of the forest with a green of trees in the horizon.

What to play in Phu Ninh Lake?

Travel to Phu Ninh Lake you can have many things to enjoy. There are many activities for you to join. You can take a boat to visit the large lake and call on small islands and islets, hot spring, ect to get more enjoyment.

You also can have an overnight with the small tent for camping beside the lake. Just imagine you lie on the tent, listen to the sound of the birds, and enjoy the fresh air. How wonderful it is!

You can go fishing and then enjoy and taste the foods as your result in your picnic.

It is great for travelling with family, friends and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea to get the moment as forever.

Yes, Phu Ninh Lake is the valuable gift which nature bless for Quang Nam. Once visiting Hoi An, you can make plan a time to visit this beautiful lake and get the leisure time.

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