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Nam Phuong Lake

If you are a nature lover, like to explore and want to admire the wild and peaceful beauty. Especially want to see the picturesque scenery of mountains, forests and rivers. Nam Phuong Lake is the ideal destination for you. Let’s explore this beautiful lake with Origin Vietnam.

IMG Nam Phuong Lake

1. Where is Nam Phuong Lake?

Nam Phuong Lake is located on the famous Di Linh plateau. About 2 km west of Bao Loc city center, about 115 km southwest of Da Lat city and about 200 km northeast of Ho Chi Minh city. .

2. How is Nam Phuong Lake unique?

Nam Phuong Lake is a large freshwater lake located in Bao Loc city, Lam Dong province, in the basin of Darian and Dakbla streams. The lake was named after Queen Nam Phuong, wife of King Bao Dai.

Unlike Xuan Huong Lake or Tuyen Lam Lake in Da Lat, the scenery at Nam Phuong Lake has a more rustic and mysterious beauty. As the lake is surrounded by vast forests, the scenery can also change with the seasons, very magically.

Nam Phuong Lake not only plays a role in providing domestic water for residents in the area but is also one of the natural landscapes that attracts many tourists to Bao Loc city. With a diverse ecosystem, fresh air, and extremely poetic surrounding mountains and hills.

With a large area, up to 100 hectares, the lake is divided in half into Nam Phuong 1 lake and Nam Phuong 2 lake by a dam about 150m long. Around Nam Phuong Lake, resorts, sightseeing areas, and entertainment services are built.

IMG Nam Phuong Lake 1

3. When is the best time to visit Nam Phuong Lake?

Bao Loc city is located at an altitude of about 1000 m above sea level, so the weather here is always mild and cool, creating an extremely pleasant feeling. You can go to Nam Phuong Lake any time of the year. However, you should check the weather forecast before moving to Nam Phuong Lake to choose the appropriate time to visit the lake.

  • From April to the end of November will be the rainy season in Bao Loc, so the terrain here is very susceptible to landslides and flash floods. Therefore, if you want to come here, you should equip yourself with waterproof items.
  • From March to June, Nam Phuong Bao Loc Lake brings the shimmering beauty of pink trumpet flowers. If you look at this lake from afar, you will feel like you are looking at Dalat cherry blossom gardens.
  • When coming to Nam Phuong Bao Loc Lake in February, you will see bright yellow flowers with extremely attractive colors.
  • From October to November, Bao Loc is dyed with bright yellow wild sunflowers.

4. How to get to Nam Phuong Lake?

About 2 km north of Bao Loc center and about 90 km from Lien Khuong airport. You can travel to Nam Phuong Lake by many different means. Such as planes, buses, motorbikes…

4.1 By plane

To save time traveling by plane is the most convenient option. From Lien Khuong airport, take a taxi or motorbike to Nam Phuong Lake

4.2 By bus

If choosing a passenger car, prioritize reputable and reliable bus companies such as Phuong Trang, Thanh Buoi, or Kim Hoan… When you arrive at Bao Loc bus station, you can use the taxi service or rent a motorbike to continue your journey along Lac Long Quan – Ly Thuong Kiet street to Nam Phuong Lake.

4.3 By motorbike

If you are passionate about exploration, traveling by motorbike is a great choice. However, you need to have a steady steering wheel and be familiar with the roads because most of them are very dangerous mountain passes. You can refer to the following route for more convenient travel:

You go along Highway 1 to Dau Giay Junction, then turn left to Highway 20. From here, you continue to go to Dinh Quan, Dong Nai, then to Bao Loc Pass and to Nam Phuong Lake.

5. Exploring the poetic beauty of Nam Phuong Lake

Nam Phuong Lake has its own beauty in each season of the year. Exploring the beauty of Nam Phuong Lake is an exciting experience.

IMG Nam Phuong Lake 2

5.1 Beauty differs with each season

During the rainy season, the water in the lake is full and a bright blue color. You will be able to see the clear water, surrounded by the green of the nearby forest, creating a mysterious and poetic picture.

In particular, during the dry season, the water in the lake will gradually recede, revealing the red-brown soil typical of the Central Highlands. On the shore of the lake, looking into the distance, there are rolling green mountains and luxuriant clusters of wild trees, creating a majestic natural picture.

5.2 Sunrise on Nam Phuong Lake – a shimmering watercolor painting

In the early morning, the calm lake surface reflects the blue sky like a clear mirror, looming in the mist. When the morning dawn begins to shine behind the big mountains, the first light of the day reflects on the lake surface, creating streaks of light like wonderful water paintings.

With fresh and airy air, you will fully experience the exquisite beauty of Nam Phuong Lake. This is a great time to check in and save beautiful moments.

5.3 Poetic and romantic sunset scene

Dusk falls, the sun gradually disappears from the mountains, and the lake surface changes into the burnt orange color of the late afternoon. At this time, the scenery seems gentle, the lake surface is more shy like the name of the last queen of Vietnam – Nam Phuong. Her beauty is beautiful but somewhat sad like her own life. In the late afternoon, the lake turns into a romantic and attractive picture.

Sit by the lakeside to enjoy the mysterious atmosphere of sunset. The sound of the gentle wind and the chirping of insects in the dark create a peaceful and reassuring space. Sunset usually starts at 5pm and ends at 6:30pm, which is the ideal time for you to visit.

6. Unique activities and experiences at Nam Phuong Lake

6.1 Wonderful camping experience next to the romantic lake

For those who like to explore nature, camping at Nam Phuong Lake is an experience not to be missed when visiting this peaceful and poetic land. When you camp overnight at Nam Phuong Lake, you will witness the magical changes of the lake every moment. At night, activities such as stargazing, gathering around the campfire, grilling meat, or chatting with friends will create memorable memories.

6.2 Admiring the hill of bright pink trumpet flowers

Around the end of March and early April every year, the southeast side of Nam Phuong Lake becomes more sparkling than ever when covered with a pure pink coat of blooming pink trumpet flowers. The beauty of pink trumpet flowers, interspersed with the diverse vegetation of Nam Phuong Lake, creates an attractive colorful picture.

Pink trumpet flowers have a gentle pink color, not as dark as cherry blossoms in Da Lat, and when blooming, create an extremely beautiful scene. This flower is typical of Bao Loc land, usually present in late March – early April.

Besides pink trumpet flowers, visitors also have the opportunity to see many other types of flowers at Nam Phuong Lake such as yellow poinciana flowers in February or brilliant wild sunflower fields in October – November. Coming here, you will not only admire the beauty of nature, but also a great virtual living spot for tourists.

6.3 Boating at Nam Phuong Lake

You can immerse yourself in nature, enjoy fun and meaningful moments with family and friends by participating in boating at the lake. You can admire beautiful nature and exercise at the same time. This is a wonderful experience that should not be missed when coming to this place.

7. Specialties when traveling to Nam Phuong Lake

When you come to Bao Loc, don’t miss these dishes

7.1 Dry Pho

Bao Loc dry pho has a very special flavor with pho noodles soaked in spices, salty and fatty with soy sauce mixed according to a separate recipe. Especially, there are many types of mixed beef that you can choose according to your preferences such as rare, tendon, studded,… With the cold weather in Bao Loc, there is nothing better than eating a bowl of dry pho. You definitely have to try this dish when you visit Bao Loc.

7.2 Salt and chili toast

Salt and chili toast is a familiar dish for young people. This dish is available everywhere, but the most delicious is salt and chili toast in Bao Loc. The bread is spread with a layer of honey and grilled over charcoal, then spread with a thick layer of chili salt and grilled a little more to make it crispy and fragrant. This is a suitable dish to eat in Bao Loc’s cold weather.

7.3 Beef noodle soup

The flavor of Bao Loc beef noodle soup is prepared to suit the culinary style of the foggy city, with rich, spicy broth and sour noodles that are not chewy. In particular, the beef here is highland beef so it is firm and sweet. The hand-made sausage is very delicious and unique.

7.4 Grilled spring rolls

Grilled spring rolls attract many tourists because the grilled spring rolls here have their own unique flavor, are delicious and are grilled just right, and have a lot of meat so they are very sweet and nutritious. Besides, served with spring rolls is a dipping sauce prepared with a unique recipe. There are also many types of green vegetables, pickles, etc. so that diners will not get bored.

7.5 Bun rieu (Vermicelli noodles)

Bao Loc vermicelli noodles attract customers because the broth is stewed from the bones so it is quite delicious. The vermicelli bowl is filled with sprouts, crab paste, tofu, blood and even pork trotters stewed until just cooked, chewy and delicious. When eaten combined with raw vegetables, it makes the vermicelli dish more attractive.

8. Accommodation when traveling to Nam Phuong Lake

Below are some hotels and homestays for your reference:

  • Tea Resort & Spa Bao Loc. Address: 27 Cao Thang, Loc Nga, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
  • Sandals Vista Hotel. Address: 148/22 Le Hong Phong, Phuong 1, Thanh Pho Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
  • The Eco Tropicana Garden. Address: Hamlet 4, B’La Commune, Bao Lam District, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong.
  • Sandals Hotel. Address: 567 Tran Phu, Ward 1, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
  • Sunflower Hotel & Resort. Address: May 21, B’Lao, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
  • Huong Tra Hotel. Address: 70 Pham Ngoc Thach, Loc Phat, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
  • Hoang Dinh Bungalow. Address: 400 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong.
  • Bungalow B’lao Corner. Address: Loc Chau Ward, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong.
  • Pineapple Homestay. Address: 21 Le Phung Hieu, Loc Chau, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
  • Father House. Address: 19 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Ward 2, Bao Loc, Lam Dong.
  • Olive Cottage Bao Loc. Address: 156/3 Tran Te Xuong, Dambri, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Sen Villa Boutique. Address: 123/143 Mac Dinh Chi, Ward 2, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong.

9. Some other places to visit near Nam Phuong Lake

Nam Phuong Lake is located quite close to Bao Loc city center and other famous tourist attractions. At the end of your journey to explore Nam Phuong Lake, you can combine to visit some of the following places:

9.1 Bao Loc Holy Mother Church

This is a spiritual and cultural site worth a visit. The church was built in a very beautiful French architectural style. Outside the church is a green campus with ancient trees and colorful flower gardens.

9.2 Tra Pagoda

Tra Pagoda is a place near Nam Phuong Lake, located on a hill about 800m high. The natural scenery around the pagoda is very beautiful, covered with cool green tea hills. You can come here to offer incense or find some peace after stressful working hours.

9.3 Hoa Rung – Entertainment and culinary area

Includes many different areas such as camping, fishing, dining, fruit and flower gardens. This location helps visitors have many interesting and memorable travel experiences such as exploring farmer life, enjoying delicious food, visiting many rare and beautiful plants and flowers,…

Hopefully, through the useful information that Origin Vietnam has compiled, it will help you have a wonderful trip to this location. Don’t hesitate any longer, quickly make a schedule to explore Da Lat and stop to enjoy the natural wonders of Nam Phuong Lake in Bao Loc.

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