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Noong Lake

Dubbed the “fairyland” of the highlands of Ha Giang, Noong Lake appears with its poetic wild beauty amid dense primeval forests and time-stained limestone mountains. Let’s explore this beautiful lake with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Noong Lake?

Noong Lake is a naturally formed freshwater lake, located on the Tay Con Linh mountain range, in Phu Linh commune, Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province, Vietnam. About 18 km south of Ha Giang city and about 280 km northwest of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Noong Lake unique?

The lake has an area of more than 20 hectares in the dry season and 80 hectares in the rainy season. Surrounding the lake is a majestic landscape with primeval forests and limestone mountains covering an area of more than 700 hectares. The lake is currently divided into two areas: Noong I Lake and Noong II Lake. The water source of this lake flows from underground water inside the stone caves. In addition, there are 3 underground water caves flowing from Lo River.

Therefore, if you come to Noong Lake during the rainy season, you will see schools of fish swimming freely from the river into the lake, creating an extremely diverse underwater ecosystem. This is also a unique feature that contributes to beautifying the magically beautiful space here.

Another special feature of Noong Lake is that thanks to its formation from underground water, the lake will never run out of water. Therefore, in the middle of the lake, lush green trees grow, turning this place into a destination with a beautiful natural landscape like a watercolor painting. At Origin travel we offer unique tours in Ha Giang, that you can get a great experiences with best price.

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3. When is the best time to visit Ho Noong?

Noong Lake is one of the great stopping places for tourists coming to Ha Giang. Visitors will be immersed in the wonderful natural atmosphere. Traveling to Noong Lake in any season, at any time, you can discover all the beauty of this place.

Around May – June, when traveling to Noong Lake, you can see images of clear blue water, an unusually calm lake surface, along with an extremely fresh and cool atmosphere. When you stop at this place, you seem to have been able to dispel all the sweltering heat of the summer days and feel the coolness from the lake surface.

If you come to the lake in the days of August – September, you will witness a different beauty with the image of terraced fields in the area around the lake. You will feel the cool scent of rice wafting in the fresh air here.

4. How to get to Ho Noong?

To get to the Noong Lake area, visitors must go to Ha Giang first. You can choose many different types of vehicles to get to Ha Giang such as: passenger car, self-driving car or motorbike.

From the Hanoi area, you can choose to catch a bus to get to Ha Giang city. You can easily catch buses at the My Dinh bus station area to move to Ha Giang. After stopping at the Ha Giang city area, tourists continue to travel along National Highway 2 and this is also the fastest route for you to travel. The travel distance is about 20 km and it only takes about 45 minutes for you to reach this location.

However, along the way there will also be many bends as well as other routes with major slopes. Therefore, when traveling, you should also pay attention to your means of transportation, be fully equipped with protective gear as well as make sure you have a good driver and strictly obey traffic laws to ensure the safety of your journey. me.

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5. Activities and Experiences in Noong Lake

5.1 Exploring the original beauty of Noong Lake

Noong Lake is considered by the people here as the “eye of the forest”. The lake surface is always calm and sparkling, reflecting moonlight or sunlight. Travelling to Noong Lake, visitors feel like they are lost in another world, discovering the wonderful beauty of nature.

In particular, you will have the opportunity to experience sitting on a dugout boat down the lake to enjoy all the beauty of Noong Lake. If you look far away, you will see villages with bold colors of the Northeast region of Vietnam with stilt houses of ethnic people, bringing a feeling of extreme peace.

5.2 Experiencing the lives of ethnic people

Noong Lake is where visitors can discover the beauty of ethnic people such as Tay, H’Mong, Dao,… There are about 6 ethnic groups living together, which has created diversity. about culture for this area.

When boating on the river, visitors can admire the beauty of the stilt houses of the Tay people, which are extremely unique and cozy. Furthermore, you will admire the sight of ethnic people here growing vegetables and raising fish to better understand the lives of the simple and honest people here.

Coming to Noong Lake, you will see images of people rowing boats on the lake surface. They come here to catch fish and shrimp rackets. In the distance are the silhouettes of people hunched over the vast terraced fields, their foreheads covered with sweat, their backs hunched over from hardship but still always smiling brightly. Amidst the fresh and peaceful space, the beauty of the workers becomes more brilliant than ever.

6. Specialty dishes when traveling to Noong Lake

In a poetic place like Noong Lake, there is not only a beautiful space but also many delicious dishes that diners will remember forever after eating once. The most special is the cuisine with rustic, simple dishes that are rich in the identity of this mountainous region with dishes such as chicken, duck, goat, special fish such as bitter fish, wild game meat. , home-grown fruits and vegetables, etc. prepared by native people have a very unique flavor that is hard to find anywhere else.

Bitter fish is known as the most popular fish in this region, prepared by people in many different ways such as steaming, grilling, making sour soup, etc. Visit any restaurant here and you will Enjoy these flavors to the fullest at a very reasonable price.

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7. Accommodation when traveling to Noong Lake

When traveling to Noong Lake, visitors can refer to some of the accommodation facilities below.

7.1 Hotels:

  • Monaco Hotel. Address: Group 5, Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Huong Tra Hotel. Address: Km17, Dao Duc, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Gia Long Hotel. Address: Km18 Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.

7.2 Guesthouses:

  • Hung Cuong Backpacker Hostel. Address: Dao Duc, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Thu Cuc Guesthouse. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Doanh Chi Guesthouse. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.

7.3 Homestays:

  • Ban Len Homestay. Address: Thon Len Street, Viet Lam, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Golden Village Homestay. Address: Vi Xuyen Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.
  • Tay homestay Viet Lam. Address: Group 9, Viet Lam Town, Vi Xuyen, Ha Giang.

With the pristine beauty of the peaceful countryside and the traditional cultures of the ethnic groups here, it will help visitors come to Noong Lake and when returning find it more attractive and meaningful.

Your upcoming tours in Vietnam to Noong Lake will become more complete when Origin – a professional tour operator, is pleased to accompany tourists on their journey to explore the travel beauty of Ha Giang. We are committed to providing visitors with the best services and experiences.

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