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Truoi Lake

Truoi Lake is located at the foot of the majestic Bach Ma Mountain. Submerged in white clouds all year round with emerald green water flowing from the Truong Son range. Therefore, this is an ideal stopping place for those who love nature, like to explore and want to find a peaceful place without hustle and bustle. Let’s explore this beautiful lake with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Truoi Lake?

Truoi Lake is located in Loc Hoa commune, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. About 38 km southeast of Hue city center and about 68 km northwest of Da Nang city.

2. How is Truoi Lake unique?

Not only is it the largest and first irrigation project in Thua Thien Hue province, Truoi Lake is also one of the most famous tourist destinations in the North Central region of Vietnam.

Because, Truoi Hue Lake is located right at the foot of the majestic Bach Ma mountain, immersed in white clouds all year round like a fairyland. The lake has an area of ​​about 380 hectares, the lake bed capacity is up to 60 million cubic meters of water with four main streams flowing into the lake bed: Vung Thung stream, Hop Hai stream, Ba Trai stream, Ong Vien stream. Thus, each stream has its own unique beauty, but they are all captivating.

Coming to Truoi Lake in Thua Thien Hue, visitors have the opportunity to experience a series of attractive activities such as: walking around the lake, exploring wild nature, the natural beauty of streams combined with visiting Truc Lam Zen Monastery located in Thua Thien Hue. Moreover, you also can visit Bach Ma Mountain, Buddha ceremony, explore tourist attractions in Phu Loc – Hue,…

Because of its unique natural and spiritual cultural values, the lake attracts more than 50,000 visitors every year to pilgrimage, visit, sightsee or walk around the lake.

3. Ticket price to visit Truoi Lake

When coming to Truoi Lake, before experiencing the exciting activities here, visitors need to buy entry tickets. Ticket prices to visit Truoi Lake are as follows:

  • Ticket to Zen Monastery: 20,000 VND/person
  • Round-trip ticket for boat charter with less than 12 people: 240,000 VND/boat
  • Round-trip ticket to visit Truoi Lake: 500,000 VND/trip.
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4. When is the best time to visit Truoi lake?

Truoi Lake is a “super” attractive tourist destination when the climate is very cool. Therefore, visitors can come here at any time of the year to enjoy the fresh, airy atmosphere.

The most ideal time to visit Truoi Lake is in the summer when the weather is cool and extremely pleasant, thereby helping visitors get away from the sweltering heat of summer.

In addition, you can go to Truoi Lake in the winter to see the poetic scenery in the mist covering the path and blending in with the gentle drizzle.

5. How to get to Truoi Lake?

5.1 Moving To Hue

5.1.1. By plane

In fact, this is the most convenient and fastest means of transportation for tourists from other provinces and cities to reach the Hue tourist area. Most domestic airlines currently have direct flights to Phu Bai airport, Hue. Flight time from Hanoi to Hue takes about 1 hour 15 minutes, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue about 1 hour 30 minutes.

5.1.2 By passenger car

If you live in nearby localities, choosing a bus is quite suitable because the travel time is short and the cost is relatively low. On the other hand, if you are in remote provinces, you can choose a sleeper bus to travel. From Hanoi to Hue, please refer to buying bus tickets from popular bus companies running the Hanoi – Hue route such as Hung Thanh, Camel, Duc Thinh,… The Hanoi – Hue route has a travel time of about 12 – 14 hours.

From Ho Chi Minh City to Hue it takes about 20 hours. Some popular bus companies running the HCM – Hue route include Hoang Long, Huong Ty, Minh Phuong,…

5.1.3 By train

If you have a lot of time to travel to Hue and love sightseeing along the way, choose the train and moreover, train tickets are not too expensive. Normally, trains usually have hard seats, soft seats, beds and air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned compartments. Otherwise, if you go far in the hot season, you should choose trains SE3, SE1, buy air-conditioned sleeper tickets to be comfortable and shorten travel time.

5.2 Moving to Truoi Lake

Tourists can visit Truoi Lake by many means such as: motorbike, car, bus,… The specific route is as follows: starting from Hue city center, you travel about 30 km on National Highway 1A South. After that, you will meet Truoi bridge in Phu Loc district. From here, you turn right and go about 10 km further to reach Truoi Lake.

If you don’t know the way, don’t worry too much. Using the google map app or ask the enthusiastic and friendly locals here.

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6. Activities and experiences in Truoi lake

6.1 Taking a boat trip and admiring the scenery of Truoi Lake

Tourists coming to Truoi Lake in Hue must definitely experience boating on the lake, admiring the blue water surface just like a “love cup”. In the summer, the lake surface is like a giant mirror reflecting the charming landscape under the bright sunlight. In winter, you will be able to watch the mist drifting right in front of you, making many tourists exclaim, “It’s like a fairyland on earth.”

A tour to Truoi Lake usually costs about 200,000 – 250,000 VND/trip and carries a maximum of 12 guests. Most boat drivers are local people, knowledgeable about geography and history, so they can also be your “tour guide” and amateur photographer.

6.2 Admiring Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery

After hours of comfortable sightseeing on Truoi Lake, stop to visit the place of worship at Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery. This is the most famous spiritual architectural work, located on a 1,450m high mountain with its head resting on the majestic Bach Ma range.

Every year, this place welcomes more than 50,000 domestic and foreign visitors to worship, visit and sightsee. Visiting the monastery, visitors will admire works of Buddhist architecture. In addition, you will also admire the beautiful natural scenery around you and will definitely find your heart more peaceful and quiet enough to temporarily forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

6.3 Exploring the streams flowing into Truoi Lake

Located at the foot of Bach Ma Mountain, there is not only this beautiful lake but also many streams flowing into Truoi Lake. Including: Hop Hai stream, Ong Vien stream, Ba Trai stream, Vung Thung stream. Each stream has different beauty, however, they all have the same destination which is the vast Truoi Lake, creating a charming landscape picture.

Currently, Truoi Lake also has a service to explore wild nature in streams with a ticket price of about 30,000 VND/person. During this journey, visitors can bathe in the stream, walk around the rocks or experience catching stream fish by hand and processing it into different delicious dishes. In addition, depending on your preference, you can organize a picnic at Truoi Lake by bringing snacks and drinks or organize a BBQ party right next to the gurgling stream.

6.4 Visiting Bach Ma National Park

Bach Ma Ho Truoi National Park is located at an altitude of 1,450m above sea level, possessing 22,031 hectares of natural area and 16,900 hectares of primary forest. This is home to 1,406 plant species and 931 animal species. There are many rare creatures. Such as: game chi, kien, rag incense, three antlers, lime jar, star pheasant, white-crested blue pheasant,…

Coming here, visitors will not only be able to see the amazing beauty of Truoi Lake nature but also have the opportunity to admire amazing natural trails. It can be mentioned as the Tri Sao trail leading to Tri Sao waterfall – where many pheasants reside. Do Quyen trail leads to Do Quyen waterfall, all year round throwing white foam into the streams.

7. Enjoying Hue specialties when traveling to Truoi lake

7.1 Hue Beef Noodle Soup

Beef noodle soup is a famous specialty of Hue. When traveling to Hue, you definitely have to wake up early and eat a delicious bowl of beef noodle soup here. The broth is carefully simmered from beef bones, onions, and other traditional spices to create a delicious, attractive flavor. Hue beef noodle soup is large and soft, served with pork patties and a little blood and fatty pork hoof. Before eating, add some fresh lemon, a few pieces of chili and raw vegetables and mix well. The delicious taste of beef noodle soup in Hue is hard to compare anywhere else.

7.2 Hue Duckweed Cake (Banh Beo)

A hot cup of Banh Beo with sweet and aromatic filling comes with a bowl of slightly spicy dipping sauce. When eating, pour fish sauce over a bowl of Banh Beo, enjoy the soft, flexible taste of the dough, the aroma of fried onions, and the sweetness of the shrimp and meat filling.

7.3 Nam Pho Noodle Soup

A delicious bowl of Nam Pho noodle soup, mixed with rich shrimp and meat filling and green onion stalks, sprinkled with a little green chili sauce, who can refuse this unique dish when traveling to Hue.

7.4 Hue Sweet Soup

Hue is famous for many types of sweet soup, each with its own delicious taste. Such as lotus seed sweet soup, floating sweet soup, taro sweet soup, roasted meat sweet soup. No need to go to big restaurants, just sit next to street vendors or small alleys, order a cup of sweet soup, and you can enjoy the sophistication of Hue’s snacks.

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8. Accommodation when traveling to Truoi Lake

Because this destination is not too far from Hue city. Therefore, you can visit and experience during the day and then return to the city to rest.

Hue has many quality hotels and homestays for tourists to choose from. Depending on your needs and cost level, you can refer to resort locations after traveling to Hue.

8.1 Resorts:

If you are looking for a great tour in Hue, relaxing amidst beautiful nature. Moreover, if you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere without any problems, the resorts in Hue will be an irresistible choice.

  • Lang Co Beach Resort.
  • Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa.
  • Ana Mandara Hue Beach Resort.
  • Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa.

Above are all names that satisfy your dream vacation. Choose one of the luxury resorts in Hue for a vacation in the tropical paradise of the ancient capital.

8.2 Hotels:

Hotels in Hue are of great interest thanks to their affordable prices, plus beautiful locations. Most of them are located in the central area, or near famous tourist destinations:

  • Golden Star Villa Hue.
  • Cherish Hotel Hue.
  • Thanh Uyen Hue Hotel.
  • Villa Hue.
  • Cherry Hotel Hue.
  • Rosaleen Boutique Hotel.
  • Indochine Palace Hotel.
  • Imperial Hue Hotel.
  • Eldora Hotel..

With beautiful natural scenery, majestic mountains, clear blue lakes,… Truoi Lake truly deserves to be one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the dreamy land of Hue. If you have the opportunity to visit this beautiful ancient capital. Do not forget to contact Origin Vietnam team – a professional tour operator. To visit this largest artificial lake to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy a quiet, peaceful space.

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