Tam Giang Lagoon – A Wonderful Place for Welcoming Sunset in Hue
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Located in Hue Province, an area of the central land in Vietnam, Tam Giang Lagoon is the largest brackish lagoon in Southeast Asia. The lagoon is really a sublime picture about the pristine beauty of nature and authentic daily life of local people. Let follow us to discover interesting thing in the lagoon!
Tam Giang Lagoon is far 15 km from the centre of Hue Province. It is considered as the largest lagoon in Vietnam with an area of 52km2. The lagoon lies between two big estuaries of O Lau River and Perfume River, which stretch throughout 24km along the coastal area of the central land of Vietnam. The depth of lagoon is about 2 m to 4m in average. Some areas reach to 7m in depth. For many years, Tam Giang Lagoon brings an abundant source of sea creatures for local people’s life. At the present time, this destination has become a tourist attraction because of its pristine beauty and romantic landscapes.
In the past time, Tam Giang Lagoon was one of the most important waterways in the period of feudalism. Under Nguyen Dynasty (18th century), it is said that everyone had to pass through the lagoon to come to Hue imperial citadel – the ancient capital of Vietnam at that time.
For the indispensable role in the previous time, the lagoon has become a dangerous place for pedestrians. Dating back many centuries ago, the lagoon has many areas of lush reeds, where is home to notorious robbers. With the irresistible beauty of nature, Tam Giang Lagoon is also an endless inspiration for poets and musicians attaching with romantic love stories.
The breathtaking beauty of Tam Giang Lagoon changes in different times. In the morning, this place is covered by a slight fog layers. It is the most bustling moment of this destination that you can discover daily activities of local people. Every morning, a large amount of small boats moor in a blank space after a long voyage for fishing creatures. There are a various species of sea creatures, from fish, shrimp, and cuttlefish, which are moved from those boats to local traditional markets near Tam Giang Lagoon for trading.
When the sunlight appears, all parts of Tam Giang Lagoon becomes clearer; the crystal water, blue sky, and majestic mountains far away.
At sunset, the view of lagoon turned into the background of golden color, and then transforms into purple hiding romantic beauty of nature. It is a wonderful thing when you hire a boat of local people, row it on the lagoon, and enjoy sublime landscapes of this destination.
The lagoon is also highlighted by unique shapes, which are created from bamboo poles. The local people put those poles into the bottom of lagoon for the purpose of catching fish and shrimps.
After taking a stroll in the early morning on Tam Giang Lagoon, tourists can enjoy fabulous traditional meals on a small hut of local people. It is certainly a brand-new experience for you to enjoy a breakfast among the vast space of lagoon, contemplate the first moments of a day with extreme tranquility and peace.
If you want to self-cook native meals of local people, you can drop by the sea food market near the lagoon and the local people will guide you how to cook it in the most understandable way.
Taking a visit in Tam Giang Lagoon, you cannot miss a visit to Thai Duong Ha fishing village. It lies on an oasis on Tam Giang Lagoon, where is recorded as one of the most ancient fishing villages in Vietnam in the previous time.
It is likely that Tam Giang Lagoon is an ideal destination for you to escape from busy atmosphere of modern life in the present time. There is only the pristine and wild beauty of immense lagoon with the hospitality and friendliness of local people in this pretty land.
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