Located 145m above sea level, with an area of 650 hectares and a length of 8km, Ba Be Lake is not only a natural wonder, but also a great geological and bio-diverse reserve. Just 230km from Ha Noi, the lake is now a famous tourist destination of Bac Kan province.
A tour to Ba Be should be at least 3 days long so that visitors have enough time to enjoy home-stay and eat special food caught right from the lake. Tourists should hire a boat, at a price of VND 300,000 per hour for a large group, and take a tour on the lake. More adventurous visitors may wish to take small boats. Another way to experience the lake is to hire a boat from Na Hang (Tuyen Quang province) and row along the Nang River, reaching Ba Be Lake in about 2-3 days’ time.
In addition to boat rowing, cycling along the zig-zag paths or pedaling through forests around the lake are also very interesting.