Thac Ba Lake - a tourist area with beautiful scenery, an attractive destination that attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to visit each year. Thac Ba Lake is also known as "Ha Long on the mountain" of the Northwest region. Featured with 3 largest man-made lakes in Vietnam.
Every year, Thac Ba lake provides an abundant amount of water to the hydroelectric power plant in Yen Bai province. The lake is about 180km from the center of Hanoi, in the direction of National Highway 2 or Highway 32 to the Northwest.
Thac Ba Lake was formed when Thac Ba hydroelectricity was completed and put into operation in 1971, blocking the water of Chay river and creating a lake. The lake area is quite large with more than 25000 hectares, the water surface area: 20000 hectares, the length is about 80km. The water level is always fluctuating from 46 to 60m, holding 3-4 billion cubic meters of water per day. In addition to the Chay River, which is considered a specialized water supply, Thac Ba Lake is known as a large river system such as Cat, Hanh, etc., which increases the amount of silt and the abundance of biological species. Thac Ba Lake is located between Luc Yen and Yen Binh districts of Yen Bai province.
Currently, the transportation system is quite convenient, so it is very convenient for tourists to travel, to be able to explore the beautiful scenery here, visitors can choose to go by plane to Noi Bai - Hanoi airport, then Continue the journey to Yen Bai, discover Thac Ba. Thac Ba lake area is about 55km from Yen Bai city center. Visitors can rent motorbikes to travel together on the wonderful roads of Yen Bai. There are many ways to travel, but for safety and security, visitors can travel by bus or by private car.
Going from Yen Bai city center to Thac Ba lake area, visitors can rent a motorbike and run on a straight line to Ngoi Tu, where there are quite a few homestays to relax and admire the beautiful scenery. If walking around Thac Ba lake, from the center, visitors can go by taxi or motorbike taxi to Huong Ly port 12km away and then rent a boat to walk on the lake.
If visitors start from Hanoi to Thac Ba lake, they will go along Highway 32 to Yen Bai or go on the Hanoi - Lao Cai highway, exit at the intersection of Yen Bai city. From this point to Thac Ba lake is quite close, only takes about 30km.
The atmosphere here is quite comfortable and pleasant, in the middle of summer, the temperature around the lake is always lower with the average temperature of 2-3 C, making the body always feel the excitement when experiencing the lake. this.
Thac Ba Hydropower Plant is located in the middle of the Chay River in Yen Binh district, it plays an important role in water supply in the summer here. Thac Ba hydropower plant was first built in the North during the war.
Thac Ba Lake was formed after the operation of Thac Ba hydropower plant in 1971, which blocked the Chay river and created the lake. In addition to the main flow of the Chay River, Thac Ba Lake is also offset by large river systems that increase the annual flow of water, which is home to many extremely rich and diverse biological species.
When there was no hydropower plant, Thac Ba temple was located at the eastern balance point of Minh Phu - Yen Binh commune, 36 km southeast of Yen Bai town. On request, a hydroelectric power plant named Thac Ba was built. In April 4, the temple house, good men, women, and all the people here will voluntarily process the Mother to the side of Vinh Kien commune (across the Chay river) about 1963km to get a place for construction.
Thac Ba Lake is an extremely interesting destination that visitors should not miss on their journey back to Yen Bai. Here, visitors are free to immerse themselves in the space as well as the inherent special features of this land. The experiences are saved with your family and friends.
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