Tam Giang Lagoon

Leave all worries in life behind and enjoy the strangely peaceful atmosphere in Tam Giang Lagoon - Southeast Asia's largest lagoon. Endowed with charming scenery and tranquility, Tam Giang Lagoon is just like an oasis where every experience counts!

Aerial View of boat on lagoon

Location & History

15km from Hue City, Tam Giang Lagoon is situated within the Tam Giang - Cau Hai Lagoon System spanning 4 districts of Thua Thien Hue Province. This is the largest freshwater lagoon in Southeast Asia, covering an area of 52km2 and 24km in length.

Breathtaking view at sunrise/sunset

Before the name Tam Giang, this lagoon was called Hac Hai until 1821. Since the old days, Tam Giang used to be impoverished and dangerous open water with no roads and electricity. At present, not only does Tam Giang Lagoon become an attractive tourist destination in Hue City, but it also comprises a rich quantity of bird species, flora, fauna, and aquatic resources. Moreover, it plays an important role in water transportation to promote the city's economy and tourism.

Tam Giang Lagoon - A Unique Sunset-seeing Spot

Admire the sunset on Tam Giang Lagoon is an unmatched experience. Imagine a romantic spectacle of the red sun strikes a break on the surface of sparkling golden water that cannot be found anywhere else.

Tam Giang Lagoon - Where Joyfulness Embraces

While wandering along off-the-beaten paths, majestic landscapes and the diverse biology are irresistible for a photo hunt. Taking a boat trip and helping local people in their daily tasks is also a memorable activity. Don't miss the chance to try to slowly paddle on the serene water and throw nets to catch fresh fishes for the meal. Above all, you'll find that inhabitants here are extremely hospitable and gentle.

Tam Giang Lagoon

How To Get There

Nowadays, there are many tour operators specializing in motorcycle day tours to Tam Giang Lagoon. Alternatively, you can rent a motorbike and drive to explore the lagoon on your own. Attempt to start off at dawn (4 am) and leave after sunset (6 pm) to witness the most wonderful moments on Tam Giang Lagoon.

Useful Information

  • Location: Tam Giang, Hue
  • Best for: All visitors
  • Entrance: Free
  • Hours: Day time visit is recommended
  • Distance to city center: 20.0km (12.4 mi)

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