Noong Lake is located on the Tay Con Linh Mountain Range, Phu Linh Commune, Vi Xuyen District, 15km from Ha Giang city. From Ha Giang, going through forests, terraced fields and hamlets of the Tay, Mong and Dao ethnic minority people, tourists will arrive at Noong Lake that runs around the foot of Noong Mountain.
This natural lake has a total area of water surface of over 20ha in dry season and 80ha in rainy season. It is surrounded by mountains and primitive forests of over 700ha. Under the sun or on moonlit nights, the lake’s water surface is twinkling and seems to be silver-inlaid. Therefore, the locals called it the forest’s “eye”.
Travel to Noong Lake in Ha Giang, tourists seem to be lost in a fairy world. At sunrise, mist and early sunbeams spread over the lake while at sunrise the lake is covered by a thin layer of mist. During this time, tourists will have a feeling of total relaxation, getting rid of all the sadness and worries of daily life.
The special feature of the Noong Lake is in the heart of lake, it has not also lush trees but also the dry trees that create an interesting landscape. In the rainy season (April to October), the water level rises, the total area of the lake is about 80ha. This is an appropriate time to fish.
In the dry season (from October to April), water surface shrink to about 20-30ha, local people use the dry land around the lake to plant maize, groundnuts, beans, squash, melons… while the lower ground planting vegetables, especially the short-term crops. Particularly the high land around the lake during the dry season if not planted crops, it will be used as grazing of cattle of the local people. They lead a very simple life. Everyday, they catch fish in the lake and their laughter echo in the area.
Below are some pictures of the Noong Lake in Ha Giang:
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