Tam Giang Lagoon
The Tam Giang Lagoon, about 15km north of Hue, erstwhile capital of Vietnam, is among Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water area.
The lagoon covers about 24km long and 5,200ha area. Its waters are 2-7 metres deep.
The lagoon’s rich and the diverse ecosystem plays an important role in conserving the country’s biodiversity.
The vast fishing ground is a source of livelihood for about a million people who trap tonnes of fish and other seafood every year.
It also serves as a shield, protecting the region from salt intrusion and floods; and provides refuge to fishing boats during violent storms.
Tam Giang means “three rivers” in Vietnamese. It is a place where the region’s three large rivers –Huong, Bo and O Lau River – meet before they go out to sea.
There are also dozens of smaller rivers that carry water to the lagoon.
Today, Tam Giang’s pristine waters and well-preserved cultural heritage of local fishing communities make it a must-visit ecotourism destination in the central region.
cruising in the lagoon, tourists can enjoy specialties in this place. Fish, cuttle-fish, shrimp are displayed. Scenery of sunset is the most spectacular beauty in Tam Giang lagoon. The violet of heaven covers the lagoon which creates the beautiful pictures “Tam Giang lagoon”. A number of visitors stop in this place to take some photos; they want to have some pictures about sunset with sparkling view here.
Tourists visit Tam Giang Lagoon, a good eco-tour , not far from Hue