Why Hoa Trung Lake is special
Hoa Trung Lake (Hồ Hòa Trung) in Da Nang is gradually becoming an attractive destination for many young people who love tranquil and rustic landscapes.
This lake is located in 2 communes of Hoa Lien (Hòa Liên) and Hoa Ninh (Hòa Ninh). It is about 20km from DT602 Road (Ba Na (Bà Nà) Road), and 20km from Da Nang city center. Being a man-made lake, Hoa Trung Lake was built to provide water for daily life and cultivation of people in Hoa Lien and Hoa Ninh Communes
The lake boasts a peaceful and simply charming beauty with numerous artificial floating isles and smooth green grass. During the days of shallow water, the lakeside area is larger and looks like a vast and quiet steppe.
You will also be impressed by the images of a Vietnamese rural village, such as herds of cows and buffalo eating the grass, and white storks flying across the sky.
What to explore at Hoa Trung Lake
Actually, due to its impressive and wild beauty, Hoa Trung Lake has increasingly become a popular destination for Danang residents who wish to join in outdoor activities or go camping here with their family members and friends. Coming here, you will enjoy picnic resting on the weekend. In addition, Hoa Trung Lake is also a place that many young people and couples choose to take wedding photos.
Lake water here is green all year round. From time to time, there will be a few small islands emerging naturally in the middle of the lake, adding to the beauty of natural landscape here.
However, the peaceful beauty of Hoa Trung Lake is related to not only vast pastures but also pictures of cows and buffaloes grazing in the morning and afternoon.
Especially, in Hoa Trung Lake, you should not skip experiencing rowing activities. The boats are made by fish farmers and used to navigate through the lake. Hence, borrow boats from fish farmers to experience this exciting activity.
What is the best time to visit Hoa Trung Lake
Many visitors say that Hoa Trung Lake is like the Tibetan plateau in the middle of Da Nang. This lake is now becoming a favorite destination for many young people who love to travel to Da Nang and want to camp.
The time from late September to early October is considered the ideal time to visit Hoa Trung lake. At this time, the lake begins to dry and reveals the green color of beautiful grass stretches.
You can come here early in the morning when the dew drops on the grass, or in the afternoon when the sun goes down behind the mountain.
How to get to Hoa Trung Lake
It takes 40 minutes to go from Da Nang center to Hoa Trung Lake. You can go by car or motorbike since these are two suitable means helping you take the initiative in time and stop at any time for sightseeing along the road.
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If you go in the dry season: depart from Da Nang center then go to Hoang Van Thai (Hoàng Văn Thái) Street (direction to Ba Na Hills), and turn right on National Highway 1A. After that, turn to Tan Ninh Road and go straight on this road to reach to Hoa Trung Lake.
If you go in the rainy season, you have to take other roads to avoid flooding: depart from Hoang Van Thai and turn right to National Highway 1A. Turn left onto Au Co (Âu Cơ) Street. Go to the end of this road and you will see a trail leading to the lake.
If you have difficulty finding the way, especially the path down to the lake, you can ask indigenous local people.
What to eat in Hoa Trung Lake
Hoa Trung Lake is an artificial lake surrounded by floating islands. There are not many tourist services here, so you should prepare food and water for your trip.
Some Things To Note
- Do not forget to bring insect repellent, flashlight, and medicine.
- In the dry season, the most suitable time for camping is from afternoon to early morning in the next day, as the weather is quite pleasant at this time. However, you need to prepare in advance because there may be heavy rain or thunderstorms in the evening.
- This is a wild tourist destination and there are no tour operators managing it, so before leaving, you should treat the rubbish properly.
Getting to Hoa Trung Lake
From Da Nang international airport: 24 km away, go by motorbike
From Da Nang train station: 23 km away, go by motorbike
From Hoi An ancient town: 46 km away, taxi recommended