Tam Giang Lagoon – The forgotten heaven in Hue

Tam Giang Lagoon is the largest brackish water lagoon in Southeast Asia, and also one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Hue. This place has a wild and peaceful beauty that everyone who once came here can’t help feeling surprised. The following guides, details about exploring Tam Giang Lagoon in 1 day will help you to plan a convenient and saving trip.

Tam Giang people are preparing for a busy day on the lagoon
Tam Giang people are preparing for a busy day on the lagoon

1. How to get to Tam Giang Lagoon from Hue

  • The first way is from Le Duan Street near Hue City, go straight, then turn left onto Huynh Thuc Khang Street, go straight to Bao Vinh ancient village, then follow signs to Sia Town. From Sia, find the way to Con Toc wharf (with signposts). Here, you can get on the boat to explore the lagoon or cross the other side of the lagoon.
  • The second way is from Hue City, go along the way to Thuan An Beach, a few kilometers from the beach will have a bridge, there is a signpost, turn right into National Highway 49A and follow the signs to Tam Giang Bridge and Tam Giang Lagoon.

Tip: In Hue, you can easily rent a motorbike to Tam Giang Lagoon. The price range is from $6 to $8 per day depending on the type of vehicle. Remember to negotiate with the owner about the gas up.

The way to Tam Giang Lagoon from Hue by car or motorbike
The way to Tam Giang Lagoon from Hue by car or motorbike

2. What to do at Tam Giang Lagoon?

You only need one day to discover all the must-go places on Tam Giang Lagoon. The best time to visit Tam Giang Lagoon is from 05:30 am to 17:30 pm. You should go to the lagoon early to watch the glorious sunrise over the water area. You will never forget that moment for sure.

Sunrise on Tam Giang Lagoon in early morning
Sunrise on Tam Giang Lagoon in early morning

#Explore Ru Cha mangrove forest

Ru Cha is an endemic mangrove forest of Tam Giang Lagoon. If you want to visit this place, you will have to use boat to go deeply inside. A peaceful and airy space with many mangrove species makes a beautiful picture and helps you to forget about the hot of the sun. There are also a lot of farms raising shrimp and fish. You can even have lunch right inside the forest with some fresh shrimp and fish raised there. When the sun goes down, hundreds of birds fly back to the nest. This creates a wonderful sight that you can only see when traveling to Tam Giang Lagoon.

An overview of Ru Cha mangrove forest
An overview of Ru Cha mangrove forest

#Visit Thai Duong Ha Fishing Village

The first thing you can see when coming to Thai Duong Ha Fishing Village is the communal house. The architecture of this village is a combination of both imperial and traditional features of temple decoration style in Hue. The temple of Thai Duong Ha fishing village was built to worship Truong Quy Cong – a native of Dang Ngoai, who had the merit to teach the people here how to catch fish. Every three years, the villagers of Thai Duong Ha will hold a big Nghinh Ong Festival on 12 January lunar calendar.

Nghinh Ong Festival at Thai Duong Ha Village is held every 3 years
Nghinh Ong Festival at Thai Duong Ha Village is held every 3 years

Although Thai Duong Ha is an ancient village, it has a full range of services from basic to the most modern, so you do not have to worry too much about finding a place to eat, play and rest.

#Watch sunset on Tam Giang Lagoon

From 16:00 pm to 17:30 pm every day is the best time to watch the sunset on Tam Giang Lagoon. At this time, the rose gold light covers all over the lagoon. That creates a romantic and splendid scene. A moment later, the sky moves to purple, boats of fishermen land in great number after a hard-working day. Many photographers and visitors come here and wait till that moment to take as many pictures as possible to save all the beautiful memories at this lagoon.

Fishermen come back home when the sun goes down after a hard-working day
Fishermen come back home when the sun goes down after a hard-working day

3. What to eat at Tam Giang Lagoon?

If you want to enjoy the delicacies in Tam Giang Lagoon, you have to return to the head of National Highway 1A, near Phu Loc Town to go to famous restaurants such as Gai Dang, Dung Tu. Generally, dishes are processed according to popular recipes, so it is quite easy to eat. If you want to eat special dishes, you have to go to the north of the lagoon to Con Toc, Quang Phuoc commune. There is Co Hien restaurant specializing in providing fresh seafood that is just caught and still alive.

Tam Giang Lagoon is the a source of seafood and aquatic products
Tam Giang Lagoon is the a source of seafood and aquatic products

One day is enough to explore Tam Giang Lagoon, so you do not need to stay here for a night. You can come back to your hotel in Hue to prepare for another day of discovering other destinations of this beautiful city.

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