As the “largest” artificial lake in Vietnam, Dau Tieng Lake not only has an important role in irrigation as water regulation for the Saigon River but also is a tourist sport attracting many tourists to Tay Ninh.

Overview of Dau Tieng reservoir

The lake is located 25km from Tay Ninh, 70km north of Hochiminh, on the way to Cao Dai Temple and Ba Den Mountain.

On April 29, 1981, Dau Tieng Lake started construction and completed on January 10, 1985. At that time, most of the youth in Tay Ninh province were mobilized to participate in digging lakes. This is one of the largest artificial lakes in the country. It covers 27,000ha and has a water reserve of 1.58 billion m3 use for irrigation in Tay Ninh province as well as for other neighboring provinces.

What is the best time to visit Dau Tieng Lake?

The lake has a charming landscape and a unique ecosystem. It has become an ideal getaway for young people. Besides enjoying the fresh air; you can also participate in many recreational activities such as fishing, boating, camping …or just simply watching the locals catch fish in the lake.

The dry season from December to April is the ideal time to visit the lake, especially in the summertime. The weather during this time is quite dry and hot, but when you come to Dau Tieng Lake, it’s a cool area and very convenient for moving as well as participating in outdoor activities here.

What you can do here?

Dau Tieng lake surface is green all year round, flat, along the lake is smooth grass, blooming flowers. In particular, the landscape of Dau Tieng Lake includes many beautiful mountains and mysterious islets such as Xin, Trang, Dong Bo islet…Along the banks of the lake is Dau Tieng Lake tourist area with canoe services to explore islands. It takes about 20 minutes on canoes to reach the islands with an amazing experience along the way.

Not far from the sights of Dau Tieng Lake is Cau Mountain, one of another attraction area with diverse floristic composition and protective forest. At the top of the mountain is Thai Son Pagoda, which attracts many pilgrims on the 15th day of the first lunar month. Standing from here will not only offer the panoramic view of Dau Tieng Lake but also with the majestic mountain Ba Den in the distance.

In addition, near the foot of Cau mountain, there is a clear stream. The water flows over the rocky rapids with the two sides covered by the green forest … creating a romantic, ideal landscape for picnic trips.

Dau Tieng reservoir is the largest man-made lake in Vietnam, however, the landscape here is not “artificial” at all. This place is very suitable for a weekend rest, away from the noisy and bustling city.

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