Ba Tuong Lagoon

Dragging net in the Ba Tuong lagoon

The pristine beauty of Ba Tuong lagoon seems to bring tourists back to the dawn of the southern area through legendary stories of people in Ca Mau.

Ba Tuong lagoon (or Thi Tuong lagoon) is one of the biggest natural lagoon at Mekong delta in Vietnam. The Ba Tuong lagoon, which is created by alluviums of My Binh river, Ong Doc river and other canals of Phu Tan district, refers to as “ Tonle Sap between delta”.

Dragging net in the Ba Tuong lagoon

Dragging net in the Ba Tuong lagoon

Ba Tuong lagood is linked to the sea via My Binh river. The shape of Ba Tuong lagoon looks like guitar with 7 km of length.

Regarding to the depth of Ba Tuong lagoon, it is not over the height of an adult even the tide is high without mentioning to rivulet flowing along with the coast to the east. Therefore, local people travel by only small boat while tourists just look but do not dare to go. Visit Ba Tuong Lagoon with Vietnam tours

Sunset in the Ba Tuong lagoon

Sunset in the Ba Tuong lagoon

None can know when Ba Tuong lagoon appears but they know that Ba Tuong lagoon is one of the beautiful place in Ca Mau province and lots of shrimps and fishes live here.

From the past until now, no matter how high the tide is, silt is not raise the level of Ba Tương lagoon and its depth remains stable. Although Ba Tuong lagoon is very large, its depth is about 1m. That make Ba Tuong lagoon contain variety of seafood. Thanks to this, local people can earn money from catching fishes and shrimps at Ba Tuong lagoon. Besides, Ba Tuong lagoon is also famous with charming scenery. Visiting to Ba Tuong lagoon, tourists can contemplate the charm of dragging net of fishermen here in the time of sunset or sunrise. In addition, the view at Ba Tuong lagoon becomes more sparkling because hundreds of bulbs.

House on stilts in the Ba Tuong lagoon

House on stilts in the Ba Tuong lagoon

Local people often build their house in the Ba Tuong lagoon for the convenience of living. Houses on stilts are built from the beginning to the end of Ba Tuong lagoon. 100 m is the distance between such two houses on stilts. And local people use that distance for catching fishes.

Fishermen catch fish in the Ba Tuong lagoon

Fishermen catch fish in the Ba Tuong lagoon

You can always have a sightseeing of Ba Tuong lagoon whenever you travel Ho Chi Minh city around the year. It is easy to book a tour for Ba Tuong lagoon even from Ho Chi Minh or online. You can book Mekong river tours on a Saigon – Ca Mau boat trip traveling around Ba Tuong lagoon such as shampoo cruise Mekong, river cruise Mekong, Song Xanh cruise, etc. Pre-booking via a travel agent or your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City will be a good recommendation for you to have much safer and cheaper option.

The Indochina Voyages team.

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