A Day Trip To Discover The Legendary Beauty Of Nui Coc Lake

A Day Trip To Discover The Legendary Beauty Of Nui Coc Lake

A beautiful view of Nui Coc Lake

A beautiful view of Nui Coc Lake

On the way to discover Thai Nguyen province, travelers will be greeted by fantastic views of forests, mountains, many islands of Nui Coc Lake. Located about 90 kilometers from the capital Hanoi and 15 kilometers or more south west of Thai Nguyen city, Nui Coc Lake is a must see in the northern Vietnam. It is well-known for beautiful landscapes and a legendary love story of a young couple Cong and Coc. The name of this place relates to their beautiful love story. For centuries, Coc Mountain and Cong River, as a symbol of their lasting love, have reminded generations of Vietnamese of this tragedy. It is said that once upon a time, the girl named Cong was born in a very rich family. She fell in love with a young poor man called Coc. The mandarin family forbad Coc from marrying Cong. Hopeless for their love Coc died of a broken heart and became a mountain. Cong, detained in her room, cried all day and night until her body transformed into tears and formed a river. Since then, every year, when the summer comes, violet sim flourish on Coc Mountain and Cong River to remind people of their loyalty.

The mountain and the river are now beautiful Coc Mountain and gentle Cong River. They are favorite sites that visitors cannot miss for a tour to discover Nui Coc Lake. Nui Coc is an artificial lake built on Cong River. Although it is not a natural lake, Nui Coc is famous for its beautiful natural scenery with the blue of the sky reflected upon the water in a dream-like vision. A trip to Nui Coc Lake would not be complete without a visit to Huyen Thoai Cung (Palace of Legend) to see many statues made by 200 artisans from Nam Dinh Province. Here, you can see a performance about the love story of Cong and Coc. Not far from the Palace of Legend is a zoo with different animals such as monkeys, crocodiles, pythons and ostriches. It will be a must stop for anyone who loves animal.

Nui Coc is a wonderful place to relax and escape the hustle of the modern life. Take boat rides to explore 89 islets that dot the lake is a favorite of many visitors. You can visit Nui Cai islet to learn about Vietnamese culture through about 2061 items related to River Lake’s Culture, Sa Huynh-Da Cham’s culture, Oc Eo Culture, and more displayed in a 200 year old house. The house is the best reflect of traditional Vietnamese architecture in the past. Leave Nui Cai islet, you can reach another islet where the Holy Mother Mountain Temple stands to pray for peace and happiness.

If you love leisure activities, there is a water park for you to enjoy. After all,  to gain energy after an exciting trip, there are many excellent restaurants where you can try some special dishes like bamboo rat meat or shrimp and fill up your stomach with reasonable prices. Even if you want to stay overnight this exciting destination also offer you many hotels or guest houses for all budgets.

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