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Lap An Lagoon: A must-visit destination on your Hue and Da Nang tours

17/01/2024 28.930

Surrounded by the imposing Bach Ma Mountain and the magnificent Lang Co Bay, Lap An Lagoon is widely regarded as the most impressive natural landscape in the poetic city of Hue.

Lap An Lagoon

During your travel from the beautiful coastal city of Da Nang to the romantic city of Hue, tourists should not miss out on the opportunity to admire the beauty of the pristine brackish Lap An Lagoon. Coming here, you can have a chance to admire breathtaking scenery, breathe in fresh air, and savor delectable dishes made with regional aquatic specialties.

1. Where is Lap An Lagoon Vietnam? How to get there?

  • Location

Lap An Lagoon, also known as An Cu Lagoon or Lang Co Lagoon, is an 800-hectare brackish water lagoon situated in Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province. It is 29,2 kilometers away from the downtown of Da Nang and 64.2 kilometers from the city center of Hue. 

Lap An Lagoon
  • Directions and means of transportation

Tourists traveling from the city center of Hue to Lap An Lagoon have several types of transportation to choose from, among which the two most popular are private car and motorbike. If you want to ride your motorbike to the lagoon, it will take you more than 2 hours to reach this destination. If you go in a large group and want to cut down on travel time, it is highly recommended that you hire a private car to go there. 

Visitors traveling by motorbike can choose from two main routes:

Route 1: Doi Cung - Ben Nghe - Hung Vuong - An Duong Vuong - Nguyen Tat Thanh Street - 1A National Highway - Phu Gia Mountain Pass - Lap An Lagoon

Route 2: Lang Co Town - Vi Thu An Street - Lap An Lagoon

Lap An Lagoon

2. When is the best time to visit Lap An Lagoon?

The ideal time to visit Hue in general and Lap An Lagoon in particular is from April to September as this period is the dry season in Hue, with temperatures ranging from 27 to 29 degrees Celsius. There is almost no rain, with continuous sunshine from dawn to dusk in these months, so tourists can explore Lap An Lagoon with convenience and participate in many entertainment activities here.

Lap An Lagoon

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3. Things to do in Lap An Lagoon Hue - Da Nang

3.1. Admire the picturesque scenery and take stunning photos

One of the most fascinating activities that visitors should not miss out on in Lap An Lagoon is enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and taking in the picturesque scenery here, where white clouds float above imposing mountain ranges. Every spot at Lap An Lagoon can be a stunning background for your photo, so remember to bring a camera with you to capture all the beautiful moments in this lagoon. 

Lap An Lagoon

3.2. Walk on the sandy footpath emerging in the midst of water

Lap An Lagoon offers tourists a unique sandy walking path, which is revealed every time the tide recedes. Standing here, you will feel like you are on a tiny island, surrounded by the sparkling water of Lang Co Bay and the gigantic Bach Ma Mountain. With a myriad of beautiful small snail shells and fine white sand, this sandy footpath is extremely romantic and attractive.

Lap An Lagoon

3.3. Contemplate the breathtaking sunrise and sunset

Here, another must-try activity is watching the sunset and sunrise and capturing these spectacular moments. When dusk comes, the entire lagoon appears to be tinged with an extremely fantastical deep blue, while the sky's colors are a combination of plum red, deep purple, and light yellow. On the contrary, Lap An Lagoon is covered by thin fog and golden rays of sunlight at dawn, making it look like a fairyland on earth. Because of its splendor and magnificence, the sunrise on this lagoon has left numerous tourists in awe.

Lap An Lagoon

4. What to eat on your trip to Lap An Lagoon?

  • Steamed seafood

As the water of Lap An Lagoon is brackish, it creates a favorable condition for locals to raise numerous types of seafood, including lobsters, crabs, mackerels, and blood cockles. It is highly recommended that you try steamed seafood at Lap An Lagoon to enjoy the wonderful taste of freshly caught seafood here. 

  • Grilled oysters

If you don’t enjoy grilled oysters at Lap An Lagoon, you will be missing out entirely as this destination is renowned as a massive oyster barn in Lang Co town. The most popular oyster dish is grilled oysters with fried onions, though oysters are used in many other dishes as well. The amazing flavor and aroma of grilled oysters will definitely arouse your taste buds.

  • Grilled sea fish

Besides grilled oysters, tourists should not miss out on the chance to enjoy grilled sea fish when visiting Lap An Lagoon. With a special processing method developed by the locals, grilled sea fish dishes here not only keep the fish completely fresh but also offer a lot of nutrients. The natural sweetness of the sea fish will be preserved  while its smelly flavor will be removed. Being served with specific sauces, the taste and aroma of grilled sea fish here are immensely enticing.

Lap An Lagoon

5. Other alluring places to visit near Lap An Lagoon

  • Lang Co Beach

Lang Co Beach, situated at the foot of Hai Van Pass, is well-known for its tranquil atmosphere, gigantic mountains, fine white sand, and crystal-clear seawater. Taking a dip in the sea here will definitely be one of the most unforgettable experiences on your Hue trip. It is highly advised that you hire a boat to travel around and take in the beautiful scenery here if you are interested in exploring.

  • Hai Van Pass

If you are fond of traveling by scenic routes, you shouldn't pass up the chance to conquer the challenging Hai Van Pass path and take in the breathtaking views of Da Nang Bay, which is 500 meters below. This 20-kilometer pass geographically and politically divided the Champa and Dai Viet realms and now separates Thua Thien Hue Province from Da Nang City. 

  • Bach Ma National Park

Bach Ma National Park has agreeable weather, with consistently cool temperatures between 10 and 22 °C. You will be amazed by the diverse ecosystem, which supports more than 500 different plant species and numerous rare animal species. For travelers who enjoy trekking and want to push their physical boundaries while also appreciating the beauty of nature, this is the perfect place to visit.

Lap An Lagoon

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Lap An Lagoon is a paradise for travel enthusiasts who want to explore the amazing nature, thanks to its pristine beauty and diverse ecosystem. Hopefully, this article will help you make plans for a fantastic vacation in Hue with your family and friends.

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