At the depth of 50m and the width of 2,600 ha, Nui Coc Lake is an ideal eco-tourism destination. It is the large tourism area built next to it that brings the lake back into reality. The lake consists of 89 islets, some of which are covered with flocks of storks or mountain goats, some with trees and others with flocks of birds. In the reservoir area, there are about 15 species of mammals and 40 species of birds recorded. The mystical Nui Coc Lake, whose scene is more like a water-color painting than a real landscape, always surprises travelers with its legendary beauty. For more information, please click: Alova Gold cruises
What creates marvelous and splendid scenery is Coc Mountain nearby the lake imposingly standing amid the blue sky, the bright sunshine over every blade of twig and grass. The water surface is large and quiet. What suggests a peaceful and pleasant life far from the bustle and crowdedness of the urban life are some storks sore above the islands somewhere in the middle of the lake. Nui Coc, which owns such spectacular natural scenery, is close to legend of the romantic love between a man named Coc and a woman named Cong.
The Palace of Legend
Upon arrival at Nui Coc Lake, visitors can take a trip to one of the favorite stops such as: Huyen Thoai Cung (Palace of Legend) which comprises stunning statues made by 50 local artisans from Nam Dinh Province. As hopping on a little yet lovely bamboo boat running along the narrow Luoi River in a grotto, a symbol of Cong’s tears, passing little statues and scenes that tell the whole story, you can live out the legend of Cong and Coc. The man-made system of caves, Palace of Legend, which has been designed by architectures on an area of 3,000 square meters, is a cultural tourism work. It is the statues of Cong and Coc that stand by the gate of the tourism site. 100 meters from the gate is the Palace legend.
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There is a man-made stream flowing around the cave inside the Palace Legend whose appearance is like a mountain range with the statue of male fairy holding a bamboo stick, presenting the good fighting against the bad. While sitting on small boat, you can catch an eye on charming scenery of the two sides. Pictures the legend of Cong and Coc have been recounted by the system of cave and architectural works.
A little zoo, not far from the Palace of Legend, which has dozens of different animals such as ostriches, pythons, crocodiles and monkeys, is a place to visit. If you want to enjoy the region’s specialties including bamboo rat meat, do not miss to stop at the main tourist destinations. The fascinating water music display built to celebrate Thai Nguyen Tourism Year is a special highlight that should not be missed. Seeing waters from fountains in the lake dance to melodies of the songs, you will certainly be enchanted.
Getting on the boat
For any travelers who have much spare time, it is highly recommended to travel in a boat on the lake water to enjoy can enjoy one of the most relaxing moments admiring an awesome panorama of the whole lake. They will reach Co Island (island of stork) with old bamboo trees and wild myrtle, which is the host of bird, stork and so on, especially fire stork at twilight while enjoying the sparkling waters under the sun. After their cruises, travelers can pay a visit to irrigation spillway and the tourism site in the northern area of the lake with bustling tourism and services area. If going to a small, quiet and secluded island, you will have a chance to enjoy pleasant minutes or organize a happy meal, which will last in your life. While fishing on the lake, you can also wallow in the pure setting and camp out on one of the islands.
IV Blogging Team