Bung Binh Thien (Peaceful Lake of Heaven)

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Bung Binh Thien (Peaceful Lake of Heaven)
Bung Binh Thien (Peaceful Lake of Heaven)

Bung Binh Thien (Peaceful Lake of Heaven), a blue-and-fresh-water lake, is tranquil year round, reflecting clusters of clouds and enticing passers-by to stop and contemplate the primitive attraction.

Located in An Phu District, in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, linking three communes, namely Khanh Binh, Nhon Hoi and Quoc Thai, and adjoining Binh Di River and Hau River, the natural lake is becoming known as an eco-tourist area.

The lake covers about 200-300ha in width and 4m in depth in dry season. However, the zone is directly influenced by the hydrographic system of the Mekong River and thus the width triples in the rainy season, with the depth increasing up to 7m.

Bung Binh Thien (Peaceful Lake of Heaven)
Bung Binh Thien (Peaceful Lake of Heaven)

When the area floods most rivers in the Mekong Delta are muddy with alluvium, but the water of Bung Binh Thien remains clear and blue; a splendid landscape endowed with the highest biological diversity in An Giang.

Bung Binh Thien is home to many ethnic Cham people. Until recently the Cham ladies lived very sheltered lives but nowadays they are engaged in the modern world, developing businesses and participating in cultural and artistic activities in society.

Bung Binh Thien is a place of tranquility where visitors can escape from the stresses of city life and discover the poetic nature of the area, with water-lilies and lotus swaying in the wind on the lake, and the bustle of creatures such as fish, shrimp, snakes and turtles under water.