Pa Khoang Lake – the highlight of Dien Bien tourism


Located in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district, the position of Pa Khoang lake is very convenient, near the road 279, about 20 km from Dien Bien Phu city, linking Dien Bien Phu city with Muong Phang historical and cultural forest where the relics of the Command of Dien Bien Phu compaign remains.

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About Pa Khoang Lake

The total area of 2,400 ha, in which 1,320 ha of forest area, 300 ha of farming land, 150 ha of basic construction, and 600 ha of water surface area (the lake contains about 37.2 million m3 of water), the Pa Khoang tourist complex has many favourable conditions for tourist activities such as diverse plants, various topography, mountainous tropical weather, etc. 

More specially, Pa Khoang lake is an interesting ecotourism destination to visitors in Vietnam tourism. It’s the fact that there are a number of animals and various kinds of orchids in the forest around the lake. There are many species of fish and floating plants in the lake (about 65 kinds of floating plants, 14 species of floating animals and 6 species living at the bottom of the lake).

Pa Khoang Lake via Triip

Pa Khoang lake lies in the centre of ranges of mountains, in a place of beautiful natural sceneries. In spring, mist covers ranges of mountains and small houses which create a mysterious picture. In summer, the weather is quite nice with blows of cool wind. 

Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty in the distance or row a boat for sight-seeing. All makes a peaceful and romantic picture that is attractive to both domestic and international tourists coming here. 

In the lake region, there are the villages of Thai and Kho Mu ethnic groups who still follow traditional customs and habits of ethnic groups in the North West of Vietnam. This is also an interesting human tourist potential.


The lake water reservoir is located in Muong Phang Commune, 10km from Dien Bien township. With a 600 hectares large surface, Pa Khoang has a charming scenery of pretty house-on-stilts mirrored in the transparent water, with some single small boats gliding slowly across it.

Pa Khoang Water Reservoir is a tour spot in Lai Chau province that has favorable conditions for a combination of ecotourism, outdoors and sports activities.

Covering 600 hectares, the stunning Pa Khoang Lake is a picturesque place to relax. Just a short journey from the city of Hanoi, many people visit to experience traditional Vietnamese life.

Pa Khoang Lake via Triip

This is an area of intense natural beauty and activities such as hiking, swimming, sailing and climbing are popular here. It is a must visit or nature lovers ass well as outdoor sporting enthusiasts.

Situated in the centre of a range of mountains, Pa Khoang Lake is sheltered from the worst of Vietnam’s weather, meaning that it is significantly drier during the monsoon seasons and cooler during the scorching summer months. A Thai village is located on the banks of the lake, and this is a good place to sample traditional Thai dishes as well as a tasty range of Vietnamese food with a few traveler’s favorites thrown into the mix for good measure.

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