You might have been in Hue, and have had chances to contemplate the beautiful sights of Hue from the ancient imperial tombs to the quiet landscape and spirit of Hue’s pagodas and temples. You might have visited Tam Giang lagoon, Thuan An seaport, etc., but… there is a place you might have not been to – Chuon Lagoon (Đầm Chuồn). Even the Hue citizens also do not know about it, if you ask them about Dam Chuon, they may answer you by a series of astonishing questions “Dam Chuon? Where is it? How do I get there?
Away approximately more than 10 km from Hue city center, Dam Chuon Lagoon is a part of Tam Giang lagoon system. Just cross the highway No. 49 toward An Truyen village, pass through fragrant ripen rice fields; you will see Dam Chuon existing in a peaceful context.
The scenery and human life here seem to exceed too far from normal concepts and standards of beauty. Especially, the nature in Chuon Lagoon is so beautiful in the morning and at the sunset with poly-chromatic colors.
Many photographers (amateur or professional ones) come here and “harvest” fantastic photos. Fortunately, Chuon Lagoon still preserves others particular interesting things for anyone to discover.
Coming to Chuon Lagoon, besides watching the nature, you will have opportunities to enjoy the special food here in fresh air. A floating restaurant on the lagoon, which is mainly made from bamboo, will bring you good view and comfortable seat. You can choose either to sit on the table or right at the center of the floor. Young couples often take these opportunities of taking photos to save their sweet moments before having tasty food here.
One thing that you may like most is the very fresh raw fishes here. Just go to the lagoon, choose which fish you like most and just a few moment later, thanks to the talented skill of the cook, many delicious and tasty food will appear on your eyes. The most famous food here is bánh xèo cá kình (rice pancake made from a fish live in the Chuon lagoon)
Chuon Lagoon is really an ideal place for those who want to experience new feelings, temporarily stay away from the bustle and crowded city to mix them into the nature, inhaling the pure air, eat simple food in the country then their tiresome, sadness will be disappeared. Although it is not sparkling, opulent like other tourist area, Dam Chuon is really a favorite destination for many foreign visitors and Vietnamese people.
For your information
- The most suitable time for visiting Dam Chuon Lagoon is from April to July.
- You should use suntan cream because you may be sun-burnt due to exposing to the sunlight on your way.
- Dam Chuon is the place of many aquatic creatures, therefore, please do not drop litters on the lagoon to protect its ecosystem as well as the livelihood of local people here.