To Nung or T’Nung Lake in local language means “sea on mountain”. In a windy day, water in the lake flows creating the wave. That’s why the lake is called “Bien Ho” (Ocean Lake). To Nung Lake in Pleiku – Gia Lai is located nearby National Road No. 14-19 which is very easy to find. Coming to the attraction, you shall be surprised by the immense natural space of the lake surrounded with green trees. The lake is in great beauty with clear water which look like a giant mirror.
T' Nung Lake is the pearl in the center of mountains of Tay Nguyen.
The paved road stretching through the mountains covered with the green shade of pine trees. On the two roadsides, the color of pine trees makes the yellow flower of honeysuckle outstanding. Following the romantic path, you will reach the dreamy lake of To Nung.
Located at the height of above 8000 m from the sea level, which is about alomost10 km from Pleiku City, To Nung or Tay Nguyen Lake shall fascinate you with the white of Ban Flowers in the blue space of sky. People said that the “Pleiku Eyes” is sad but beautiful for Vietnam Adventure Tours
. It is attractive for the romantic and pristine appearance.
Tay Nguyen Lake - the T'Nung is covered by mountains.
At the end of the road, after stepping on the stone steps, you will arrive at a cage house built on the top of a hill reaching out to the middle of the lake. Standing on the house and open your eyes to admire how vast the lake is and the clear blue color of water. The lake is outstanding from the green of Tay Nguyen Mountains and forests with the several high communal houses sprouting out.
As told by the locals in Tay Nguyen, the water in the lake is the tear of the locals in the past as they cried for their intimate people being buried by the volcano. Their currents of tear flow as the streams gathering at the village to create the lake. The people here consider To Nung Lake as a gem inherited by the nature to the locals here in the middle of high mountain and thick jungle.
From the lake, you can get the view of nice flowers blooming in the middle of the songs of birds in a fresh morning when drops of dew are standing on the leaves. In a distance, the vast dense forest and high mountains appear as if a picture.
Surrounding the lake, there are a number of flowers. In the spring, wild sunflowers in bloom cover the whole area with yellow. E Pang flowers in blue cover the area from the lake shore to the hills. The rice flowers in red brightening the blue sky. Scattering in some places, Mua flower is in purple, Ngai flower is in yellow and peony flower is in red and pink.
Sit on boat to explore all of mysteries of T'Nung Lake.
For millions of years ago, Bien Ho (To Nung Lake) was the mouth of a volcano which related to many mysterious stories. Those stories contribute to make this attraction more attractive to tourists.
It would be a really interesting experience if you hire a boat floating on the water of the lake for sightseeing while listening to the mysterious legends of To Nung Lake. You can also get experience of riding elephants around the lake to admire the pretty natural landscapes. Simply, you can just wander along the dirt trails around the lake under the foliage of the old trees.
In the afternoon, when the sunshine is weak and gentle in the hills, the smoke floating on the space, the flocks of birds flying back their nets on the shore of the lake, the pace seems to be at great peace. Tay Nguyen Lake will be an ideal place for New Orient Tours
. There is nothing moving but the songs of birds, the sound of fish under water that move the quiet atmosphere.