If you are planning a short picnic, then save this complete set of camping experiences on Dau Tieng Lake to “unleash” the roof!
Recently, a super chill sunrise camping site has been “hunted” and shared by many people on major platforms such as Dau Tieng lake in Binh Duong. This is a location next to Ho Chi Minh City, possessing charming mountain scenery, green grass, and the largest artificial lake in Southeast Asia.
The experience of camping at Dau Tieng Lake overnight brings a very interesting feeling. Where there are no bright lights, no soft mattresses or wifi waves surfing social networks all night, only relaxation and extremely happy moments to connect people closer together. If you want to temporarily get away from the bustling city, immerse yourself in nature but also save money and don’t want to waste a lot of time, just follow this guide.
MOVING TO DAO TINH HOUSE: FEELING FUN
Depending on how far you are from Dau Tieng Lake, you can choose to travel by car or motorbike. If you ride a motorbike, you can comfortably admire the scenery on both sides of the road, bomb more places, and run on the road can be together like backpackers but have difficulty carrying things. If you go by car, you can’t see all the beautiful scenery, but it saves a lot of time and carries more things.
MOVING FROM HCMC TO DAO TIEN HOUSE:
Dau Tieng Lake is about 90km from the city center and usually takes about 2.5-3 hours to get there. If starting from Ho Chi Minh City, you follow Highway 13, come to Suoi Giua junction (Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong province), then turn left onto Nguyen Chi Thanh street. Continue going in the direction of DT744 road and turn onto Cach Mang Thang Tam street connecting with Tran Van Lac street. Finally, turn right onto DT702 road, along the lakeshore, and you will reach Dau Tieng lake.
MOVING FROM Tay Ninh to Dau Tieng Lake:
Because Dau Tieng Lake is only about 20km from the center of Tay Ninh city, it only takes more than 30 minutes to arrive. Starting from Tay Ninh, you follow Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, pass Tay Ninh Holy See and then turn to Ba Den Mountain. Then you will reach Duong Minh Chau town, you run through the town and then continue to turn right along the lakeside road to the campsite.
Photo: Nga Mi, Hoang Minh Nhat, Phan Loc
Note: The route to Dau Tieng lake is quite complicated for those of you who have never camped here. To avoid getting lost and save travel time, you can enter the coordinates of Egg Stone beach (11.353066; 106.340520) into Google Maps and then follow the directions to the correct campsite location.
WHAT SHOULD BE PREPARATION FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPING SAFE AND FUN?
Unlike comfortable camping, no need to bring glamping, dust camping like this you have to prepare everything from food, drinks, living items to tents. . Since Dau Tieng Lake is a rather wild area, if you don’t have enough equipment, it won’t be good for the fun experience. Here are some suggestions for the necessary items for camping.
You can bring your own or rent a tent in Ho Chi Minh City from a number of reputable shops such as Hanh Trang Phat, Chung for rent, etc. Or rent it at spontaneous services at the campsite. The price will range from 150k – 300k for one person, use 1 day 1 night and have a tent erecting service included.
It is recommended to bring 1-2 sheets for a lining when eating, chatting together or as check-in props. At night, it is used to sleep inside the tent.
Toiletries, keep body warm
If you want to bathe in the lake, you should prepare a lot of clothes to change into. In addition, there are some other personal items that need to be brought such as toothbrushes, towels, etc.
You should bring essential medicines such as stomachache, headache, etc. In addition, because camping outdoors, you also need to prepare both sunscreens to protect your skin and cream against insect bites. Because at night, there will be quite a lot of mosquitoes.
Food, drink, cooking utensils
Because this place is still quite wild, there are not many places to buy water or food, so bring each person 3-5 liters of water and fast foods such as fruit, snack, and bread. If you want to make a BBQ, you should prepare all the ingredients from home and cooking tools such as a gas stove, charcoal, lighter, spices, disposable dishes, garbage bags, and ice bins keep heating,…
Finally, 1 pair of sports shoes and 1 pair of sandals for walking along the lake. Remember to bring at least 1 power bank and 1 picnic flashlight for convenience at night.
Photo: @hao.too, Tour 24, @khiem_dc, Hoang Minh Nhat
SUPER AWESOME EXPERIENCE AT DAO TIEN HOUSE
Unlike other camping sites, Dau Tieng Lake has a lot of fun and interesting experiences for you to choose from.
Going to the lake is definitely a must to swim. Dau Tieng Lake has a large area, clear water source not inferior to beaches. You can immerse yourself in the cool water or organize some water games with your friends. Because it is a freshwater lake, not only swimming, there are also a lot of mussels and cockles here. Prepare a big pot to make mussel soup, cool off while catching mussels and then have a lunch with your stomach again, it’s too good.
If you want to participate in this activity, before coming here to camp, you should also prepare some fishing gear such as fishing rod, hook, bait, hearing, etc. You will have to wait patiently for the fish to bite. However, in return, after catching fish, you will enjoy hot grilled fish right next to the kitchen.
Photo: Bao Tran
To enjoy the feeling of adventure on the immense water, you can rent a SUP to paddle. Rowing is also quite easy, and does not require too much technique. The experience of rowing SUP standing in the middle of the lake and freely admiring the beauty of nature like this is rare.
Photo: @vietnam.placez, @hktr___
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This is the most anticipated experience when camping overnight at Dau Tieng Lake. In the evening, you can have a campfire with the whole group and grill pre-marinated foods from home or grill fish, snails, and mussels caught in the morning. There is nothing more exciting than the feeling of sitting together in a wild place, preparing meals while chatting.
Photo: Camping at Dau Tieng lake, @iammeo.meo, Minh Ngoc
Singing through the night
After eating, it’s time to put on music to sing and dance. If no one in your group knows how to play guitar, prepare a speaker and mic to sing karaoke. In the vast space, sitting around the fire and humming together is a special feeling only when you go camping.
Photo: 24 Tour
Watch the sunrise
After a night of hiccuping, it’s time to “F5” get back to the body by waking up early to watch the sunrise. In the fresh air of the early morning, step out of the tent, spread your arms wide, and take a deep breath to feel the difference compared to waking up early in daily life. Then watching a bit of the mountain view is really chill.
Check-in with “genuine” background
Of course, “virtual living” is indispensable. The photography background here must be said to be super good when there are enough harmonious colors from the clouds, the grass, the mountains, and the lake. Not only that, the light at the lake is also sufficient to give you a beautiful photo without adjustment. Taking photos here not only helps you get more photos of thousands of likes on social networks but also to save an interesting trip with relatives and friends.
Photo: Phan Loc, @tuisomeday
BEYOND THE CAMP, OTHER POPULAR LOCATIONS NEAR THE POPULAR OIL RESULTS WAITING FOR YOU TO DISCOVER
After leaving camp early the next morning, it’s not good to leave like that! A job is to say two things. Near Dau Tieng Lake, there are a few other equally beautiful famous places waiting for you to explore.
If you are a lover of unspoiled and relaxing natural scenery, then visit Suoi Truc. Located near the foot of Cau mountain, this is a stream with clear water, see-through to the bottom flowing between the vast green bamboo forest, bringing an extremely light feeling. Besides, you can also participate in catching fish in the stream and bathing in the stream.
Photo: @nhi3b, @caonamnguyen_
Mrs. Black Mountain
Located only about 20km from the campsite, Ba Den Mountain (Tay Ninh) is also a place not to be missed. If you are in good health, you can go trekking to see the majestic beauty of this place. Or if you like thrills, do a unique sightseeing trip with a slide of more than 2000m long winding around the mountainside. In addition, in recent years, Ba Den Mountain is also a great place to hunt for clouds in the Southeast region.
Photo: @uynne_308, Poetry Phan
Thai Son Temple
Thai Son Pagoda at Nui Cau, halfway up the mountain with an altitude of 50m, was built in 1988 and is an outstanding spiritual tourist attraction of Binh Duong province. The temple campus is over 5 hectares wide with many unique architectural works such as the three-way gate, the 12-meter-high statue of Nam Hai Quan The Am Bodhisattva, and the Cuu Trung Dai Thap temple, etc. Local people, as well as tourists near and far often, Come here to worship Buddha, and pray for peace every day. After visiting the pagoda, you can conquer Cau mountain for a panoramic view of nature. The road to the top of the mountain consists of 1000 stone steps and cool trees on both sides.
Photo: @thanhtruc.9, @phat0202, @ngoctham__
FINALLY SOME NOTES
– You should go early in the morning to find the best camping spot.
– After finishing the camping trip, please clean up the garbage so that the people who come to camp later will feel comfortable.
– Because the camping site is located near a residential area, you should only sing at a moderate volume, not too noisy to affect people, especially at night.