Crossing the pass to find Ton Dung lake in the middle of the mountains and forests, a ‘picnic paradise’ in Quang Ngai

 Besides Ly Son, Quang Ngai also has countless beautiful landscapes like paintings that few people know about, such as Ton Dung lake as beautiful as a “little Da Lat” in the heart of Ba To.

Ton Dung is an important freshwater reservoir of Kon Dung residential group, about 2kmfrom the center of Ba To town,  Quang Ngai province. The lake was built in 1978 on a small stream branch upstream of the Lien River, with an area of ​​up to 150ha, plus a poetic and lyrical scene, so many people visit every day.

The ideal time to visit Ton Dung Lake

As a green place all year round, full of life, except for the rainy and stormy season, whenever you have free time, you can go to  Ton Dung lake for a picnic . However, the ideal time is still the period from late summer to late autumn. Because at this time, the lake water is full, the weather is no longer too hot, combined with cool winds and gentle sunlight, extremely suitable for experiencing interesting outdoor activities.

Ho Ton Dung - 'picnic paradise' in Quang NgaiAutumn is the best time to visit the lake (Photo @_zyy0802)

The charming and poetic beauty of Ton Dung Lake

Not as spectacular and famous as  T’Nung lake  in Gia Lai or  Lak lake  in Dak Lak, but in terms of poetic and romantic beauty,  Ton Dung lake  is not inferior at all. The highlight is that the lake water is jade green and clear like a giant mirror reflecting everything, making the space seem more open and airy.

clear water - the highlight of Ton Dung Lake The lake is clear (Photo @xxyngocxx)

Surrounding the lake is a green flora, with a vast green lawn and majestic, majestic mountains hidden under the clouds. Even more impressive is that although many other forests in the province have been destroyed and withered and bare, the mountain here still puts on a fresh green color, making the summer’s sunshine as well as beautiful. calm down.

Green vegetation - interesting point of Ton Dung LakeAround the lake is green vegetation (Photo @hongdiep936)

Standing on the shore  of Ton Dung artificial lake , looking far away, we can also see the idyllic labor beauty of the people here with women carrying bags on their backs to work in the fields and children herding buffaloes. singing a song, sometimes there are a few couples dressed up to take wedding photos … bringing a close and dear breath to the wild mountains.

people - interesting features of Ho Ton Dung The image of workers making the lake more attractive (Photo Facebook Hoang Le Thuy)

Although the full water is already beautiful and charming, when the water recedes, it reveals the undulating mounds covered with green moss, and the fragile branches and grass trying to rise above the surface. water to enjoy the precious rays of sunlight, creating a separate attraction, making people’s hearts flutter.

Things not to miss at Ton Dung Lake

1. Virtual living

Coming to the charming watercolor painting at  Ton Dung Lake , what most visitors cannot ignore is virtual living. Especially when this place has the advantage of a blue color, so when taking pictures, it will feel “very youthful”.

Revealing, the most favorite photo angle of young people at the lake is the stone steps leading down from the top of the hill with green grass on both sides, helping you whether standing or sitting, you can “capture” the beautiful scenery. satisfactory photo.

Stone road - virtual living spot in Ton Dung Lake Youthful photo (Photo @ ______thuong)

In addition, on the side of Ton Dung hydropower reservoir , there   are also some beautiful miniatures to serve the purpose of virtual living such as: an orange-brown wooden door placed on the grass right next to the lake or a painted concrete bridge. The striking red and white leads to the middle of the bridge, both showing a “quality” image, and being able to sit and enjoy the surrounding scenery, what could be more wonderful.

wooden door - virtual living corner at Ho Ton Dung Beautiful virtual living door (Photo @minhnhor)

the bridge - beautiful checkin corner at Ton Dung LakeGo up to the bridge to enjoy the wind and take pictures, always good! (Photo on Facebook Thien Thanh)

2. River boating

The activity of walking along the shore has not made you feel “yes”, but it is still tiring and exhausting, then a better suggestion is to rent or borrow a fishing boat of local people to paddle out. between  Ton Dung Lake  and going down the stream, then watching the scenery on both sides while playing with the cool whirlpools, oh happiness is as simple as that.

Boating - interesting activity at Ton Dung Lake There is nothing better than sailing to the middle of the lake (Photo @lid0611.official)

However, this activity can only be for the rising water season. Because when the water dries up, you can only find crabs and snails on the bottom of the lake.

3. Camping

Being blessed by nature with a vast lawn, why don’t we bring a cloth and food to make a really good outdoor picnic, right? For those who love to experience and travel in large groups, you can bring tents and electricity to camp by  Ton Dung Ba To lake  at night.

camping - a must-try experience at Ton Dung Lake Camping overnight is also quite an interesting experience (Photo @hanie.94)

In addition, you can also bring a grill and pre-prepared fish and meat dishes and then grill them right on the shore, the sizzling sound of cooked meat mixed with the scent of spices, melts in the wind. everywhere, will make many troubles also be blown away.

Grilling food - good experience at Ho Ton Dung Self-grilling meat by the lake (Photo FB Doan Nguyen)

4. Enjoy the food

If you forget to bring food but still want to satisfy your hungry stomach, don’t worry, because currently on  Ton Dung lake in Quang Ngai  , there are business households coming to invest and serve tourists.

Some specialties here that you should not miss are: grilled wild boar with leaves, buffalo meat cooked in dirt, grilled porcupine meat, vegetables cooked with stone snails, grilled chicken re-chicken and some wild vegetables. rustic … extremely strange and delicious, making you “full of belly button” but still wanting to continue eating.

You can even fish or catch an anchovy yourself from the lake and then bring it up and ask the owner to cook it for you to make it a delicious grilled fish or boiled fish with laksa leaves and fragrant salt and pepper, served with a little warm wine …make sure you forget about it.

5. Explore nearby tourist attractions

Hint, if you were  traveling the lake Chun Dung  , do not hesitate to visit a multitude of straight scenes enchanted others in Ba To, such as:  mining Lung Oh ,  waterfall Pờ Hey, lake Mountain Landscape,  prairie Bui Hui , Lien River  and discover the unique culture in the brocade weaving village of the H’re people nearby…will definitely not disappoint you.

Valley O waterfall - destinations near Ton Dung Lake Beautiful scenery – nearby Lung O waterfall (Photo FB Nguyen Thang)

How to get to Ton Dung Lake?

From the center of Quang Ngai city, visitors can follow provincial road 624 through Nghia Hanh district, or national highway 1A and national highway 21 to Ba To. In particular, the first route is shorter but must go through 2 passes, namely Lam pass and  Vi O Lac pass , while the second route is long but only has to go through 1 pass.

Therefore, if those who are afraid to cross the pass, choose route 2. As for hard drivers or professional backpackers, choose the first route, because the scenery on both sides of the road is extremely attractive, with the canvas blue color. thousands of mountains and forests, adorned with a carpet of brilliant five-color flowers, standing back and taking a few pictures is absolutely beautiful.

After arriving in Ba To town, you ask local people the way to Ba To museum, then follow the small trail to reach  Ton Dung freshwater lake . Rest assured that the road is very easy to go and easy to find, even by car or motorbike, you can go directly to the lake.

motorbike - means to Ho Ton Dung Passing the beautiful roads is to arrive (Photo @boboxi.28.9)

Youth is a journey, so why not invite your close friends to make a trip to preserve youth at  the  poetic Ton Dung Lake in Quang Ngai!

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