Lap An Lagoon – A Hidden Poetic Beauty In Hue

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Introduce The Lap An Lagoon

When people mention Hue, you will think about the majestic royal tombs, the impressive Imperial Citadel, charming bridges, picturesque ancient towns, stunning pagodas, and delightful craft villages like Thuy Xuan Incense Village. Moreover, when you are looking for some natural beauty, you can experience the tranquillity of the Perfume River, the excitement of hiking Vong Canh Hill, the serenity of Lang Co Bay, and the wonder of Tam Giang Lagoon.

Today, Vietnam Vacation Travel will take you a bit far away from the city, to Lang Co Town to visit a mesmerising destination, Lap An Lagoon.

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A beautiful destination that must not be missed.

Where And How To Visit Lap An Lagoon

An Cu Lagoon or Lang Co Lagoon are alternative names for Lap An Lagoon, an 800-hectare brackish water (a mixture of fresh and salt water) area located in Thua Thien Hue Province. Lap An Lagoon Hue is considered one of 12 famous lagoons in Central Vietnam.

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800 hectares of brackish water.

Where Is Lap An Lagoon?

Lap An Lagoon is a bit far from Hue City, about 60 kilometers away. It is located next to National Highway 1A, the part crossing Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, nestled between Hai Van Pass and Phu Gia Pass. It is surrounded by the magnificent Bach Ma Mountain range and faces the serene Lang Co Bay.

How To Get To Lap An Lagoon

You can choose many ways to travel to Lap An Lagoon from Hue based on your budget. The journey’s duration from Hue to Lap An Lagoon ranges between 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes, depending on your transportation. However, the scenic route to Lap An Lagoon is filled with breathtaking views that are worth stopping for and capturing beautiful sceneries with your camera, which might increase the travel time.

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The fascinating scenery in Lap An Lagoon bewitches visitors’ hearts.

If you are a curious adventurer, renting a motorbike is a great way to fully experience your journey’s sights and sounds to explore every corner from Hue City to Lap An Lagoon.

But if you are a team and need some comfort and are afraid of your shortage of time staying in Hue, you can choose our Hue Private Car Service, and Hue Tours to spend your precious time effectively.

Additionally, if you are staying in Da Nang, you can also visit this place by using our Da Nang Tours or Da Nang Private Car.

The Ideal Time To Visit Lap An Lagoon

Each period of time in the year brings up a different Lap An Lagoon. It’s best to visit this beautiful destination from April to July, during the dry season. Without the hesitation of rainy and high water levels, you can fully experience peace and bewitching views at this location. Additionally, you can admire the natural sunrise or sunset with a picturesque view that resembles paradise.

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Explore Special Things Only In Lap An Lagoon

Escape The Hustle And Bustle To A Peaceful Atmosphere

Lap An Lagoon remains pristine, retaining poetic natural beauty in Hue. It can be tough to escape the fast-paced city life and the stress that comes with it. As a result, all we need is a break from it all and a chance to recharge. Take a deep breath of the fresh air and let yourself relax in this serene environment. Allow yourself the freedom to enjoy this place and find inner peace.

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Peaceful in Lap An Lagoon.

“The Miracle Of Moses” – The Path In The Middle Of The Lagoon

You may have heard the story of “Splitting the Red Sea” in the Book of Exodus. In this story, Moses used God’s power to split the water and create a path for the Israelite slaves to pass through the Red Sea. This allowed them to escape and caused the Egyptian army to drown.

And there is a path like that in Lap An Lagoon. Whenever the tide is low, a beautiful path of white sand emerges in the middle of the Lagoon, like a precious gift from nature.

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The path in the middle of the lagoon.

Experience the unrivalled joy of walking on this path, breathing in the crisp, refreshing air that is hard to come by in bustling cities. Take a moment to unwind, capture memories through photos, and explore limitless possibilities in the virtual world. Overall, this is a moment nobody wants to miss.

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Other views.

Hypnotising Scenery: Dawn And Dusk In Lap An Lagoon In Hue

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From Dawn.

In Lap An Lagoon, every moment is a breathtaking display of nature’s beauty. As the sun rises and sets, this place undergoes a magnificent transformation that will leave you in awe. The interplay of light and darkness creates a virtual illusion, blurring the boundary between earth and water. Spend a day here, witness the enchanting scenery, and allow yourself to be inspired by the wonder of nature.

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To Dusk.

Delicious Seafood Must-Try In Lap An Lagoon Hue

When visiting Lap An Lagoon, visitors can experience not only breathtaking scenic beauty and a tranquil ambience but also indulge in savoury seafood delicacies.

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Harvest the oyster.

Residents here depend on aquaculture for their livelihood, so the seafood here is something that should not be missed, especially the oysters. Oysters cooked with porridge, grilled oysters, oyster salad, grilled oysters with onion fat, fried oysters with onions, etc. are all deliciously and nutritiously processed.

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Delicious oyster dishes.

Not only that, the oysters here are grown especially, and visitors can join hands with the fishermen to know how to grow or harvest oysters.

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Oysters are grown in the tires.

Here are some recommendations from Vietnam Vacation Travel:

  • Fishing Village Seafood Restaurant: 9 An Cu Dong, Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District.
  • Be Than Seafood Restaurant – a floating seafood restaurant.
  • VietPearl Seafood Restaurant: Nguyen Van Street, Lang Co town.

Others Attract Destinations Nearby

  • Bach Ma National Park, a stunning natural wonder, home to diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Perfect for nature enthusiasts seeking an escape from city life.
  • Lang Co Bay, regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful bays. Pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning mountain backdrops.
  • Hai Van Pass, a beautiful coastal road with a rich history that attracts many travellers. Backpackers will find a unique and challenging trek along the winding and treacherous roads.


Are you ready for a breathtaking experience? Lap An Lagoon is a natural wonder that will leave you speechless. Whether you’re an avid traveller or a nature enthusiast, Vietnam Vacation Travel bring this guide to help you explore the beauty of the lagoon. So, pack your bags up, get your camera ready, and let’s dive into the mesmerizing gift of nature that Lap An Lagoon has to offer.