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Experience a gorgeous sunrise on Chuon Lagoon in central Vietnam

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 12:32 GMT+7
Experience a gorgeous sunrise on Chuon Lagoon in central Vietnam
The poetic landscape as the sun begins to rise along the eastern horizon over Chuon Lagoon in Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

To capture an enthralling sunrise, head to Chuon Lagoon in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue where you will find it worth waking up early to see the sun come up in the sky.

Being some 12 kilometers away from Hue City, Chuon Lagoon, also known as Cau Hai Lagoon, is located in Phu Vang District.

Chuon Lagoon is a major part of the Tam Giang lagoon system where tourists can experience the interesting daily life of local people.

Chuon Lagoon is a brackish water lagoon covering some 100 hectares. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Chuon Lagoon is a brackish water lagoon covering some 100 hectares. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

The lagoon is also known as one of the places that boast the best sunrise views in this central Vietnamese locality.

To catch the sunrise, make sure that you are here between 4:00 am and 4:30 am.

The vastness of space, a bamboo fencing system set up for aquaculture, small boats, and a few fishermen huts are among the typical characteristics you will see at Chuon Lagoon.

The bamboo fencing system to serve aquaculture is a typical characteristic of Chuon Lagoon. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

The bamboo fencing system to serve aquaculture is a typical characteristic of Chuon Lagoon. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

When the sun is yet to rise, the whole lagoon is shrouded in mist. The eastern sky steadily changes from purple and pink to orange, and then to vivid red as the sun rises in the sky.

Tourists can ask to rent a boat from the locals in order to fully admire this awesome moment and experience early morning markets.

When the sun is yet to rise, the whole lagoon is wreathed in the magical morning light. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

When the sun is yet to rise, the whole lagoon is wreathed in the magical morning light. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

As the sun climbs higher, the sky gradually changes to red and orange hues, along with the sunrise reflecting in the water will wow tourists to Chuon Lagoon. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

As the sun climbs higher, the sky gradually changes to red and orange hues, the sunrise reflecting in the water will wow visitors to Chuon Lagoon. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Enjoying the boat trip, touching the cool water in the morning, while savoring the early morning hours is truly a wonderful moment for travel lovers.

Chuon Lagoon is a tourist destination that retains the peace and tranquility of a Hue suburb, while offering a wide selection of catering and lodging services.

Tourists can enjoy the signature dishes on offer here, such as grilled tiger prawns, spicy stir-fried octopus, banh khoai ca kinh (a type of savory crispy crepe topped with a whole fried fish), and others.

'Banh khoai ca kinh,' a tye of savory crispy crepes topped with a whole fish, is a specialty food at Chuon Lagoon. It is made of rice flour batter and fried with the fish. Photo: VISIT HUE

'Banh khoai ca kinh,' a tye of savory crispy crepe topped with a whole fish, is a specialty at Chuon Lagoon. It is made of rice flour batter and fried with the fish. Photo: VISIT HUE

Tourists can try these dishes right on the boat or at restaurants built up in the lagoon.

Besides boasting the stunning sunrise, Chuon Lagoon is a perfect spot to watch the sunset as well, so tourists can spend the entire day fully exploring the fascinating lagoon.

Situated in the Chuon Lagoon are restaurants where tourists can enjoy the local special dishes and the idyllic surrounding scenery. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Situated in the Chuon Lagoon are restaurants where tourists can enjoy the local special dishes and the idyllic surrounding scenery. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

The sunrise reflection in water at Chuon Lagoon. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

The sunrise reflection in the water at Chuon Lagoon. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Tourists to Chuon Lagoon can rent a boat from the locals to sightsee and experience the daily life of the locals. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Tourists to Chuon Lagoon can rent a boat from the locals to sightsee and experience their daily life. Photo: Ngo Huy Hoa / Tuoi Tre

At Chuon Lagoon, local kids follow their parents to experience the river life at an early age. Photo: VISIT HUE

At Chuon Lagoon, local kids follow their parents to experience the river life at an early age. Photo: VISIT HUE

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