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Thi Nai Lagoon: an aquatic wonderland in south-central Vietnam

Saturday, September 09, 2023, 12:46 GMT+7
Thi Nai Lagoon: an aquatic wonderland in south-central Vietnam
Thi Nai Lagoon has long been known as the “green lung” of Quy Nhon City thanks to its vast green mangrove forests and long canals. Photo: Dung Nhan

Covering a 5,000 hectares, Thi Nai Lagoon is known as the 'green lungs' of Quy Nhon City and is considered a hidden gem in Binh Dinh Province.

The lagoon’s year-round greenery gives it the feeling of an aquatic wonderland.

Located 8 kilometers northeast of Quy Nhon City, Thi Nai Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Binh Dinh and features a rich and diverse ecosystem.

It is home to vast green mangrove forests and long canals that snake throughout the area. 

Lush mangrove forests in Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Dung Nhan
Lush mangrove forests in Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Dung Nhan
Local residents' houses are nestled in the mangrove forests that surround Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Local residents' houses are nestled in the mangrove forests that surround Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

Thap Thay Boi (Fortune Teller's Tower) - a relatively small mountain - flanks the west bank of the lagoon, and houses a temple built by fishermen to worship the water god.

A small mountain named Thap Thay Boi (Fortune Teller's Tower) on Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Dung Nhan
A small mountain named Thap Thay Boi (Fortune Teller's Tower) on Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Dung Nhan

Located to the east of Thi Nai Lagoon is the Phuong Mai peninsula, home to rocky mountains and giant sand dunes.

Visitors to Thi Nai Lagoon can try SUP paddling, fishing, sightseeing, and enjoying local specialties.

Thi Nai Lagoon has also been chosen to host the F1H2O UIM World Championship powerboat racing tournament in 2024. 

The sun sets on Thi Nai Lagoon in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Dung Nhan
The sun sets on Thi Nai Lagoon in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Dung Nhan
Tourists use stand-up paddle boards to travel around the Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Tourists use stand-up paddle boards to travel around the Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Locals fish in the Lagoon. Photo: Dung Nhan
Locals fish in the Lagoon. Photo: Dung Nhan
An aerial photo of the Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
An aerial photo of the Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Birds and storks fly over the Thi Nai Lagoon in the afternoon. Photo: Dung Nhan / Tuoi Tre
Birds and storks fly over the Thi Nai Lagoon in the afternoon. Photo: Dung Nhan / Tuoi Tre
Quy Nhon City from the Thi Nai Lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Quy Nhon City from the Thi Nai Lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
The Thi Nai Bridge connects Quy Nhon City and Phuong Mai peninsula via the Thi Nai Lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
The Thi Nai Bridge connects Quy Nhon City and Phuong Mai peninsula via the Thi Nai Lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
A local resident smiles while standing amidst the mangrove forests in the Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
A local resident smiles while standing amidst the mangrove forests in the Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
A local resident rows a canoe to take tourists around the Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
A local resident rows a canoe to take tourists around the Thi Nai Lagoon, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Mangrove trees on the Thi Nai Lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Mangrove trees on the Thi Nai Lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Young trees stretch out across the surface of the Lagoon - Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Young trees stretch out across the surface of the Lagoon - Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Locals catch snails in the Thi Nai Lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
Locals catch snails in the Thi Nai Lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
A canoe docks on the Lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre
A canoe docks on the lagoon. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

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