Pa Khoang lake
Pa Khoang Lake is located in Muong Phang commune, Dien Bien district. The position of this lake is very convenient for a visit, near the road 279, about 20 km from Dien Bien Phu city, linking Dien Bien Phu city with Muong Phang historical and cultural forest where the relics of the Command of Dien Bien Phu compaign remains.
The Pa Khoang tourist complex covers an area of 2,400 ha, in which 1,320 ha of forest area, 300 ha of farming land, 150 ha of basic construction, and 600 ha of water surface area (the lake contains about 37.2 million m3 of water). This area possesses several favorable conditions for tourist activities such as diverse plants, various topography, good weather, etc. There are a number of animals and various kinds of orchids in the forest around the lake. There are also many species of fish and floating plants in the lake (about 65 kinds of floating plants, 14 species of floating animals and 6 species living at the bottom of the lake).
Pa Khoang Lake is lying in the centre of ranges of mountains, in the place of beautiful natural sceneries. In spring, mist covers ranges of mountains and small houses which create a mysterious picture. In summer, the weather is quite nice with blows of cool wind. Visitors coming here can enjoy the natural beauty in the distance or row a boat for sight-seeing. All makes a peaceful and romantic picture attractive to visitors.
In the lake region, there are the villages of Thai and Kho mu ethnic groups who still follow traditional customs and habits of ethnic groups in the North West of Vietnam. This is also an interesting human tourist potential, waiting for tourists to explore.