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Bien Ho Crater Lake

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If you’ve got time on your hands, Bien Ho Lake (also known locally as T’Nung and Ea Nueng) is worthy of the eight kilometre journey north for a photo or two.

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Photo of Bien Ho Crater Lake

A flooded volcanic crater, Bien Ho translates as “sea lake” and you’ll understand why when you glimpse the 230 hectares of pine-fringed waters.

Head north on Pham Van Dong/QL14 for seven kilometres. Turn right/east on Ton Duc Thanh. After one kilometre, you should see a large white unmarked archway on the left hand side. You can follow the road all the way to an old gazebo on a promontory that will give you a partial view of the lake. Though you’ll spend no more than a few minutes here, parking is a cheeky 3,000 dong. An even better shot is from the water’s edge: veer left at the fork and you’ll go to the water station where there is a great view from the banks. Here we found some lovely local Jarai women having lunch while their cattle grazed nearby.

Aside from taking a few snaps there’s nothing to do. Thankfully there’s no gaudy swan boats for hire but since this is a main water source for the entire area, neither commercial boats nor swimming are allowed.

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