01/07/2020 16:11 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Nai lagoon

Nai lagoon is a gift that nature bestowed on Ninh Hai district in Ninh Thuan province. Nai lagoon has charming scenery and has aquatic resources for those living in the region.
Driving north from Phan Rang - Thap Cham city, take Yen Ninh road for about 10km and you will see Tri Thuy bridge. The bridge divides Nai lagoon into two completely different areas. On the left side of the bridge is the peaceful lagoon and friendly fishing villages, while on the right side of the bridge is the bustling Nai fish market.

Lying at the foot of Hon Thien mountain, the lagoon, also known as Huong Cuu lagoon, is like a green lung for this hot, tropical land. Going there, you can freely drive around watch fishermen catching fish.


Nai lagoon has a natural area of 1,200ha. Photo: Nguyen Luan 


In addition to catching fish available in the lagoon, the people also
invest in cages to raise aquatic species such as shrimp, crab, oysters, snails, and fish. Photo: Nguyen Luan



Nai lagoon offers economical benefits for the people living in the area. Photo: Le Minh


The people raise aquatic species such as shrimp, crab, oysters, snails, and fish. Photo: Le Minh


Harvesting oysters. Photo: Le Minh 


Nai fish market is next to the Nai lagoon. Photo: Nguyen Luan 


The market is well-known for fresh seafood. Photo: Nguyen Luan 


 Lobster at the fish market. Photo: Nguyen Luan 


Sea urchins at the market. Photo: Nguyen Luan 


Tourists can buy fresh seafood at affordable prices at Nai fish market. Photo: Le Minh 


Fishermen in the lagoon prepare for the next fishing trip. Photo: Le Minh


The lovely beauty of Nai lagoon. Photo: Nguyen Luan 

In addition to catching fish available in the lagoon, the people also invest in cages for raising shrimp, crab, oysters, snails, and fish. The image of fishermen on the pointed boats leisurely rowing around the heart of Nai lagoon starting a new day always gives visitors a sense of peace and vitality.

Besides the peaceful natural scenery, tourists also come to Nai lagoon to visit Nai fish market which is well-known for fresh seafood with affordable prices. Visitors can buy or enjoy seafood at local eateries with a variety of fresh dishes./.


With a natural area of 1,200ha, containing about 24 million cubic meters of water, Nai lagoon has about 320 aquatic species and is one of the 12 important lagoons of Vietnam. Nai lagoon has typical features of tropical coastal lagoon, which plays a role in regulating floods, balancing groundwater and being a “lung” to clean the ecological environment.
Story: Son Nghia - Photos: Le Minh & Nguyen Luan