Cau Hai Lagoon is one of the famous lagoon in the Hue city. The breathtaking natural beauty, friendly of local people, seafoods,… will make you more love this beautiful lagoon and Hue city than ever. If you have explored royal tombs, royal citadels or pagoda, this lagoon will be the best choice for you to visit when you come to Hue city. Therefore, let us show you the beauty of this lagoon in this article.

Cau Hai Lagoon In Hue

About Cau Hai Lagoon

Cau Hai Lagoon is a large lagoon belonging to the Tam Giang – Cau Hai lagoon system in Thua Thien – Hue Province. The Tam Giang – Cau Hai lagoon system stretches 68km within Hue city and 4 districts of Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Phu Vang, Phu Loc. This system has 3 lagoons including Tam Giang Lagoon, Thuy Tu Lagoon and Cau Hai Lagoon.

About Cau Hai Lagoon

Cau Hai Lagoon is located at the end of the lagoon system in the south. This lagoon is located in Phu Loc district, about 40km from Hue city. Because this wonderful lagoon is located at the end of the Tam Giang – Cau Hai lagoon system, seafoods of this lagoon is famous for its among the best in Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty during this time. When you come outside the estuary, you can see Vinh Hien beach – a beautiful beach with clear water and fine white sand. You can not only admire the breathtaking landscapes but also the fresh atmosphere on this beach.

Best time to visit Cau Hai Lagoon

The ideal time to explore this enchanting lagoon is from April to September. These months is considered the peak season for tourism to visit this beautiful lagoon. The weather will be mildly sunny, no rain. During these months, you can fully enjoy the stunning views of the lagoon and participate in many activities in this lagoon such as visiting floating market, fishing village, taste fresh seafoods,… This is the perfect time for those wanting to discover the daily activities of local people in this lagoon.

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What to Do in Cau Hai Lagoon

Admire Sunset and Sunrise Moments

sunset on Cau Hai lagoon

Whenever you come to this beautiful lagoon, you should admire the sunset and sunrise moments of this place. If you are the natural lover or photographer, you can not miss these moments in this wonderful lagoon. The blue waters mirror the sky as it transforms into a breathtaking canvas of colors. If you are a early risers, you can watch the sunrise at this lagoon is a wonderful experience. The mornings are quiet and the air is filled with tranquility, making it an ideal time for relaxation and photography. Furthermore, the sunset in this lagoon is also gorgeous scenery for tourists to observe.

Discover the fish market

The fish market is always the unique thing of Cau Hai Lagoon. This market is not only a market for purchase and sale of goods but also a cultural place where you can observe and interact with local vendors. You can buy a lot of fresh seafood, enjoy local food at affordable prices. This market is a window into the heart of the local life and tradition of local people in this beautiful lagoon.

Taste Local Foods in Cau Hai Lagoon

fresh seafood

Cau Hai Lagoon is not only have natural beauty but also wonderful cuisine. Because this lagoon is located at the end of the Tam Giang – Cau Hai Lagoon system, seafoods of this lagoon is famous for its among the best in Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty during this time. From freshly caught grilled fish to succulent prawns and sweet crab, all of these foods will meet your taste. Many eateries along the lagoon offer a variety of seafood dishes here. So, you can easily find one establish to try local food and fresh seafoods.

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Learn more about the local life

local life at Cau Hai Lagoon

If you want to learn more about local life, you can interact with local people in this lagoon or come to the fishing village … This will help you understand more deeply about Vietnamese people culture, life and traditions. Additionally, the friendliness and kindness of the local people will make your trip more interesting.

How to get to Cau Hai Lagoon

There will be many types of vehicles for you to choose from to go to this wonderful lagoon. We will provide you with some types of vehicles below for you to consider choosing:

Private Car: Are you want to have a comfortable trip? Private car will be your perfect choice. This option is also ideal for families. A driver will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in Hue city, provide local insights and ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride. Moreover, renting a private car allows you to stop any attraction along the way. You can inform a drive the place you want to visit before beginning the route. Of course, it will take a little fee for an extra stop.

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Taxi: Taxis are readily available in Hue and you can easily hire one for a direct transfer to Cau Hai Lagoon. If you want a immediate trip, this option is always a good choice for you.  However, it’s essential to choose a reputable taxi company and negotiate the fee in advance to avoid any misunderstandings.

Motorbike: This is a popular choice for those who seek adventure, budget and interesting route. Motorbikes are readily available for rent in Hue, so you can easy rent this vehicle. However, don’t forget to check your motorbike before renting one to make sure everything is okay before starting this route.

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Bike: This is an option only for people in good health and persistent. This option allows you to enjoy the natural scenic routes along Cau Hai Lagoon. However, keep in mind that getting to this lagoon from Hue city is a long journey, so make sure you have enough stamina and supplies such as water or light foods for the trip.


Cau Hai Lagoon is a potential tourist destination in Hue city. Whenever you come to this beautiful lagoon, don’t forget to admire the sunset and sunrise, learn more about local life, explore the floating market,… The beauty of natural landscapes, tasty seafoods, friendly local people,… will make you fall in love at the first sight. Therefore, add this attraction to your trip to explore Hue city now.

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