KON TUM – In addition to famous spots such as Pa Sy waterfall, Dak Ke lake, and Kon Tu Rang suspension bridge … visitors also have a new option, which is the upper Kon Tum hydroelectric lake.
Dang Doan Sang (29 years old, office worker in Hanoi) has just had an experience with the upper Kon Tum hydropower reservoir at the end of October. This is a semi-artificial lake created by the project’s water storage process. hydropower in the area of two communes Dak Tang and Ngok Tem – Kon Plong district. The lake is about 7 km2 wide, stretching for more than 15 km on the main stream and many small tributaries of the Dak Bla river.
The lake is an emerging destination, with its surrounding natural scenery wild, majestic and very peaceful.
To reach the lake, Sang said he traveled for nearly an hour by motorbike over a distance of more than 15 km. Starting from the center of Mang Den town along provincial road 676 towards Mang Canh commune, he asked for directions to the Dak Rve – Kon Ray ranger station and then took a canoe on the lake bed.
“The distance to get here is not difficult, but there are quite a few short slopes and turns that Google Maps are just not standard. You should ask more locals along the way to avoid getting lost,” Sang shared.
The cost for a round of canoes around the lake is about 300,000 VND per person for a group of 10 people excluding meals. Visitors can contact local travel agencies in Mang Den for guidance on the best experience.
“Sitting on the canoe, watching the white foam splash up in combination with the sunlight to create a small rainbow on the sides of the ship, wherever you go the rainbow follows, feeling like stepping into a fairyland. “, Sang felt.
The upper Kon Tum hydroelectric lake is located in the heart of the Dak Bla river, in the middle of the lake are large islands and small islands undulating in the middle of the clear blue water. The flow of this hydroelectric lake is quite special when it flows back to the north, because it originates from the Dak Bla River, a rare river in the Central Highlands with a reverse flow.
To explain the reverse flow of the river, the indigenous people circulated a folk tale about a love between a J’rai and Bahnar couple living in the upper and lower reaches of the river. Because they were forbidden to come together, they threw themselves into the Dak Bla River. The boy’s blood flows downstream to find the girl. And the girl’s blood goes upstream to find the boy. In the middle of the river, the two blood streams meet, then follow the matrilineal custom to flow upstream towards the upstream.
The process of accumulating water for many years in the lake bed of the hydroelectric project accidentally caused hundreds of pine trees around the river banks to be flooded, no longer able to grow and turn ivory white. Along the two sides of the road down the lake are white pine interspersed with green pine behind.
In the lake bed are scattered cages of freshwater fish such as carp, perch, snakehead fish of indigenous people. In addition, thanks to the constant low water temperature, the lake bed is also being used to test a number of temperate fish such as sturgeon and salmon.
After crossing about 15 km of the lake bed, the Ro Sia waterfall (Hydroelectric Waterfall) gradually appeared, throwing white foam upstream.
Stopping on a small island along the lake bed to rest, visitors will be immersed in the green grass interspersed between the ancient pine forest and the tiny five-color flowers blooming.
Photo: Internet (Vietnamese.Quest.net)
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