Tam Giang Lagoon is located along the beautiful and peaceful villages where is the meeting place of three big rivers, including O Lau, Huong and Bo rivers.
Tam Giang lagoon runs along the coast of Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, has an area of 22,000 hectares and a length of more than 60 km, including many lagoons joining together such as Tam Giang, Thuy Tu, Cau Hai, Chuon, Sam … They converge the water of almost all the rivers of the province of Thua Thien Hue before going to the sea through the mouths of Thuan An, Tu Hien.
The lagoon of Tam Giang has a depth of 2 – 4m, in some places, of 7m, the immense water surface is an area of important economic activity bringing high income with its sea products. Yearly thousands tons of sea products are brought on here (fish, shrimps and others). In the recent years, the cultivation and raising of sea products, mainly the raising of shrimps and cultivation of “gracilaria” has developed in this zone of lagoons. Today the province is researching on investment for building a bridge through the Tam Giang lagoon in order to have favorable conditions to develop the economy and tourism of this region.
The lagoon is the ideal habitant for many sea species all along the province and provides a livelihood, directly or indirectly to about 300,000 inhabitants of 326 villages in 31 communes around the lagoon. Those people who operate fishing gear in the lagoon are both fishermen and farmers. The local is hard working and friendly. Come to the rustic place, you will have chances to experience the simple real life of countryside and learn the exciting farming, fishing activities of the local people.