As one of the most popular freshwater lakes in Ninh Binh, Yen Thang Lake is situated in Tam Diep town, Yen Mo district. The lake is adjacent communes and wards, namely Trung Son, Yen Binh, Yen Thang and Yen Thanh. With an area of approximately 2,000 hectares and 6.4 million m3 of water reserves, Yen Thang Lake along with Yen Quang Lake and Dong Thai Lake is the largest Ninh Binh lakes. Yen Thang Lake is known for its large tourism projects such as Royal Golf Course and Doi Du tourist area. This is a lake for fishing and tourist development on weekends; simultaneously, it is one of the appealing attractions in Ninh Binh.
Yen Thang Lake is about 6 km long with its perimeter of 15 km. There are 2 broader areas located in the center of Tam Diep town and Yen Thang commune, the rest of the lake runs along under the hills of Yen Thanh commune and Yen Thang commune creating the harmonious natural landscapes and healthy ecological environment. The downstream of Yen Thang Lake retains tributaries connecting with But (Pen) River to drain the lake's water. The natural scenery surrounding Yen Thang Lake actually satisfies any tourists once setting foot on here. Immersed in one of the most impressive Ninh Binh attractions, tourists will certainly get unforgettable experiences.
Not only does it own great values for tourism, Yen Thang Lake also plays an important role in agricultural production of Ninh Binh province. The irrigation system of Yen Thang Lake today has been repaired, upgraded to a flood controlling dam ensuring the safety of production and life of the locals in communes, namely Yen Thang, Yen Thanh, Yen Hoa of Yen Mo district. With the system of spillway and irrigation along with convenient transportation system just far about 15 km from Ninh Binh city and its upstream right at the center of Tam Diep town, Yen Thang Lake has become an eco-tourism spot, a weekend tourist environmental for recreation of domestic and foreign tourists. Discovering Yen Thang Lake is one of the most impressive things to do in Ninh Binh.
Specifically, Yen Thang Lake is known not only with domestic tourists for a spectacular and high-end golf course project. The Vietnam's largest 54-hole Royal Golf Course project has been built at Dong Thai - Yen Thang Lake tourist area. This project was put into operation phase 1 in 2008. With its convenient location, the project coming into operation has brought great income to the local budget, created jobs and transformed economic structure from agriculture to service tourism. It will be also a high-quality tourist and entertainment site attracting the large number of tourists to Ninh Binh travel.
Far about 100 km from Hanoi capital, Royal Golf Course with its area of 670 ha is situated on Yen Mo district and Tam Diep town, Ninh Binh province, Vietnam. The golf course was constructed and put into operation reaching international standards. Retaining high-class, professional and ancient charm as its name makes it worth to be situated on Hoa Lu Ancient Capital 1,000 years of history. The golf course is surrounded and interwoven by natural mountain ranges of millions years and gentle hills of trees endlessly stretching. In particular, the cool breeze from Yen Thang Lake always makes an interesting space which is suitable for the golfers or tourists when traveling in the summer. The harmonious scenery between the immense space of Yen Thang Lake and Royal Golf Course is one of the highlights attracting tourists to Ninh Binh tour.
Thanks to its wonderful advantages in combination with the peaceful natural surroundings of the ancient capital, Yen Thang Lake is worth one of appealing tourist addresses strongly attracting both domestic and international tourists. Immersing themselves in the peaceful and tranquil space of immense lake, tourists will definitely get great relaxing moments and forget the worries and the hustle of the urban life. Yen Thang Lake thus displays its important contribution in promoting Ninh Binh tourism to numerous tourists.