Three destinations near Saigon make for perfect weekend getaways

The lake is blessed with around 40 small islands, of which Dong Truong and O (eagle) are considered the most beautiful and beguile tourists with their pristine beauty where visitors can feel free to take a camping trip.

Camping is prohibited in the rest of the lake area, which stores water for the Tri An hydropower plant.

From a wharf at Dong Truong, visitors can hire a boat or canoe for VND110,000-130,000 to glide over the crystal blue waters of the lake on a 40-minute trip to O Island, which is right next to Dong Truong.