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In the coming time, the island will have a new look, attracting more tourists as the People’s Committee of Hai Duong province has just approved a plan to further develop and preserve eco-system of the island 

As the legend tells, in the 15th century, a great flood occurred in the area, breaking the dyke of the Red River and An Duong Lake was formed, covering an area of 31ha. As time went by, storks, herons and other birds came to the strips of land in the middle of the lake and formed their habitat there. The population of more than 16,000 storks and 6,000 herons made up the Stork Island as we call it today.

Thousands of storks, herons and other birds gather on the island, making a special eco-system. Each day, especially in autumn, storks leave the island to hunt for food and herons come back for rest in the morning and the other way around in the afternoon give tourists spectacular views. The birds hovering and clouding over the lake is a scene absolutely out of this world, making this island like no others. Early morning and late afternoon, therefore, are the most suitable moments for tourists to enjoy the busy but peaceful “shift change” between storks and herons.

An Duong Lake is deep, so deep as 18m in some places and its water never runs dry. According to locals, the lake is connected to rivers via artesian water flows; therefore, there are a lot of big fish in the lake and it is not so special for people to catch fish as heavy as over 10kg here. In the coming time, the island will have a new look, attracting more tourists as the People’s Committee of Hai Duong province has just approved a plan to further develop and preserve eco-system of the island.

Translated by Huu Duong