The Thua Thien Hue plain along the sea
coast has many lagoons, such as those of Tam Giang, Thuy Tu, Lap An, into them are
converged 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, or through the great lagoon of
Tam Giang and Cau Hai are the 2 biggest lagoons with fresh water,
the 2 most representative lagoons in Vietnam with a length of 70 km for the whole of the
two, they form an ideal habitant for many sea species all along the province.
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.