A short 12km ride takes us to Lake Ea Kao. Crossing the dam wall we are surrounded by beauty: reflections of sky on water, green rice and brown mud, men fishing under umbrellas and skinny cattle grazing.
Across the lake there is a lovely park. For 3,000VND we park our scooters with the guard and take a rest in the gardens. There are plenty of picnic tables and chairs at which to eat a picnic. A young boy herds his cattle. Chickens cluck around. A couple cuddles on swinging tyres. Groups of friends share conversation and picnics. This place is definitely worth bringing a packed lunch and whiling the afternoon away.