Ban Gioc Waterfall - the place that everyone should “check-in” when traveling to Cao Bang

24-Dec-2019

Although being quite far from Hanoi but the attractiveness of Ban Gioc waterfall has erased all the unwillingness to enjoy the magnificent beauty of this waterfall.

Ban Gioc Waterfall is situated at Dam Thuy ward, Trung Khanh, which is about 90 km far from Cao Bang city and almost 400 km far from Hanoi. When reaching Ban Gioc Waterfall, tourists can even hear the rushing of the water from a far distance. From a height of more than 30 m, huge loads of waterfalls on layers of limestones. In the middle of the waterfall is a large rock tissue covered with trees that split the water into three streams like three white silk strips.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Due to the arduous roads and the tourism that is not fully developed, Ban Gioc has not become a famous tourist spot yet, but the unspoiled wilderness here is the attractiveness of the spectacular waterfall. Anyone who has come to Ban Gioc waterfall will definitely consider this as a priceless gift from mother nature to Cao Bang and Vietnam.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Visiting Ban Gioc Waterfall at any time of the year will bring you satisfaction because Ban Gioc has wonderful scenery all the time. The raining season at Ban Goc is from June to September. This is when the water flows most swiftly and create layers of white bubbles, which create a wonderful beauty. October to May is the dry season here with calm water streams, which also makes the roads easier to pass.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Water at Ban Gioc Waterfall pours heavily all day and night on flat rocks, sending out countless white bubbles covering a large area. On sunny days the steam also creates a shimmering rainbow. At the foot of Ban Gioc waterfall is a wide and mirror-like river surface. The two banks are covered with grass and evergreen forest flap.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Moreover, the road to Ban Gioc Waterfall is arduous and curvy, following the side of the mountain and is full of fresh air; consequently, tourists will be able to enjoy the poetic and picturesque beauty of the country field on this mountainous area.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Additional information 

Ban Gioc Waterfall is about 370 km far from Hanoi, which is not a short distance but also not too long and allows you to choose different ways of transportation. If you choose to go by car, you can start driving in the early morning and arrive in the afternoon. However, another interesting option is to go by motorbike, which allows you to stop by and view the wonderful scenery at different spots on your way.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

If you travel by motorbike or car, you can choose in these two ways: Route 3 (Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Bac Kan - Cao Bang) or Route 1A (Hanoi - Lang Son) and then follow Route 4A (Lang Son - Cao Bang). From Cao Bang, you will have to travel about 90 km to the Northeast through Trung Khanh district to Ban Gioc Waterfall.

If traveling by bus, tourists can find buses from Hanoi to Cao bang at My Dinh bus station from well-known companies such as Mai Luy, Thanh Ly, Hien Loi, Khoa Man, etc. The price range is about from 170,ooo VND to 200,000 VND per tourist a time.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

From Cao Bang bus station, tourists can catch the Cao Bang - Trung Khanh - Ban Gioc Waterfall passenger car by Thanh Luan company or the number 03 bus (Cao Bang - Quang Uyen) and number 07 bus (Quang Uyen - Trung Khanh). Both vehicles stop stops at the last station right in the front of Ban Gioc Waterfall tourism site. Tourists should also spend their time efficiently to not miss the last bus back to the city center ( 3:30 p.m for passengers car and 4:50 p.m for bus). The price for this kind of transportation is about 70,000 VND/customer/time.

If you decide to travel by your personal vehicle (motorbikes/cars), please ensure your safety by checking the vehicle: brakes, tires, chains, etc. Bring all of your identification documents. You should also bring some common tools for your vehicle in case you need them as the road from Cao Bang to Ban Gioc is quite arduous.

The entrance price for visiting Ban Gioc Waterfall is 20,000 VND / adult and 10,000 VND / child. Besides, if you want to travel by boat to have a closer view of the waterfall, you will be charged 50,000 VND/ person. 

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