Cao Bang is a province in the Northeast region of VietNam. In here, you will be fascinated by the grandiose and romantic landscape. There are many places in Cao Bang that have both breathtaking beauty and adventure, one of them is Ban Gioc Waterfall.
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Tourists who travel to Ban Gioc Waterfall are surprised at its majestic and picturesque sight. This definitely is a heart-touching, once in a life-time view. Taking a boat trip is the best option for seeing the waterfall. The boat trip provides you with an opportunity to eat a special kind of local fish. Its name is “tram huong” fish. This is a famous fish in the far north of VietNam. The meat of this fish has a perfume of agarwood. If you arrive to Ban Gioc in September or October, you will have the chance to enjoy Trung Khanh chestnuts, which are very delicious.
Walking Inside Nguom Ngao Cave
Beside Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang is full of other destinations that you must see, such as Nguom Ngao Cave. This cave is about 3 kms to the west of Ban Gioc Waterfall, and it is about 2 144 meters long.
Nguom Ngao cave was formed approximately 300 years ago with three different entrances. In the cave there are majestic, sparking, seven-colored stalactites hanging down from high stone cliffs. Mother Nature creates many magical shapes from these stalactites such as animals, trees, fairies, etc.
Visiting Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda
Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda is located in the Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District. This pagoda is the first pagoda in the frontier land of North Viet Nam. Truc Lam was built in 2013 and completed in 2014. The pagoda’s construction follows VietNam’s traditional architecture. It consists of many parts: a three-door gate; a bell tower; and a statue of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva. The main construction material of this pagoda is stone.
From Truc Lam Pagoda, visitors have a perfect view of Ban Gioc Waterfall. They also can study more about the architecture of Viet Nam. The spectacular sight of Truc Lam Pagoda and its surroundings won’t disappoint.
Visiting Pac Bo Historical Site
Pac Bo is located in Cao Bang province, about 40 km from Cao Bang town.
Pac Bo means “starting point of the river” in local languages. In 1941, President Ho Chi Minh, after 30 years travelling all around the world, walked his first steps in Cao Bang province and chose Pac Bo as the head office of the Vietnamese communist party.
One of the most highlighted destinations in this historical site is Pac Bo Cave. It is like a “live museum” for tourist to learn about the simple life of the hero of the nation.
Tourists come here not only to enjoy the beautiful scenery such as the unique blue colors of the Le Nin Stream, but also to learn more about the VietNam War and our beloved president Ho Chi Minh.
Lenin Stream – Cac Mac Mountain
Lenin Stream and Cac Mac Mountain are two beauty spots located next to Pac Bo Cave. In 1940s, when Uncle Ho and Generals of Viet Nam Army still in Cao Bang, Uncle Ho usually go to Lenin Stream and Cac Mac Mountain to take a rest. Lenin Steam and Cac Mac Mountain is named after Lenin and Karl Marx, two famous political theorists in the world.
Water of Lenin Stream has a unique blue. The stream is smooth and charming, attracts visitor’s attention. Flat of this stream has numerous stone with moss. From above, tourists are able to observe each group of fish swims. Travelling to Lenin Stream, you will feel relax and peaceful.
In the past, local people call Cac Mac Mountain “Phja Tao”, meaning Peach Mountain. According to the myth, this mountain is a peach that fairies left when they returned Heaven. Cac Mac Mountain reflects its shadow to Lenin Stream, make the sight becomes more stately.
Through times, Lenin Stream and Cac Mac Mountain is historical evidences that many generations of Viet Nam want to reserve.
Boat Trip in Thang Hen Lake
Thang Hen is located in Tra Linh District, about 25 km to the north of Cao Bang town. The lake consists of 36 stunning little lakes around the mountains. This place is blessed with charming landscapes of green trees, blue water, and the bending diamond shape around the valley. The water level in the lake changes every day. Travelling by boat is the best way to experience and explore this beautiful natural lake.