Bản Giốc waterfall (North East - Part 4)


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June 8th 2012
Published: June 8th 2012
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Day 2 & Day 3 of the 4 day North East trip (29 & 30 May) - We left Chợ Rã town near Ba Bể lake at 5:30am and traveled up north to Bản Giốc waterfall on the Vietnam – China border line. We were all excited as we would experience the most interesting part of the trip. After having breakfast on the top of Đèo Gió pass, we moved on to Cao Bằng town along Highway No. 3. We got to Cao B... Read Full Entry



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On the way to Ngườm Ngao caveOn the way to Ngườm Ngao cave
On the way to Ngườm Ngao cave

Horses and buffaloes are the two types of animals which the locals raise and use for doing farming works.
Lenin stream in Pác BóLenin stream in Pác Bó
Lenin stream in Pác Bó

This is the place where Hồ Chí Minh used to sit and catch fishes. He lived in this area during 1941 and 1942.
Border belt (near Cốc Bó cave)Border belt (near Cốc Bó cave)
Border belt (near Cốc Bó cave)

The area where Hồ Chí Minh used to live in 1941 is very close to China.
View of Bản Giốc waterfall from the roadView of Bản Giốc waterfall from the road
View of Bản Giốc waterfall from the road

The mountain range on the other side of the waterfall and river is belonged to China.
View from Bản Giốc waterfallView from Bản Giốc waterfall
View from Bản Giốc waterfall

Vietnamese land - so close to China.
Lenin stream in Pác BóLenin stream in Pác Bó
Lenin stream in Pác Bó

We walked along the stream and saw some places that were related to Hồ Chí Minh.
Buildings on Chinese sideBuildings on Chinese side
Buildings on Chinese side

Buildings of the custom office on Chinese side. (Các tòa nhà của Hải quan Trung Quốc ở phía bên kia sông Quây Sơn)
Walking to Ngườm Ngao caveWalking to Ngườm Ngao cave
Walking to Ngườm Ngao cave

Two big words "Ngườm Ngao" and the exit gate of the cave.
Walking to Ngườm Ngao caveWalking to Ngườm Ngao cave
Walking to Ngườm Ngao cave

The scenery along the way to the cave is so beautiful.
On the way to Bản Giốc waterfallOn the way to Bản Giốc waterfall
On the way to Bản Giốc waterfall

Mountain scenery like this all the way from Cao Bằng town to Bản Giốc waterfall (90km).
Road toward Vietnam - China border gateRoad toward Vietnam - China border gate
Road toward Vietnam - China border gate

If we go on following this road, we will get to a border gate for the commercial exchange between Vietnam and China, but it's mainly used for the trucks to carry goods. (Đi tiếp về hướng này sẽ tới cửa khẩu tiều ngạch giữa Việt Nam và trung Quốc, chủ yếu dành cho xe tải chở hàng).
Poster at Bản Giốc waterfallPoster at Bản Giốc waterfall
Poster at Bản Giốc waterfall

See you again at Bản Giốc waterfall! - May 2012



8th June 2012

Hi, Hong Ha, This part of your trip is very exiting with experience of your vehicle stuck in the mud :). Ban Gioc Waterfall is not high but the water looks powerfull from the photos. Thank you for sharing your trip with us.
8th June 2012

Ban Gioc waterfall
The Sub-waterfall on Vietnamese side is 30m high, while the Main-waterfall is lower but it has 4 levels and it looks beautiful. The Chinese are smart enough to get the beautiful part of the waterfall because in dry season there is not much water in the Sub-waterfall.
8th June 2012

North East - part 4
Thanks for another super blog. The waterfalls look beautiful. The human interest side of the trip, with the help you received from the truck driver and the local people is typical of the better side of human nature that sometimes happens when travelling.
9th June 2012

Beautiful Falls
Hi Ha! It was nice seeing you again in Hanoi. Keep on blogging and sharing those beautiful photos.
11th June 2012

Great trip!
Thanks Hong Ha. I was so pleased to hear about your trip to the waterfall and PAC Bo cave and to see those wonderful photos. When I went to Cao Ban a couple of years ago I was unable to organise anything to get to either of those places. Fortunately I really liked Cao Bang and enjoyed exploring all around the city. Now I you have inspired me to have another go.
14th June 2012

Chị Hà ơi hôm nay em mới vào đọc blog của chị được...chị viết hay quá. Cho phép em share bài này cho mọi người nhé. Vì cung đường này cũng còn rất mới và ít người biết đến. Hy vọng sau này sẽ có nhiều khách du lịch đến với Cung Đường Đông Bắc này.......thực sự là ấn tượng và có nhiều trải nghiệm. Cảm ơn chị nhiều.
17th June 2013

dear hanoi girl I went to ban gioc waterfall apr 2013 . there is mini-bus from cao bang town starting 7:30 am back 1:30pm. 80000 dong all the way road condition very not like what u have mentioned. I hope move people know about this elvin tokonglee666@yahoo.com malaysia
30th May 2015

Ban Gioc Waterfall On Top World Most Majestic Waterfall
Ban Gioc Waterfall On Top World Most Majestic Waterfall. Thrillist website has launched a list of top world most majestic waterfall, of which has a representative from Vietnam, it is Ban Gioc waterfall. Ban Gioc waterfall is situated on Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province; is about 20 km from Trung Khanh district center in the northwest. Ban Gioc looks like a white silk weaved by fairies of northeast forests and mountains. Ban Gioc waterfall, Cao Bang is well- known for the most waterfall in Vietnam. This is one of the most four biggest natural waterfall in the world and situated on the national border of two countries. source from http://vietnam-online.org/?p=1702

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