Blogs from Cao Bang , Northeast, Vietnam, Asia


Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Cao Bang March 8th 2024

From Hanoi, I headed to Cao Bang. I was actually going to the Ban Gioc Waterfall, a place I had seen on the internet and was fascinated by, but not many tourists had in their plans. Part of the reason why Ban Gioc is off the beaten path is its distance from Hanoi (330KM roughly). I took a bus to Cao Bang, which given some delays, reached late evening and then I took a taxi to cover the last 80KM to my homestay at the Ban Gioc Waterfall. Based on the Quay Son river, Ban Gioc Waterfall is a 30 meter high and 300 meters wide waterfall. What makes it interesting (apart from its stunning beauty), is that it's right on the Vietnam-China border. I wonder why the major waterfalls in the world are on borders ... read more
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Angels Eye mountain

Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Cao Bang October 10th 2014

We were heading to Cao Bang where we were to spend the next day which was around 100 kilometers away. Again it was really picturesque with endless karsts, rice fields, valleys of terraces below the road and tiny villages. The fields were busy with the rice harvest in full swing - some appeared to being cut by hand but most were using tiny machines. The rest of the process though was being done by hand. The rice sheafs were being bundled, tied together with another sheaf and left standing upended to begin the drying process. From above many of the fields were patterned with the different shapes and sizes of the bundles. The women were wearing long black skirts and purple blouses. At 11.30am the roads became busy with streams of school children riding bikes home ... read more
Jerry and I in front of the falls on the Vietnamese side
Lots of little pigs off to the market...
Looking towards the falls

Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Cao Bang June 10th 2014

You want to spend 5 days traveling, taking tours, seeing wonderful caves and waterfalls, and drinking your nights away… all for $80?! It’s not impossible. Follow me and I’ll show you the way. The setting in Lunar New Year, or Tet as the Vietnamese call it. It’s the biggest celebration of the year and most have 2 weeks off to travel to the homeland to visit family and make offerings to God’s and ancestors. Most everything is shut down, especially in the big cities. As an English teacher in Hanoi, I have at my disposal the plush scenery of northern Vietnam. Pick your posion: Cuc Phuong/Ninh Binh, Cat Ba island, Ha Long Bay, Sapa, Mai Chao, Ha Giang, Ba Vi, and Tam Dao to name a few. What we chose to do was head straight up ... read more
off the beaten path
Trung Khanh

Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Cao Bang September 30th 2013

Mmmh kein Text? Nein, diesmal versuchen wir es nur mit Photos. Wir haben ein bisschen mehr Fotos ausgewählt und diese mehr beschrieben. Mal schauen wies ankommt :-) Hier noch die Strecke von Hanoi nach Cao Bang: read more
Büffel am Strassenrand
Vy's Verpflegung

Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Cao Bang June 8th 2012

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 Bằng town at 9am and bought bread and water on a street as we would have lunch quite late at 2pm. The distance from Cao Bằng town to Bản Giốc waterfall is 90km, of which 30km are in bad condition. The mountain scenery along the way is one of the most beautiful landscapes ... read more
On the way to Ngườm Ngao cave
Buffaloes & Bản Giốc waterfall
Tour guide and tourist are pushing the car

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