Ban Gioc Waterfall Vietnam is on the border with China. It is over 90 km from Cao Bang , equivalent with more than 2 hour drive each way. The echo of the falls can be heard some kilometers away from Trung Khanh.
Ba Be Lake
Its name comes from the Montagnard languages and sometimes spelt as Ban Doc. Though not the highest, Ban Gioc Waterfall is the largest fall in Vietnam. At the height of 53m and 300m wide, Ban Gioc Waterfall has 3 layers and water from the peak create spectacular scenery as well as merry booms and sounds that could be heard from distance. Half of the pleasure is walking across paddy fields to reach the base of the falls.
There is no official border checkpoint at this spot but a permit issued by the local police is required to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall. In fact, hotels in Cao Bang can help you to prepare this document.
when to go?
The water is enough any time year round to make your trip worthwhile. But its volume changes considerably between the dry and rainy season. And best time to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall is from May to September, when the falls are most impressive.
,Bac Can Province lie in the middle of a vast limestone mountain range of Ba Be national park, belong to Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province, 240km from the north-west of Hanoi. Ba Be Lake itself is actually three smaller lakes joined together – Pe Lam, Pe Lu and Pe Leng. The climate is cool with an average temperature of 22ºC. The best time to visit the area is during the dry season, which is during winter and spring. The area was established as a national preserved forest and tourist center in 1978.Ba Be Lake, located 145m above sea level, are among the largest natural lakes in Vietnam with a total surface area of 500ha. The surface of the lake was tranquil – a beauty spot if ever there was one, in this land of so much beauty. Visitors will have an unforgettable stay in the mountains by the lakes, enjoying sightseeing boat trips, hikes, and water sports.
Ba Be Lake Vietnam area has a lot to offer, including waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes, and caves all set amidst picturesque landscapes. Ba Be Lake Vietnam are location in surrounded by National Park with many ancient trees, from which several varieties of precious wood are obtained. Up to 30 animal species such as wild pigs, bears, panthers, monkeys, and birds inhabit the area.
From Ba Be Lake, tourists can visit other neighboring scenic attractions such as Dau Dang Fall, Puong Cave, and Tien Pond. Passing by Puong Cave (30m high, 300m long), cruise past the villages of Tau, Cam and Hua Tang, and navigate the way through the river’s forks and brooks, tourists will reach Dau Dang Falls. Catch the breath: it’s worth it. They fall, they drip, they cascade. Take a pick of superlatives. Take a pick of times of day for paying a visit. The falls laps over 1,000m on three levels, each bursting with energy from the mountains that help fuel them.