Cao Bang Vietnam remains pristine, beautiful, and spectacular with the heavenly waterfalls and mysterious caves that marvel visitors. In particular, both Ban Gioc Waterfall and Nguom Ngao Cave are the captivating sights of Nature that are always present on the tour itinerary to this Vietnam northern destination. Besides, the local culture of the Tay ethnic group is a beautiful trait to experience. Ecotourism and culture in the sites are beyond the expectation.
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Blessed with the natural essentials of mountains, rivers, forests, caves, and waterfalls, Cao Bang is most famous for the mighty Ban Gioc Waterfall located in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, around 370km from Hanoi. This eco-site is situated on the flow of Quay Son River and is even voted as one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, which is ideal for sightseeing, photography, and motorcycling along the scenic ride. Its measurement is of 30m high and 300m wide, making it the widest waterfall in the Vietnam – China borders (but not the highest). In fact, Touropia Magazine did rank Ban Gioc Waterfall Cao Bang as one of top 10 waterfalls in the world. Highlights of the paradisiac waterfall are the evergreen forests, fresh atmosphere, picturesque spectacle, mighty three-layer white foam, and roaring echo.
There is even the Ban Gioc Waterfall Tourism Complex which is open to the tourists worldwide, as the magnetic ecotourism area in all seasons. If you ask Ban Gioc Waterfall best time to visit, then it’s necessary to know the local weather in common. The dry months begin from October to May, which helps the scenery to be pleasant and fairylike while water is blue and clean. And, the rainy months are from June to September, when the waterfall becomes quite powerful with the ample foams and strong flows. Vietnam Travel Tips advise you to get there in early morning, you contemplate how the sun shines through steam and forms the sparkling rainbow.
Nguom Ngao Cave
Just 3km from Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave is the mystic and captivating site included in the magnetic ecotourism zones of Cao Bang. Situated in Gun Village, Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, this antique cave preserves the age-old stalagmites and stalactites which have been weathered and shaped in an enigmatic way. The cave is 2.144m long, with 3 entrances, and considered as one of the most beautiful caves in northeastern Vietnam. It was first discovered in 1921 and then opened to visitors since 1996.
Scenery inside the cave is enthralling and fairylike, with the weird-shaped and seven-colored limestone formations that make you feel “unbelievable.” There are some moments that you wonder how Nature could create such the fantastic limestone shapes of the human body, animal, fairy, lotus bulb, etc. The harmonious sound of water and stone can eventually calm the mind. The visit to the cave interior keeps you busy with imagining of the stalagmite shapes and relishing the perfect balance. The access becomes easy thanks to the asphalted road from Highway 206, the cemented lines in some corners of the cave associated with the light systems.
Travel to Cao Bang for ecotourism
The good Cao Bang Tour Packages should include time to explore the clusters of the natural Ban Gioc Waterfall and Nguom Ngao Cave. As the highlights of Nature are rich and pristine, the off-the-beaten-track ecotourism in these addresses ensures the fascinating adventure. And, whenever your belly wants food, catch the opportunity to eat the roasted duck of 7 flavors, Trung Khanh chestnuts, “Bánh Khảo” (a kind of glutinous rice cake), “Bánh Trứng Kiến” (ant-egg cake), “Bánh Cuốn” (stuffed and rolled cake), etc.
Start a Ban Gioc Waterfall Day Tour, including Nguom Ngao Cave exploration, the true essence of Nature can steal your heart.
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