Ban Gioc Waterfalls - Waterfall majestic but romantic in Vietnam

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Ban Gioc Waterfalls is regarded as the biggest waterfall in South East Asia, and the fourth biggest natural waterfall in the world located on a national border line. Ban Goc Waterfall, also known as Ban Gioc–Detian Falls, is situated in Dam Thu Commune in Trung Khanh District, about 90km from Cao Bang Province in Vietnam. Trip to Ban Gioc waterfall, you have to go through the winding road and crooked with narrow turning point. The atmosphere here is very fresh with countryside landscapes. The waterfall is described as a white silk amid the jungle.
Ban Gioc Waterfalls - Waterfall majestic but romantic in Vietnam
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The first impression comes to your mind is just “Amazing!” when you see Ban Gioc waterfall. Located in the North of the country, this is one of the biggest cross-border waterfalls in the world such as Iguazu and Niagara and no less famous than the two names by beauty and majesty.

Ban Gioc Waterfall is divided into two main part (lower waterfall, and higher waterfall). The lower waterfall looking like a soft white silk cloth is over 200 meters wide and a drop of more than 70 meters. The higher waterfall has less water and often parches in dry season.

Ban Gioc Waterfall offers a stunning site of 3 layers of cliffs among a picturesque, rich green background. The breathtaking sight of this waterfall bares a graceful, fresh beauty of water, the pure green of the forest, pristine and unique beauty of the ethnic villages. To experience more, you can even jump into a large natural pool near there to swim, but make sure not to get close to the main waterfall.

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Photo by Bùi Thụy Đào Nguyên
Next to Ban Gioc Waterfall is Nguom Ngao Cave of 3km long. The cave is seen as one of beautiful caves in Vietnam. Along with the striking natural landscapes of mountains, rivers, and amazing caves nearby, Ban Gioc Waterfall is not just an attractive tourist site, but also a great hydroelectric source in Cao Bang in the future. The weather in Ban Gioc is portrayed by the moderate climate. There are four seasons in a year: spring, summer, fall, and winter. The average temperature in summer is 25-28 degree Celsius; in winter is 16-17 degree Celsius. Sometimes, there is snow in winter. From Hanoi, tourists travel on National Route 3 to Cao Bang, about 272km. From Cao Bang Town, they keep traveling to Trung Khanh District - about 65km. Ban Gioc Waterfall is about 20km to the northeast of Trung Khanh. The only way to get there is by car, or coach. It takes about 9 hours.

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