Ban Gioc Waterfall Cao Bang

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Ban Gioc waterfall location

Ban Gioc Waterfall, which is 90km from Cao Bang town, lies on the border with China. It takes around two hours to drive from Cao bang to Ban Gioc Waterfall. The echo of the falls can be heard some kilometers away from Trung Khanh.

Ban Gioc waterfall map


Ban Gioc is the largest waterfall in Vietnam which lies at the height of 53m and width of 300m. The waterfall comprises 3 layers with water falling from the peak, creating spectacular scenery. It would be a miss if you ignore the paddy fields along the way leading to the base of the falls.

In order to visit ban Gioc waterfall, you need a permit issued by local police. In fact, hotels in Cao Bang can help you to get this document.

It is advisable that you visit Ban Gioc waterfall from May to September when the falls are more impressive. The temperature around the waterfall is remarkably cool thanks to the water mist in the air.

There is a large river at the foot of the waterfall which is surrounded by lots of precious species of flowers. In the early 1920s, French people started building cottages on the river banks for relaxation.