Ban Gioc waterfall is the most beautiful in Vietnam, the largest in Southeast Asia and the fourth largest natural waterfalls of the world among the falls located on a national border. A trip to discover this fascinating waterfall will be a memorable experience during your visit to Vietnam.
Ban Gioc Falls is situated in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh District, from the city of Cao Bang nearly 90 km and from Hanoi 400 km. The path to Ban Gioc is winding with sharp bends, but the air is fresh along with beautiful and charming landscape.
You can get to Ban Gioc by motorbike or car starting from Hanoi. If traveling by motorcycle, your hours will be flexible to be able to stop on the beautiful roads before reaching Ban Gioc. You can also go by passenger car as your moving time will be faster, about 9 hours. Prices of passenger car from My Dinh, Luong Yen station to Ban Gioc ranging around 190-210k.
The climate in Ban Gioc is divided into two distinct seasons: the rainy season - the dry season. The rainy season starts from June to September when Ban Gioc is most majestic and flow in abundance, so if coming here this season you will have chance to see the ravishingly glamorous waterfall, but movement will be difficult since the road's prone to landslides due to rain. As for the dry season from October to May the following year, in this time Ban Gioc’s quite peaceful, clear blue water and ripe rice field at the foot of waterfalls creating a romantic setting than ever. According to some experienced backpacker, August is the best time to visit Ban Gioc as this time travelers can not only admire Ban Gioc’s majestic beauty but also the rainbow from above. On the other hand, the weather is quite cool and pleasant so you can combine with other tourist activities such as climbing, caving....
Also, in your Vietnam Northeast Tour in general and journey to explore Ban Gioc in particular you should spare a moment to visit some famous tourist attractions in Cao Bang: Lenin Stream, Pac Bo Cave and Nguom Ngao cave.