Ban Gioc Waterfall - A true hidden gem of Vietnam

The majestic Ban Gioc waterfall is without a doubt a highlight of the Cao Bang region in the north of Vietnam.

Use this opportunity, and visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam AND Southeast Asia before it becomes too crowded.

Nestled in the Quay Son river on the Vietnam-China border, the waterfall is about 300 meters wide and 30 meters high.

Ban Gioc is the fourth largest waterfall in the world among waterfalls located on an international border.

The waterfall is located in a remote village on the Chinese border in Cao Bang province, approximately 350 kilometers from Hanoi and 90 km east of Cao Bang.

Some things you can do: - take a boat ride closer to the waterfall - take in the view from the pagoda on a nearby hill - explore a cave - stay in an authentic homestay - visit Phong Nam valley

Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda

Tiger Cave

Phong Nam Valley

Ban Gioc area recently started gaining popularity, so don’t expect some fancy accommodations here. At least not yet.

Although there are hotels in the area,  we’d highly recommend you stay in a homestay to get the best experience. 

Staying in a homestay also means you have a better chance of having delicious local food.

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