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. The road leading to Ban Gioc Waterfall is crooked and winding 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 Waterfall is divided into two main part (lower waterfall, and higher waterfall). The lower waterfall looking like a soft white silk cloth is 100m wide, 70m high, and 60m deep. The higher waterfall has less water and often parches in dry season. It’s surely one of Vietnam’s most impressive natural sights. 

Ban Gioc is located in the northeastern province of Cao Bang, the falls are 30 metres high and 300 metres across. Ban Gioc are not the highest waterfall in the country but the falls occur on the Quay Son River, a beautiful jade-blue body of water flowing from China through a pastoral landscape of rice fields and bamboo groves surrounded by limestone pinnacles. 

Despite improved road access and public transportation connections, and the popularity of several recent viral drone videos showcasing the majesty of the falls, Ban Gioc is still a relatively off-the-beaten-path sight. Mass tourism has yet to arrive and, outside of weekends and public holidays, there’s rarely more than a trickle of foreign and domestic visitors.

The time to enjoy a Ban Gioc Waterfall tour is from June to October. During the time, the landscapes here look like a picture with beautiful yellow ripe paddy fields. About 20km from Trung Khanh center to the northeast, Ban Gioc Waterfall is a natural border between Vietnam and China. With the width of 208m and the height of about 70m, Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of the biggest waterfalls on border line in the world, ranking 4th, after Niagara Waterfall between Canada and US, Victoria Waterfall between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and Iguazu Waterfall between Brazil and Argentina.

Ban Gioc Waterfall is seen as one of the most precious gift bestowed by The Nature to Cao Bang, Vietnam. It is one of the most outstanding waterfalls in Vietnam. Below the waterfall is Quay Son River with turquoise waters. The river bank has a poetic and fresh scenery with lush green vegetation and azure skies. On the other side of the river is the neighboring country China. 

In summer days, the atmosphere here is very cool. In the morning, that the sunlight shines through the water steam creates a wonderful rainbow. Below the waterfall’s foot is the flat-like-mirror surface water. The river bank is portrayed by lush green paddy fields and serene scenery. Ban Gioc Waterfall also creates many aspirations for artists to create outstanding works of art. Along with majestic mountains and rivers, Ban Gioc Waterfall has been well-known as one of appealing attractions in Cao Bang.

May be it will be a good choice for your next trip in Vietnam, right? Give me your opinion down please…

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