Cao Bang Vietnam Information
Location: 272 km north of Hanoi
Provincial population: over 500,000
Ban Gioc waterfall, significant Ho Chi Minh historical sites, ethnic markets, off the beaten track adventure.
Cao Bang is a province in the Northeast of Vietnam, bordering China. There are nine ethnic minorities living in Cao Bang, including the Tay, Nung, Dao, and H’mong.Famous sites include Thang Then Lake in Tra Linh, Ban Gioc Fall in Trung Khanh, and Ba Be Lakes in Ba Be. Several sites where Uncle Ho lived and worked before the August 1945 Revolution include Pac Bo, Coc Bo Cave, Lenin Stream, and Khuoi Nam Stream.
Ban Gioc Fall is situated in Trung Khanh district in Cao Bang province near the Sino-Vietnamese border. The echo of the falls can be heard kilometers away from Trung Khanh. The temperature near the waterfall is remarkably cool, due to the mist in the air.
At the foot of the waterfall is a large river, as calm as glass, surrounded by many precious types of flowers. Ban Gioc Fall is famous for a famous fish named Tram Huong. In the early 1920s, French people started building holiday cottages on the river banks. They would come here to relax, fish for the tram huong, and hunt deer.
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