Travel Guide

Explore Cao Bang in a one-night-two-day tour


Cao Bang is a beautiful northern province of Vietnam with vast forest, majestic mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, pretty village, and stunning terrace fields. It’s an ideal place for Vietnam tour operators to organize a wonderful adventure tour to explore the stunning nature here. This Vietnam travel review will suggest you some destination for your 1-night-2-day tour in Cao Bang.

1. Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc is one of the most splendid and majestic waterfalls in Vietnam. It’s located on the flow of Quay Son River in the border between Vietnam and China, in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province. This is the most famous tourist site of Cao Bang. A giant amount of water of Quay Son River falls down from the height of 30 meters day by day, through limestone steps and flat stones, creating white strips and clouds of bubbles on the way falling down from the top of the fall.


[Ban Gioc Waterfall]

In sunny days, under the sparkling sunlight, these bubble strips and clouds become more glistening and fanciful, sometimes, it creates a gorgeous rainbow. At the foot of the fall, there is a calm, large and crystal-clear river, against which the majestic fall, green grass lawn, and vast green forest are silhouetted to create a fairyland. When visiting Cao Bang in a Vietnam local tour, you should not miss this site.


[Sparkling fall under the sunlight]

2. Nguom Ngao Cave

Nguom Ngao Cave is located in Gun village, Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh district, about 3km from Ban Gioc Fall, so, it’s very convenient to reach here from Ban Gioc Fall in your 1-night-2-day tour in Cao Bang. This cave is over 2000m long, with three main doors, namely Nguom Ngao, Nguom Lom, and Ban Thuon. In Tay ethnic language, Nguom Ngao means Tiger Cave. It’s one of the most well-known and attractive tourist sites in this mountainous province.


[Stalactites in Nguom Ngao Cave]

Exploring deeper in this cave, you will be impressed deeply by the fanciful beauty of Nguom Ngao with layers of sparkling, yellow stalactite in different shapes. These stalactite columns grow from the bottom to the top of the fall from the ceiling of the cave, making a wonderful natural scenery.

3. Thang Hen Lake

Another must-see landscape in Cao Bang province that attracts a lot of Vietnam local tour operator is Thang Hen Lak in Quoc Toan commune, Tra Linh district, Cao Bang province. This lake is in rhombus shape with the width ranging from 100 to 300 meters, and the lengths from 500 to 1000 meters. It’s also a must-see destination in your 1-night-2-day tour in Cao Bang.


[Thang Hen Lake]

Totally located in the heart of a mountain, this lake is surrounded by lush forests. Branches of forest trees stretching out in the cliffs are silhouetted against the calm surface of the lake, creating a picturesque scenery. There is a large cave from which water flows to the lake day by day. The water always has a poetry jade green color, so, even in flooding season, Thang Hen Lake is still beautifully green.

4. Pac Bo Cave – Lenin Stream

Visiting Cao Bang, you should not miss Pac Bo Cave and Lenin Stream – the most famous tourist destinations for an adventure and historical tour. This complex of tourist site is located in Pac Bo village, Truong Ha commune, Ha Quang district, about 55km away to the north of Cao Bang city center. In Pac Bo Cave, nearly Lenin Stream, the greatest Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh lived, worked and led our resistance war to overcome the hardest time and win a victory.


[Pac Bo Cave]

Vietnam tour operators will lead you to Uncle Ho Memorial House, Coc Bo Cave where Uncle Ho lived and worked when he was in Cao Bang. Lung Lan Cave, Nguom Vai Cave, Bo Bam Cave, Co Rac Cave, the foundation of Ly Quoc Sung’s house, Khuoi Nam tent, the foundation of La Thanh’s house, Cac Mac Mountain, Nam Stream, the stone table where a lot of revolutionary discussions were held, Lenin Stream and so on.


[Lenin Stream]

There are many other beautiful landscapes in Cao Bang you can visit. Above are four most famous destinations that you should visit during your 1-night-2-day tour in Cao Bang. Visiting this mountainous province, remember to visit and explore the natural and historical beauty of these tourist sites.

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