As one of the most famous destinations in Asia, Vietnam is home to numerous stunning landscapes which any tourist should visit once. If you have the chance to travel to the North, do not miss to see the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam named Ban Gioc.
The legend of Ban Gioc Waterfall
The legend said that there was a gorgeous girl who was going to marry the king, but she escaped with her lover. After finding each other, they went to paradise together. The people witnessed it rained all week long. Water flooded streams, and no one dared to go out because of the heavy rain with severe thunder. Strangely, when the rain stopped, people saw two large waterfalls poured whitewater on the side of the village. At the foot of the waterfall, the water was very green and clear. Since then, people call this place Ban Gioc waterfall in order to remember the memory of a king’s advances, is also the pride of the Tay people.
Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall
Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Quy Xuan River is located in Cao Bang Province, nears the Sino-Vietnamese border. Today, Ban Gioc Waterfall is considered to be the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam, located on the border between Vietnam and China. It is also noted as the largest natural waterfall in Southeast Asia and the fourth largest in waterfalls on a national boundary.
The waterfall falls thirty meters. It is separated into three falls by rocks and trees, and the thundering effect of the water hitting the cliffs can be heard kilometers away from Trung Khanh.
The rains at the start of winter season create majestic flows cascading down many steps, forming various large waterfalls and mist flies like a white silk stripping across the ridge .
Ban Doc Waterfall is situated in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District. The Quay Son River rises from China flowing into Vietnam in Po Peo (Ngoc Khe Commune) and to communes including Dinh Phong and Chi Vien. When it reaches Dam Thuy Commune of Trung Khanh District, the mild river circles around Co Muong mountain bottom and flows to rice fields of Dam Thuy towards the large maize alluvial plain of Ban Gioc village. Here, the flow divides into many branches and lowers its flow to creat Ban Gioc Waterfall.
Ban Gioc Waterfall is divided into 2 branches. The large branch with low elevations flows through low limestone steps. The other is smaller but higher, flowing gently like the beautiful girl’s hair. In addition to the two falls that can be easily seen below, many adventurers climb the trail to admire the second and third floors of the falls. The second floor of the waterfall is a small lake bed about 30 m wide, water flows from small streams into the lake and from the lake down to the first waterfall. The highest level of the falls is the small one but fast flowing stream. Exploring these places is very dangerous, especially in the flooding water season. Because the path is purely a trail and easy to slip. Therefore, you should not swim in the waterfall, especially in the flood season.
The beauty of Ban Gioc waterfall
Coming to Ban Gioc waterfall in different time, visitors feel completely new. It is said that the beauty of the Ban Gioc waterfall is divided into two seasons: rainy season and dry season. The rainy season starts from June to September when the water turns into red and excruciating which create the white foam and beautiful scene. The dry season starts from October to May when the water is green and quiet.
The temperature near the waterfall is remarkably cool, due to the water mist in the air. At the foot of the waterfall is a large river, as calm as glass, surrounded by many precious kinds of flowers.
The sight in Ban Gioc Waterfall brings a poetic, fresh, quiet beauty of water, forest and cloud area mixed with village atmosphere of mountainous ethnic minorities.
Coming to Ban Gioc, Cao Bang, besides the interesting view of the majestic beauty and poetry of Ban Gioc waterfall, you can also choose specialties that are extremely rich because of the unique characteristics of ethnic minority cuisine.
The best time to visit this beautiful waterfall is from September to December when the water is green and gentle. The early December is the time of buckwheat flowers and wild sunflowers.
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