Ban Gioc Waterfall Everything you need to know

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Ban Gioc Waterfall where is it?

On the Quay Son River, which forms the boundary between Vietnam and China, is the Ban Gioc Waterfall, also known as Deitan Falls in China. This is in the province of Cao Bang, which is primarily rural, in the extreme northeast of Vietnam. Imagine it as being 400 kilometres to the east and as far north as Sapa.

The waterfall is situated 350 kilometres north of Hanoi. Therefore, it is around 85 kilometres (km) northeast of Cao Bang city, or a two-hour drive along the motorway.

Waterfall Motorcycle Loop in Ban Gioc

Taking your own motorbike from Cao Bang is the best method to get to Ban Gioc Waterfall. When travelling through the Vietnamese countryside on a motorcycle, you may take your time and stop at sights along the road, including the Ngam Ngou Cave and the traditional Vietnam Homestay run by Kieu Chinh.

When taking a motorbike from Cao Bang to Ban Gioc Waterfall, there are two options. Each path is distinct, and if you’re feeling daring, you might even combine them to create a longer loop that goes from Cao Bang to Waterfall.

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The simple route is the DT206, which takes a left turn at the Quan Uyen crossroads and proceeds along a newly sealed 2-lane highway. With wide-reaching bends that are comfortable for a novice rider, the route winds back and forth up through the highlands.

The road is in excellent shape,

although vehicles travelling towards the China border frequently use it as well. Prepare to pass a lot of vehicles on dangerous hairpin turns, or prepare to breathe exhaust fumes for the ensuing few hours.

You will pass a turnoff for the Ngam Ngou Cave about 5 km before the Ban Gioc Waterfall. Considering that it only costs 45,000 VND, it shouldn’t take more than 1.5 to 2 hours to visit.

The DT207, which can be reached by making a right turn at the Quan Uyen crossroads, is the more daring choice. This route travels via a bumpy, pothole-filled, and largely unpaved road in rural Vietnam.

Even though it is only an extra 20 km long, the bad road conditions make it take at least 4-5 hours longer to accomplish. You can damage your motorbike or yourself if you ride too quickly.

There are more buffalo than trucks on route DT207. Little kids run amok while elderly women serve hot Pho soup and bulls plough the ground in preparation for farming.

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It is improbable that you will go from Cao Bang to Ban Gioc Waterfall and back in a single day if you choose the entire loop option (routes 1 and 2). The small but welcoming Minh Van Hotel is located in the village of Thanh Nhat, where you should schedule your rest stop. There aren’t many alternatives available.

Ban Gioc Waterfall excursions

Try a tour if riding a motorbike to the Ban Gioc Waterfall sounds like too much of an adventure. Trips from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall often last three days and include stops at Ba Be Lake, the Ngam Ngou cave, and local homestays along the way.

What is the price of Ban Gioc Waterfall?

It costs 45,000 VND to enter the Ban Gioc Waterfall (roughly USD 2.50).

Parking a motorbike in the vicinity of the waterfall costs an additional 10,000 VND (roughly USD 0.50).

For an extra cost, you can board a raft boat if you’d like to get a little closer to the waterfall. I chose to ignore this.

The undiscovered route to ascend Ban Gioc Waterfall

Moreover, there is a secluded trail that may be used to hike up Waterfall. A little tiled shrine is located up on the left side of the main waterfall. You must now search for a rocky, overgrown path that ascends the hill straight for about 15 metres.

Just say it was The Lost Passport’s fault if you are caught ascending this “restricted track.”

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