Ban Gioc Waterfall is the largest and most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam.
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The landscape of Ban Gioc Waterfall, which consists of forests and cliffs, cannot be missed when you visit Vietnam. But somehow, this beautiful landscape is sinking, with the popularity of Halong Bay, which is decorated with limestone islands. Or is Ban Gioc too far from Hanoi, so tourists are lazy to move to the waterfall.
Ban Gioc Waterfall is the largest and most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam. Its charm is built from water flowing from a height of 60 meters in three levels. The cliff face that forms this waterfall extends 300 meters or three times the football field. It is so beautiful, tour agencies in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, promote it on posters in their offices. Even so, Gioc Tires still slip off the radar of world travelers. The location is indeed remote, far on the Vietnamese border with China. Even in China, the waterfall is referred to as Deitan. The exact location is at the northeastern tip of Vietnam in Cao Bang Province. Or 400 km to the east, from Sapa District in Lao Cai Province, which is famous for its terraced rice fields.
Meanwhile, from Hanoi, Ban Gioc is 350 km north of Hanoi. The trip to Ban Gioc from Hanoi can be reached by car or motorbike - the second option is popular with motorbikes. The reason is, the road winds its way through the mountains with wide bends that are comfortable even for novice riders. Although the road is new and in excellent condition, it is also frequented by trucks heading to the Chinese border. So, it's like you motorized in Pantura have to compete with trucks with black smoke and blaring horns. About 5 km before Ban Gioc Waterfall, you will take a bend to Ngam Ngou Cave. Stopping for a while while resting is highly recommended.
The reason is, Ngam Ngou Cave is only 1.65 hours from Ban Gioc. The entry ticket is only around IDR 20,000 - in 45,000 VND. The inside of the cave has a colorful lighting. Stalagmites and stalactites, gilded with light. Make this cave a stopover or an interesting appetizer before meeting Ban Gioc. If you are not satisfied looking at the colossal waterfall from below, try to the left side of the waterfall. Then climb up to find a small temple. Dai the shrine follow the path. You will arrive at the second level of the waterfall. From there the views up and down were just as incredible.