Ban Gioc waterfall is located between Vietnam and China. If viewed from the bottom of the waterfall. The waterfall on the left and the western half of the right falls under the sovereignty of Vietnam in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province.
The eastern side of the right falls under China’s sovereignty in Dazhou Village, Thinglong Township, Danyang District, Chongqing City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The waterfall is about 20 km northeast of Chongqing, about 208 km from the Nanning capital of Guangxi.
How Ban Gioc Waterfall is Unique?
From China’s point of view, the main waterfall and the waterfall are two separate waterfalls, the main waterfall (Duc Thien) has a width of 100 m, a depth of 60 m and a height of 70 m. From the Vietnamese perspective, the Ban Gioc waterfall includes both main and secondary waterfalls with a total width of 208 m. Ban Gioc waterfall is divided into two parts. The southern part is called Cao waterfall. The Low Waterfall is the main waterfall located on the northern border of Vietnam and China.
Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of the fourth largest waterfall on a border between countries. (After the Iguazu Falls between Brazil – Argentina, Victoria Falls between Zambia – Zimbabwe and Niagara Falls between Canada and the United States). However, according to Xinhua, Ban Gioc waterfall is the second largest waterfall in the world. Ban Gioc Waterfall is the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia. Ban Gioc Waterfall is located on the flow of the Qui Son River.
This river originates from China, flowing toward the border of the two countries and then into the Vietnam. The territory at Po Peo in Ngoc Khe commune, Trung Khanh district. From Ngoc Khe commune, the river flows through the communes of Đinh Phong, Chí Viễn, Đàm Thỷ commune. The river is hovering at the foot of Cô Đông Mountain and through the fields of Đàm Thỷ, through the cornfield in Ban Gioc village, back Borderline and then split into several branches. The river suddenly fell down about 35 m, forming the Ban Gioc waterfall. After dropping down to the foot of the falls, the river turns completely into China territory.
On sunny days, the steam from the falls creates rainbows. In the middle of the waterfall is the Vietnam-China border marker. This milestone was determined by the Treaty on the Border between the two countries in 1999.
When is the best time to visit Ban Gioc waterfall?
Many people before going to go to Ban Gioc Waterfall should go in any season, Which season to go to Ban Gioc Waterfall beautiful? You just need to notice a bit will see, go to the waterfall must go in the rainy season. When the amount of water poured from the source will make many beautiful waterfall shimmering. Cao Bang rainy season in particular and northern mountainous provinces generally in the summer. It’s from June to September. Therefore, the choice to Ban Gioc this season will be more beautiful, but because of the rainy season North usually pull the flash flood is quite dangerous so if you go you should choose the time after the end of the rain for safety.
How to go to Ban Gioc waterfall?
About 400 km from Hanoi, going to Ban Gioc with a motorbike will be an interesting option with crowded groups. By motorbike, you can combine Ha Giang, Bac Kan or Lang Son to make the trip longer.
Accommodation in Ban Gioc
There is 4 star Saigon – Ban Gioc resort of Saigon Tourist company right in the area, if you can afford hotel and stay here. This resort is about 700m from Ban Gioc waterfall.
What to do when you go to Ban Gioc Waterfall?
It is clear that only cascades play right? Speaking so on the way to Ban Gioc there are quite a few good points that you can combine to go along, sometimes have the opportunity to travel Cao Bang. It’s would be wonderful Ban Gioc waterfall tours from June to Sept yearly.