Ban Viet Lake


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Ban Viet Lake

Cao Bang is not only known as an important border province with Vietnam. But is also famous for possessing many impressive tourist attractions and attractions. One of them, Ban Viet Lake, cannot be missed with its peaceful, lyrical beauty surrounded by pleasant green natural forests.

When coming here, visitors not only get to see beautiful scenery. But also have their souls “healed” by staying away from the hustle and bustle, noise and dust of the city. Let’s explore this beautiful lake with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Ban Viet lake?

Famous and known as the largest lake in Cao Bang today, with a total area of about 5 hectares in Ban Viet hamlet, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province, Vietnam. Currently, the lake is located about 18 km southwest of Ban Gioc waterfall. And only about 71 km from Cao Bang city and about 321 km northeast of Hanoi.

2. How is Ban Viet lake unique?

Ban Viet Lake is a clear blue freshwater lake amidst the peaceful natural scenery of Cao Bang. Coming here, visitors can not only admire a beautiful and enchanting ink painting. But also discover the interesting life of the mountain people here.

Ban Viet Lake is a 5-hectare artificial lake, divided into 4 branches and surrounded by mountains and rich vegetation. The ecosystem around the lake is extremely diverse, creating a vivid, colorful and extremely poetic natural picture.

With a location hidden deep in the middle of majestic mountains. Especially forests, the lake has a very peaceful and calm beauty. Coming here, visitors feel like they have set foot in a fairyland – a place with only fresh, green nature. This is an ideal place for visitors to experience picnicking, camping, trekking, etc. It’s a great idea for trekking adventure in Vietnam.

Ban Viet Lake is as beautiful as a forgotten paradise on earth. Coming here, you will feel the gentle, gentle and loving natural space. Surf on the gentle waves on Ban Viet Lake, breathe in the fresh air of nature. Suddenly, my soul becomes light and soaring, looking at the green forest dotted with red maple leaves, creating a poetic and lyrical scene like the poetic European landscape.

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3. When is the best time to visit Ban Viet Lake?

Characteristic of the four seasons of Northern Vietnam. Cao Bang will have its own unique beauty depending on the time and this is no exception with Ban Viet Lake. Depending on each person’s interests and desires, they can choose a specific time to visit the lake. Also admire the beauty of this Vietnamese border province.

If you choose the time from January to June, you will see it more crowded than usual. Because at this time many tourists from far away come here to visit. At the same time, the weather is also quite favorable, helping the trip retain many memorable memories.

However, one piece of advice for you if you want to see the calm, romantic and unique lake surface is to travel in the winter. Specifically, the period from November to January of the following year. At this time, not only is there a peaceful beauty. But the lake surface is also dotted with the red color of maple leaves, creating an extremely romantic space scene.

Although the weather is quite cold, this experience will definitely make you satisfied and excited. Sitting on the boat gliding along the gentle waves, looking at the forest of red maple leaves covering a corner of the sky, our soul feels like it is being watered under the airy, soft, gentle, pure natural atmosphere.

4. How to get to Ban Viet Lake?

Currently, the transportation infrastructure system is developed, so traveling from Hanoi to Ban Viet Lake – Cao Bang is also more convenient. Below are some instructions on how to get to Ban Viet Lake:

4.1 Traveling by personal vehicle:

This is the means of transport chosen by many tourists on the Hanoi – Ban Viet journey. The car departs from Hanoi along National Highway 1A, through Lang Son province. Then continues along National Highway 4A, crosses the Bang River bridge. After that enters National Highway 3, goes to Doai Duong and goes another 20 km to Ban Viet Lake.

4.2 Traveling by bus:

Passenger buses from Hanoi – Cao Bang own high quality cars, safe and smooth rides. Especially at very affordable prices.

To catch a bus, you go to My Dinh bus station to buy a ticket for the Hanoi – Trung Khanh route. Buying a ticket at the station will ensure your benefits are better. To go to Trung Khanh bus station, take a motorbike taxi or taxi to go another 12km. Arrive at Ban Viet Lake.

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5. Activities and experiences at Ban Viet Lake

5.1 Walking by the lake and feel the peaceful atmosphere

Coming to Ban Viet Lake in Cao Bang, visitors can choose to walk around the lake. During this time, you can fully admire the surrounding scenery and enjoy the fresh air gently. This will be a suitable experience for tourists who want to find a peaceful place, away from the fatigue and stress of work and life.

5.2 Enjoying camping experience

For tourists traveling with friends or family, the experience of camping overnight near the lake will bring memorable memories. You can enjoy the fresh, cool atmosphere. Especially organize small dinners and interesting games with your loved ones during this time. This will definitely be an unforgettable memory for everyone after the trip ends.

5.3 Joining Trekking to conquer yourself

If you love outdoor activities and discovering new things at Ban Viet Lake, then participating in Trekking when coming to Cao Bang will be a great choice. During this process, visitors not only get to exercise, learn more about the mountainous landscape. Beside seeing many peaceful, fresh scenes of Vietnam’s border lands.

5.4 Rowing along the lake

One of the interesting experiences when visiting Cao Bang’s largest artificial lake is rowing along the lake. With a quiet lake surface and romantic scenery, the boating process will help you easily enjoy the space here, touching the cool water. In particular, visitors can also freely take “virtual” photos with amazing backgrounds.

5.5 Riding a bicycle around the lake

On the soft winding roads is also an extremely interesting experience, passing through the cool green forests, breathing fresh air, admiring the beautiful natural scenery like a fairyland and feeling heartbroken. Relieved yet strangely cheerful.

6. Specialties when traveling to Ban Viet Lake

Traveling to Ban Viet Lake not only brings you beautiful natural scenery like paradise. But also brings you to a culinary world rich in the typical mountain and forest flavors of the mountainous region in the Northeast of Vietnam:

  • Roasted duck with 7 flavors: Carefully marinated with different spices, after marinating, the duck is roasted on a red charcoal stove, creating a rich aroma that attracts diners. When enjoying a piece of roasted duck, dipped in specialized broth. You can feel the sweetness of the meat and the crispiness of the golden skin.
  • Cao Bang Banh Cuon: Unlike Banh Cuon in the delta, which uses fish sauce to dip with grilled pork rolls. Cao Bang rolls uses sweet bone broth along with delicious pieces of rotten ears Banh Cuon, which can be served with hot omelet to increase the deliciousness. The most attractive point of this dish comes from the sour bamboo shoots and the passionately spicy mac mol fruit, which is the highlight that attracts diners when enjoying.
  • Sausage: Made from pieces of pork loin marinated with rich spices, with a little ginger, white wine, mac molasses, etc. then carefully seared on the stove. When the product is finished, diners eat it with Chili sauce which gives the delicious, sweet taste of this specialty dish.
  • Xoi Tram (Canarium sticky rice): This is a traditional dish of the Tay – Nung ethnic people. The rice grains are selected from the most beautiful sticky rice fields. Especially the sticky rice and the canarium fruit are picked in the wild. When enjoying, you feel the fatty, greasy, very strange taste.
  • Da Hien Vegetable: Also known as Rau Bo Khai, grows naturally on rocky outcrops that receive natural light in mountainous areas.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Ban Viet Lake

When traveling to Ban Viet Lake, visitors can refer to some of the accommodation facilities below:

  • Truong Giang Homestay Ban Gioc is located right on the road to Nguom Ngao cave in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh.
  • Khuoi Ky Homestay in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.
  • Minh Khang Homestay in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.
  • Hoang Cong Homestay is also in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.
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8. Some important notes when traveling to Ban Viet Lake

In order to make the trip more interesting and retain many memorable memories, visitors, in addition to understanding the fun experience. Also need to know certain things to note when coming to Ban Viet Lake as follows:

  • To make the trip more complete, you can combine visiting the lake with other locations. Such as Ban Gioc waterfall, Nguom Ngao cave, etc. The quick travel process and unique beauty will definitely impress you.
  • Absolutely do not arbitrarily litter during the visit. Because this will have a negative impact on the environment and beauty around the lake.
  • If you intend to buy souvenirs or food, you should ask the price carefully before buying.
  • Choose comfortable clothes and wear soft, low-soled sneakers to make your trip easier and limit foot pain from walking a lot.
  • Visitors can bring a tent if they want to camp overnight and food during the tour.
  • You should bring medical supplies such as bandages, pain relievers, insect repellent, sunscreen, etc. when going to the lake to play.
  • When visiting the lake, you should be careful, do not arbitrarily play or run or jump to avoid unwanted risks.

Bringing the simple, peaceful beauty of the border land, along with the romance and attraction of the clear blue lake. This trip to Ban Viet Lake will definitely give you an effective soul healing experience, along with enjoying the fresh air surrounded by poetic nature.

If you are preparing for tours in Vietnam to Ban Viet Lake in the near future and still want to learn more useful information? Are you still wondering where to order reputable services? Please give us a call – a professional Vietnam tour operator, we will accompany tourists on the journey to discover the travel beauty of Cao Bang with the most interesting experiences.

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