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Nam Tra Waterfall

Nam Tra Waterfall is an extremely attractive tourist destination for tourists from near and far because of its beautiful natural landscape, fresh climate and many surprises to discover. Let’s explore this spectacular waterfall with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Nam Tra Waterfall?

Nam Tra Waterfall is located in the tourist complex of Thang Hen Lake, in Cao Chuong commune, Tra Linh district, Cao Bang province, Vietnam. About 30 km from Cao Bang city and about 310 km northeast of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Nam Tra waterfall unique?

Coming here, visitors will admire the beauty of the majestic natural landscape and can take unique photos as souvenirs of your tour in Vietnam. In addition, with a large area, visitors can organize camping which is also very interesting.

Nam Tra Waterfall is favored as it is surrounded on all four sides by successive mountain ranges. In the early morning, when the weather is still quite cold, the dawn has not yet lifted the layer of mist everywhere. Nam Tra waterfall is no different from a masterpiece painted by good artists. When the mist clears, Nam Tra waterfall appears with poetic and pure beauty beside the famous Ban Gioc waterfall. Where you can combine the adventure tour of Ban Gioc waterfall and Nam Tra waterfall is also a great choice.

3. When is the best time to visit Nam Tra waterfall?

If spring comes to Nam Tra waterfall, you will witness the scene of flowers blooming and the tree buds growing next to the waterfall budding.

In the summer, the climate here is extremely fresh and cool. This is also a place to stop to avoid the heat for many tourists this summer. Not only that, summer also coincides with the rainy season, with heavy rain, the water rises so high that it makes the waterfall become fierce, the waterfall pours loudly, releasing white foam.

Fall is the time when many tourists travelling to Nam Tra waterfall. Coming here, you will see images of natural mountains and forests covered in the color of ripe rice, or images of green trees entering the season. or leaves, not only that, when autumn comes to this tourist destination, on the way you can also easily see wild sunflowers blooming on both sides of the road, or Tam Giac Mach flower bushes.

Winter comes to Nam Tra waterfall, because it is the dry season, so the water will be clearer and the flow will be calmer. You can even see the bottom of the waterfall, the calm water surface along with the shadows of trees hanging down, leaving a bold mark on the lake surface at the foot of the waterfall.

Coming to Nam Tra waterfall is like immersing yourself in the peaceful space of the mountains and forests and enjoying the extremely fresh atmosphere, where it seems like all the worries of life, or the dust of the city, are left behind.

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4. How to get to Nam Tra waterfall?

Nam Tra waterfall is about 28 km from Cao Bang city and about 306 km northeast of Hanoi capital. To get to Nam Tra waterfall, we must first travel to Cao Bang city. You can choose to take a bus or motorbike to get to Cao Bang city.

4.1 From Hanoi to Tra Linh

4.1.1 By Motorcycles

For backpackers or those with hard driving skills, you can use a motorbike or private car to travel to Tra Linh, with the following route: follow the yellow belt road 3 / highway 20 to National Highway 1A, pass Thanh Tri Bridge merges into National Highway 1A – Hanoi – Bac Giang Expressway.

When you get to Hai Mai Co., Ltd., turn left onto Highway 1B, then turn left at the Traffic and Order Police Station onto an unnamed road. At the end of the road, turn left onto Highway 4A and keep going straight. When arriving at Cao Bang Cement Factory, turn right toward Hoang Nga Bridge to enter 3/10 Street.

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit to the end of the road, then turn right onto Highway 3. To Van Binh, turn left onto Provincial Road 205, then follow the signs for Tra Linh to arrive.

Because it is a mountain pass, many parts of the road are quite winding, so be careful with your steering. If you are not confident in your steering wheel, find yourself a companion with a very solid steering wheel. On the way, don’t forget to admire the majestic natural scenery of Cao Bang!

4.1.2 By Passenger Cars

For tourists traveling by passenger car, you can go to Giap Bat and My Dinh bus stations (Hanoi) and there will be buses to Cao Bang city and buses to Tra Linh district. After that, you can catch a motorbike taxi. or a taxi to Nam Tra waterfall is very convenient.

From Cao Bang city, you move towards Highway 3 for about 21 km, then you continue to Provincial Road 205 about 4 km. At this point you will see a sign on the left pointing to the Thang Hen Lake ecotourism area. From here, you move about 10 km more along the pass to reach Nam Tra waterfall. Although the distance is not too far, to get to the lake you need to travel more than 1 hour to overcome those passes to get to the lake.

4.1.3 By Plane

For tourists in the Central or Southern regions of Vietnam, choosing to travel to Thang Hen Lake by plane is the most ideal choice, because you will optimize your time during the tour. Although there is currently no civil airport in Cao Bang, however, tourists can travel to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi. After that, you can catch a taxi or go to the inner city by bus or other means as mentioned above.

4.2 From Tra Linh to Nam Tra waterfall

Nam Tra Waterfall is located in Cao Chuong commune, Tra Linh district, Cao Bang province. From Cao Bang city, tourists follow National Highway 3 to Ma Phuc Pass. At the pass, turn along Provincial Highway TL205 toward Tra Linh district.

Go about 7 km, turn left onto Thang Hen Lake to Ban Danh hamlet, continue to turn onto the trail at the foot of the mountain. From here, visitors can only walk about 1.5 km to reach “Magic Eye” mountain, from this mountain go about 600m more to reach Nam Tra waterfall.

5. Exploring the beauty of Nam Tra waterfall

Nam Tra Waterfall is not too high, nor does it have many steps. It attracts tourists here because of its simplicity with water streams winding around gray rocks covered with green moss. Next to the waterfall are green trees and wildflowers that add to the wild and majestic beauty of this place.

When the rainy season comes, Nam Tra waterfall with streams racing down the clear blue water surface, forming many streams with water as soft as silk strips stretching across the water surface, creating a stirring landscape painting.

Around it are cows leisurely grazing and rolling mountains. This soothing scene is like a healing medicine, dispelling all the fatigue and stress of the busy, noisy and dusty life of the bustling city.

6. Specialties when traveling to Nam Tra waterfall

When traveling to Nam Tra waterfall in particular and Cao Bang in general. You will not only be able to admire the majestic and pristine natural scenery here. But also have the opportunity to enjoy dishes with bold cultural and traditional features. system of this land. Let’s take a look at some of the specialties below with Origin Vietnam:

6.1. Roasted Suckling Pig

After processing the suckling pig, use paper to dry the pig’s body (if washed with meat juice, it will be mushy, not firm, and lose all its delicious taste). Then stuff the pig’s belly with honey leaves and other spices, then sew it up, use a bamboo stick to pierce it from the snout to the tail, then roast it on a charcoal stove. While roasting, use honey and other spices to spread on the pig’s body. Leave it crispy and prevent cracking. Delicious roasted meat is just cooked, the skin is golden, crispy, and has an attractive aroma. The broth for dipping roasted pork is prepared according to a very specific recipe.

6.2 Coong Phu Cake

Coong Phu, also known as floating cake, is an indispensable cake during the winter solstice of the Tay and Nung people in Cao Bang. The cake is made from delicious sticky rice mixed with a little regular rice, the filling is crushed roasted peanuts, and can be mixed with sugar and sesame seeds. Coong Phu balls are usually pure white. Many people mix the powder with gac or soak rice with green leaves and pandan leaves to create new colors, different tastes and aromas.

6.3 Gram River Fried Fish

In Cao Bang, the renowned specialty is Gam River fried fish. A La Vong fish cake shop owner originally deemed this black lentil fish as the optimal choice for crafting fish cakes. Gourmets regard fish intestines as the epitome of deliciousness. Fried fish, some up to several tens of kilograms, are difficult to catch because they live in underground caves in the river. Anglers often build camps to wait for fish. When they catch a fish, someone will come to buy it.

6.4 Banh Coc Mo Com

The name of the cake means “cow horn” because the cake has a pointed shape, looking like a cow’s horn. Cake made of sticky rice, wrapped in banana leaves or dong leaves, no filling. Banh coc mo com is also made similarly to regular banh coc mo com. But the only difference is that the process must be done before wrapping the rice. Because it is made from delicious green rice, the taste of Coc Mo Com is better than Coc Mo made only with sticky rice. The cake has a rich aroma, sweet taste, and is chewy. You can eat it to your heart’s content without feeling bored.

6.5 Nam Khau

Nam Khau – a dish of pork belly stewed in water, also known as “Khau Nhuc”. It is a traditional dish of the Tay and Nung Cao Bang people, commonly used during holidays, Tet, weddings… also elaborately and time-consuming to prepare, and must have all the necessary spices. Even if one spice is missing, it will not make a delicious, attractive Nam Khau dish. The secret to making a Nam Khau dish is to choose fresh, delicious ingredients, add appropriate spices and do it carefully in each step of processing, until it is cooked to the standard.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Nam Tra waterfall

In order to make it convenient for tourists to move and use amenities when traveling to Nam Tra waterfall. You should choose hotels, motels and homestays in the center of Tra Linh town. Most accommodation facilities are concentrated here. Moreover, the distance from the town to Nam Tra waterfall is not too far. You can refer to some accommodation facilities below:

7.1. Hotels:

  • Thanh Binh Hotel. Residential Group 1, Tra Linh Town, Trung Khanh.
  • Rose Hotel. Residential Group 2, Tra Linh Town, Trung Khanh.

7.2. Guesthouses:

  • Dong Luan Guesthouse. Residential Group 1, Tra Linh Town, Trung Khanh.
  • Thao Mai Guesthouse. Ban Hia, Tra Linh Town, Trung Khanh.
  • Ngoc Long Guesthouse. Residential Group 3, Tra Linh Town, Trung Khanh.
  • Dac Hieu Guesthouse. Residential Group 3, Tra Linh Town, Trung Khanh.
  • Lan Thao Guesthouse. Nam Tuan, Tra Linh Town, Trung Khanh.
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8. Some important notes when traveling to Nam Tra waterfall

  • Traveling by motorbike to be able to see the beautiful natural scenery here and maximize the activities you can experience when traveling by this vehicle.
  • If you like to see the long dry grasslands, go from September to April next year. This is the ideal time to organize a picnic or picnic. If you want to watch the water pouring into the waterfall from all the streams in the vast forest. So you can come here from June to August.
  • Tourists should travel here in the dry season and ask local residents for directions to Nam Tra waterfall.
  • When coming here to travel, and especially to camp overnight. You should notify local authorities so they can get the information. Please prepare food and drinks because the service here is still sparse.
  • Preparing some medications such as: Allergy medicine, small insect repellent, bandages, etc. Tourists should also bring a thin jacket because the weather will be quite cold at night, even in the summer.
  • Because the road to this place is mainly mountainous terrain, dense forests, with many slopes and sharp turns. That you need to have good health and a steady driver who is familiar with mountain roads. You also need to prepare protective gear, carefully check the vehicle, bring full identification documents, vehicle documents and obey traffic laws to ensure the safety of your travelers’ journey.
  • Local residents here are mainly Tay ethnic people, you should respect local culture and customs.
  • Preserve the natural landscape and keep the environment green, clean and beautiful. Absolutely do not litter during and after visiting this place.

It Is worth a visit Nam Tra

Above are all our shares about Nam Tra Waterfall – Dreamlike Tuyet Tinh Coc in Cao Bang. Through this article, visitors can better understand the beauty of the mountains and forests and poetic natural landscapes in this mountainous region, right?

If you have any questions? What other useful information do you need? Or are you looking for a reputable travel service provider somewhere? Please contact Origin Vietnam immediately – the leading tour operator, we will accompany tourists on the tours in Vietnam to discover the travel beauty of Cao Bang with unforgettable experiences.

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