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Tat Ma Waterfall

Tat Ma Waterfall in Bac Kan is one of the ideal areas to avoid the sweltering heat on summer days in Northern Vietnam. Coming here, you will feel like you are lost in a fairyland and will be amazed by the wonderful beauty that nature here has to offer.

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1. Where is Tat Ma Waterfall?

Tat Ma Waterfall is located in Hoang Tri commune, Ba Be district, Bac Kan province, Vietnam. It’s in the buffer zone of Ba Be National Park. About 35 km southwest of Ba Be district center and 85 km northwest of Bac Kan city.

2. How is Tat Ma Waterfall unique?

From the top of Khau Vang Pass, Tat Ma Waterfall looks like a strip of white silk, an ideal tourist destination for hot summer days. The waterfall is about 40m high, has almost vertical cliffs, hidden in the green of the forest. At the foot of the waterfall there are clear lakes with large, gentle rocks. You can cool off and enjoy a peaceful space here.

The gentle flow of water pours down from above, hitting the rocks at the foot of the waterfall, creating thousands of white bubbles. The feeling of relaxing in the cool water, all the fatigue will disappear immediately, leaving only relaxation and refreshment.

Tat Ma Waterfall brings the beauty of pure nature. When you come here, you feel like you are entering a vast space. Even though it has been opened for tourism, the landscape here is still very wild and poetic.

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3. When is the best time to travel to Tat Ma Waterfall?

Tat Ma Waterfall in Ba Be has a cool, fresh climate all year round, so you can go to the Thac Bac at any time of the year. This is also a great place to avoid the heat, so those who want to escape summer should be ready to come to Ba Be from May to September.

  • However, the most ideal time to travel to Tat Ma Waterfall is from September to April next year. At that time, the weather is cool, the temperature fluctuates from 10 to 20 degrees.
  • In September-October, visitors not only admire the majestic beauty of The Falls. But also have the opportunity to experience terraced fields that shine a bright yellow color when the rice season is ripe.
  • On the 9th and 10th of the first lunar month, many traditional festivals take place here, imbued with the cultural identity of the ethnic groups in the region.

4. How to get to Tat Ma Waterfall?

Tat Ma Waterfall in Ba Be is about 240 km from Hanoi. So you can choose to travel by personal vehicle, car rental or public transportation. If you are an exploration enthusiast, you should choose a motorbike as a means of transportation. Then you have the opportunity to be closer to the fresh air and beautiful natural landscapes on both sides of the road.

From Hanoi to Bac Kan, there are two routes: follow old National Highway 3 (about 3 hours, can go by motorbike) and follow Hanoi – Thai Nguyen Expressway then continue on National Highway 3, about 2 hours ( can only go by car).

From Bac Kan city to Ba Be lake there are two ways: take provincial road DT257 and DT 254, about 85 km or follow National Highway 3 in the Northeast direction about 20 km, then reach Phu Thong intersection, Bach Thong district. Turn left onto provincial road DT258 and travel about 50 km to Ba Be Lake.

From Ba Be Lake, you travel along provincial road DT254 about 17 km southeast to reach Tat Ma Waterfall.

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5. Exploring the beauty of Tat Ma Waterfall

The waterfall’s water is gathered from flowing streams and blocking rocks to form the cascades. Sometimes it gently flows through the rocks to flow downstream, sometimes it flows violently.

In the rainy season, water falls from above creating large waves, the air is cool, the nature is pure, and the waterfall is visited by many tourists to cool off on summer days.

Standing on the first floor of the waterfall and looking up, you will see a beautiful waterfall like a colorful picture, the pure white of the water, the purple and gray of the rocks, mixed with the green of the forest trees. All this will make an unforgettable impression on you.

Resting for a while, you continue to the second waterfall, this is the ideal place to enjoy the cool, clean water and use the force of the water flow to massage your feet after a long journey.

Coming to Tat Ma Waterfall, you will feel the majesty of the peace and wilderness of the mountains and forests, the fresh and pure air with the scent of forest flowers, all of which will be unforgettable moments to visit once. Then I want to come again and again.

6. Specialties when traveling to Tat Ma Waterfall

When traveling to Thac Bac, in addition to admiring the beautiful landscapes, you will also enjoy the unforgettable flavors of Bac Kan specialties.

  • Bo Khai vegetable
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Na Ri Dong vermicelli
  • Khau Nhuc
  • Smoked pork
  • Pac Ngoi grilled fish
  • Roasted suckling pig
  • Bamboo shoots rolled with meat
  • Sour shrimp sauce
  • Smoked sausages
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7. Accommodation when traveling to Tat Ma Waterfall

Tat Ma Waterfall is located not too far from Ba Be Lake and beyond. This destination is suitable for a day experience tour in Ba Be Lake. Therefore, visitors can choose a place to stay near Ba Be Lake for convenience in moving between tourist attractions around the region.

There are many hotels and homestays in the area around Ba Be Lake. These accommodation areas close to Ba Be Lake, with balconies or rooms overlooking the lake, are all local homestays, often including community rooms. The amenities here are only at a basic level. If tourists want to stay in a more fully equipped place, they will have to choose a place to stay 1 to 2 km away from the lakeside, in the gate area of Ba Be National Park.

According to Origin Vietnam’s suggestions, visitors can choose the following places:

  • Thai Binh Hotel
  • Saigon Ba Be Hotel
  • Ba Be National Park Hotel
  • An Thao Ba Be Hotel
  • Huyen Hao Homestay
  • Homestay Tran Xuan
  • Hoang Nguyen Homestay
  • Homestay Minh Quang

8. Some other famous sightseeing near Tat Ma Waterfall

8.1 Hua Ma Cave

One experience traveling to Ba Be Lake that you must not miss is to visit Hua Ma Cave. This place is famous for its attractive beauty, and is associated with famous legend of Ba Be Lake. With an altitude of 350 m and halfway up the mountain, when standing at the cave entrance. You will have a panoramic view of an extremely beautiful blue water area.

8.2 An Ma Temple

The next destination is An Ma Temple, located right in the middle of Ba Be Lake. This is an ancient temple and a place to worship Buddha, Lord Son Trang, Mau Thuong Ngan and also a place to worship loyal mandarins of the Mac dynasty during the feudal war of the Le – Mac dynasty.

8.3 Puong Cave

Another scenic spot located near the fall is Puong cave, located in the Lung Nham limestone mountain range. This cave was created by the Nang River flowing through the Lung Nham limestone mountain. You can sit on a boat to explore the array of stalactites and stalagmites ranging from shapes to colors inside and feel free to take selfies.

8.4 Pac Ngoi village

Pac Ngoi cultural tourism village, Nam Mau commune, Ba Be district is a stilt house village of the Tay ethnic people on the banks of the Leng river, close to Ba Be lake. The village has more than 80 households with nearly 400 people. In particular, the people in the village are all Tay ethnic people.

Pac Ngoi village still has a number of ancient stilt houses, roofed with yin and yang tiles, extremely unique design style and architecture. People in the village today make a living by growing rice and corn on the riverbanks. Also fishing for fish and shrimp on Ba Be Lake.

When traveling to Ba Be National Park. Travelers cannot miss the tourist destination of Tat Ma Waterfall, with breathtaking natural landscapes and an extremely fresh and pleasant atmosphere. This is an ideal destination for those who are passionate about exploring nature.

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