Thach An


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Thach An

Travel to Thach An – Cao Bang is famous for its majestic natural scenery and cool climate all year round. When coming to Cao Bang, visitors cannot miss visiting Thach An. Because it’s a destination that is still quite new and wild but has irresistible appeal. Let’s explore this beautiful land with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Thach An?

Thach An is a mountainous district of Cao Bang province in the Northeast region of Vietnam. About 40 km southeast of Cao Bang city and 270 km northeast of Hanoi capital. With geographical location:

  • The East borders Shuikouzhen in Guangxi province, China
  • The West borders Nguyen Binh district and Ngan Son district, Bac Kan province
  • The South borders Trang Dinh district, Lang Son province
  • The North borders Hoa An district, Quang Hoa district and Cao Bang city.

2. How is Thach An unique?

Thach An is one of the famous and attractive Cao Bang tourist destinations with extremely beautiful natural scenery and interesting entertainment places.

The popular type of tourism here is revolutionary historical relics with unique cultural features. Therefore, this is a place that is attracting more and more tourists to visit beside the famous tour to Ban Gioc waterfall.

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3. When is the best time to travel to Thach An?

  • From August to September can be considered the most beautiful season of Thach An when the waterfalls here pour abundant and clear water, many terraced fields and the ripe rice season create a shiny golden color that covers the entire space. .
  • The rainy season is from June to September, the water flows, creating white foam. Water filled the terraced fields, looking like a giant mirror reflecting the majestic sky and earth here.
  • The dry season is from October to May of the following year, the weather is colder, the water flows calmer and is clearer.
  • If you want to see the waterfall and admire the ripe rice season, you can go in October.
  • To experience the wild sunflower or buckwheat season, you should depart in November and December.
  • January to March is spring, peach blossom and pear blossom forests bloom. The whole world seems to be wearing a colorful “New shirt”. This is also the season of festivals, visitors have the opportunity to participate in unique traditional cultural activities here.

4. How to get to Thach An?

From Cao Bang city, tourists travel along Highway 4A about 40 km southeast to reach Dong Khe town – the capital of Thach An district.

Travelling to Thach An, visitors can travel by means of transportation: motorbikes, passenger cars, private cars, etc. Especially for tourists who are passionate about exploring, motorbikes are a great choice. With majestic and endless mountain landscapes. It always creates a feeling of curiosity, excitement and enjoyment for visitors.

5. Sightseeings in Thach An

5.1 Dong Khe Victory Historical Relic Area

IMG Dong Khe Victory Historical Relic Area Cao Bang 2

Dong Khe Victory historical relic site is located in the south, about 45 km from the center of Cao Bang city. The relic site is associated with the Dong Khe victory, one of the opening battles of the Dien Bien Phu campaign in 1950. The relic site has also been recognized by the state as a National Historical Site since 1975.

5.2 Nguom Puc Cave

IMG Nguom Puc Cao Bang

Nguom Puc Cave is attracting many tourists to visit and explore. The cave has a depth of nearly 100m from the entrance, the pristine stalactite system is extremely beautiful with many stalactites and stalagmites with unique and strange designs. When coming here, tourists will be overwhelmed by the majestic natural scenery and pristine beauty of the cave.

6. Specialties when traveling to Thach An

When coming to Thach An, visitors must definitely try black jelly. Black jelly has become a famous delicious specialty loved by many tourists. You will never forget the delicious, fresh and nutritious flavor that this dish brings.

Besides, Thach An black jelly also has the effect of cooling, detoxifying, stabilizing blood pressure and treating bone and joint pain. Especially, on hot days, enjoying a cup of black jelly is one of the great experiences for your trip to Thach An.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Thach An

When traveling to Thach An, visitors can refer to some of the accommodation facilities below:

  • Giang Son Guesthouse. Address: Duc Long, Thach An, Cao Bang.
  • Mai Hien Guesthouse. Address: Dong Khe Town, Thach An, Cao Bang.
  • Bao Ngan Guesthouse. Address: Highway 4A, Dong Khe Town, Thach An, Cao Bang.
  • Nghi Thien Viet House. Address: Dong Khe Town, Thach An, Cao Bang.
  • Sao Mai Guesthouse. Address: Na Pa, Duc Xuan, Thach An, Cao Bang.
  • Yen Oanh Guest House. Address: Dong Khe Town, Thach An, Cao Bang.

Thach An is a destination rich in potential for tourism development. Here, the natural scenery is wild and poetic, there are many traditional festivals and picturesque ethnic villages imbued with national identity. Not only that, the indigenous people here are also friendly, honest and simple, always leaving a great impression in the hearts of visitors.

To make your tours in Vietnam to Thach An more complete and meaningful, immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a professional Vietnam tour operator. With a team of consultants, tour operators and experienced and dedicated local guides, we will take you on a journey to discover the beauty of Cao Bang with endless fun.

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