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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ban Gioc * Detian Waterfalls


Bản Giốc - Cao Bang - Vietnam
 Detian Waterfalls - China
Amazing Things in Vietnam

Detian Waterfalls
Great Waterfalls named Detian in Chinese (Ban Gioc in Vietnamese). 
These waterfalls mark the border between China and Vietnam, and are de-facto shared (Vietnamese hawkers sell food and souvenirs to visitors from China on a land which is freely accessed by anyone from both countries).

Bản Giốc Waterfall 
Cao Bang-Vietnam
Non nước Cao Bằng - Thác Bản Giốc
Flycam / Timelapse

Ban Gioc Waterfall-Cao Bang-Vietnam - montage vidéo Alain Guilloux music by Ziia & The Swing Mates - Là Où Les Oiseaux Dansent.

 Ban Gioc Waterfall Vietnam
(World Mate Travel)
Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of Vietnam’s most impressive natural sights. Located in the northeastern province of Cao Bang, the falls are 30 metres high and 300 metres across, making Ban Gioc the widest – but not the highest – waterfall in the country. The falls occur on the Quay Son River, a beautiful jade-blue body of water, flowing through a pastoral landscape of rice fields and bamboo groves, surrounded by limestone pinnacles.

At Ban Gioc, the Quay Son River forms the border between Vietnam and China. Consequently, the falls are half in Vietnam and half in China. Both countries have bamboo rafts that punt visitors around the base of the falls for better views of the cascade: you can literally shake hands with Chinese tourists on the other rafts. Ban Gioc Waterfall is 350km from Hanoi. It’s reached via a good national highway to Cao Bang City, and then several recently upgraded provincial roads, leading through fantastic countryside to the falls. It’s now easier than ever to visit Ban Gioc, but still very few people, especially foreign travelers, make it here. A perfect destination if you’re on a motorbike road trip around northern Vietnam, or an independent traveler looking to get off the beaten track, this waterfall is a favorite destination of mine.



young said...

Paul, Beautiful photos. Are all the waterfalls photos taken on Vietnam side, China side, or both? If both, how did you get onto the side?

young said...

Paul, Beautiful photos. Were they taken on Vietnam side, China side, or both?