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Check out the wonders of Non nuoc Cao Bang

Many famous limestone areas have been marked on Vietnam’s tourist map, like the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, and Dong Van Karst Plateau. Recently, Non nuoc Cao Bang was recognized by UNESCO as a Global Geopark. While this title brought Cao Bang fame, having long been enthralled by Cao Bang’s magnificent scenery, young local travelers have compiled a list of the area’s best destinations. Join Heritage in exploring Non nuoc Cao Bang, a land rich in tangible and intangible cultural heritage with many wonderful places to showcase on your social media.

The Ngoc Con Valley

1. Marvelous Ban Gioc Waterfall
Some 90 kilometers north of Cao Bang Town, majestic Ban Gioc Waterfall is considered a sacred site by Vietnamese people for its location in the country’s border region. The winding road that leads to the waterfall stirs up many emotions, capturing views of the sky and clouds that embrace the mountains and the peaceful countryside. Ban Gioc Waterfall is always voted one of the most stunning falls in Vietnam with three tiers pouring water into the Quay Son River, whose banks are blessed with luxuriant greenery, creating a fanciful watercolor painting.

2. Ban Viet Lake – a verdant gem
Ban Viet Lake is located deep in the forest, about 10 kilometers from Trung Khanh Town. A verdant gem in the wilderness, the lake is surrounded by mountains and pristine vegetation. The lifestyles of the Tay and Nung ethnic people in the villages around here make the picture of serene nature around the lake more alive. Those who love trekking will be completely satisfied by the twisty trails. Visitors can leisurely climb steep slopes to enjoy panoramic views and breathe in the pure air, or drift along the lake on a raft shared with locals. Ban Viet Lake is home to red maple trees that delight tourists every fall.

Ban Viet Lake

3. Magical Nguom Ngao Cave
International cave expeditions have conducted dozens of surveys in Cao Bang, and discovered hundreds of caves of all kinds and shapes, to the point they all agree that this province is “the land of caves”. Nguom Ngao is one of the most famous and spectacular caves in Cao Bang with a total length of over 2,000 kilometers. In the language of the Tay people, Nguom means “cave”, and Ngao is “tiger”. According to legend, this cave is home to many fierce tigers. For this reason, Nguom Ngao Cave is also called Tiger Cave. The magical charm created by stalactites that are millions of years old causes visitors’ imaginations to run wild, taking them back in time to a primordial world inside this masterpieces of nature.

Nguom Ngao Cave

4. Dreamy valleys
Many tourists still believe “the most peaceful place is the most beautiful one”. If you want to find a land where daily life is tranquil, travel to the valleys of Ngoc Con and Phong Nam, where there are mountains, rivers, and boundless fields. Local farmers go through three seasons each year: the rice growing season, the golden season (when the paddies are harvested), and the straw season (when farmers burn their crop residue), presenting a different spectacle at each time of the year. It is best to explore these valleys at sunset when clouds hover over the distant mountains, giving you a glimpse of local people on their way home, when the twilight is reminiscent of a piece of our motherland.