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Having the beauty of the majestic nature, Ban Gioc Waterfall can charm anyone who has ever heard about it. Considered as one of the most magnificent and beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam, Ban Gioc Waterfall is ranked in the top beautiful waterfalls in the world. A trip to Ban Gioc Waterfall will give you an exciting and fresh experience. But to make the trip more perfect, the following experience will be quite helpful to you.

In order to help you have the best experience in this beautiful waterfall, this article will fully analyze things you need to know about visiting Ban Gioc, from how to get to, where to stay, to what to do in this stunning waterfall. So let’s pack your bags and read this article

I. OVERVIEW ABOUT BAN GIOC WATERFALL, CAO BANG, VIETNAM

OVERVIEW ABOUT BAN GIOC WATERFALL, VIETNAMSource: toursinhcafe.com

Ban Gioc is the fourth largest waterfall in the world among the beautiful waterfalls on the border between countries and is the largest natural waterfall in Southeast Asia. Ban Gioc Waterfall is located in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh District, about 90 km from Cao Bang and 400 km from Hanoi. The path leading to the Ban Gioc Waterfall is winding, around the mountainside and has many narrow, fresh air, stunning countryside scenery.

Due to the difficulty of traveling, today, the waterfall is still visited by very few visitors. Maybe people call the beauty of Ban Gioc is “Sleeping beauty in the Forest”. Coming to Ban Gioc Waterfall, visitors will be delighted to admire the majestic and romantic scenery of the beautiful waterfalls from the high down to the Guilin Mountains in the smooth flow of the beautiful waterfall falls as water paintings. Ban Gioc Waterfall is also a source of inspiration for a lot of artists to create compelling works. Ban Gioc Waterfall is divided into 2 branches. Large branches with low elevations, flowing through low limestone steps. The branch is smaller but higher, flowing just like a lady’s hair.

II. WEATHER & BEST TIME TO VISIT BAN GIOC WATERFALL, CAO BANG, VIETNAM

1. Weather in Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang, Vietnam

The climate of Cao Bang is tropical with high mountainous and seasonal characteristics compared to other mountainous provinces in the Northeast. There are sub-zones with the sub-tropical climate. Cao Bang is the gateway to the northeast monsoon from China over the winter and is influenced by the southeast monsoon in the summer. Cao Bang is divided into two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry season.

a. Rainy season in Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang, Vietnam

WEATHER & BEST TIME TO VISIT BAN GIOC WATERFALL, CAO BANG, VIETNAMSource: instagram.com

It starts in April and ends in September every year. This season is dominated by the southeast monsoon and is influenced by a small portion of the southwest monsoon and northeast monsoon. The average temperature in months between seasons varies between 5 – 6. The rainy season average rainfall is 200 – 250mm. The average temperature of the rainy season is 20 – 24℃ and the average humidity is 80% – 90%.

b. Dry season in Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang, Vietnam

WEATHER & BEST TIME TO VISIT BAN GIOC WATERFALL, CAO BANG, VIETNAMSource: youtube.com

This season lasts from October last year to March next year. This season, the climate is temperate, cold or foggy. Northeast winter winds are often blown to dry and cold. The cold months usually last from December to February. The average dry season rainfall is 20-40mm, while the lowest is 10 – 20mm. The average dry season is 8 – 15 and the average monthly humidity is 70% – 80%.

2. Best time to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang, Vietnam

WEATHER & BEST TIME TO VISIT BAN GIOC WATERFALL, CAO BANG, VIETNAMSource: sinhcafetourist.com

In fact, you do not have to worry about having to travel to Ban Gioc Waterfall every year to see the most beautiful. Ban Gioc waterfall in each season has a typical beauty.

During the dry season (from October to May next year): Ban Gioc Waterfall is beautiful, gentle, elegant as the fairy-tale face is still afraid of the scene of life. Cool water in the summer of Ban Gioc Waterfall makes you want to immerse yourself in it.

In the rainy season (from June to September):  the beauty of Ban Gioc Waterfall is completely opposite to the summer. This is the time when Ban Gioc falls is in its majestic beauty. The water does not flow smoothly, and it starts to flow faster and faster, the foam splashes like a cloud of rain when floods come. In the rainy season, your trip may be a bit more difficult than summer, but the beauty of the waterfall is really worthwhile!

III. HOW TO GET TO BAN GIOC WATERFALL, CAO BANG, VIETNAM

To go to Ban Gioc Waterfall, you can take a motorbike or shuttle bus starting from Hanoi, because the distance between Hanoi and Ban Gioc is only about 370km, and each vehicle will give you its own advantages.

1. Getting to Ban Gioc Waterfall by shuttle bus from Hanoi

HOW TO GET TO BAN GIOC WATERFALL, CAO BANG, VIETNAMSource: instagram.com

There are various shuttle bus companies has Hanoi – Ban Gioc Waterfall services, which is a very economical and fast way for tourists to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall. The average price for a shuttle bus trip to Ban Gioc is about VND 180,000 – VND 200,000 and it takes about 5-6 hours to get to the waterfall.

Recommended shuttle bus companies

Hung Thanh

  • Route: My Dinh Station, Luong Yen Station – Cao Bang Station
  • Price: VND 200,000/ticket
  • Departs hours:  9:50 – 18:00 – 19:30 (My Dinh Station); 9:00 – 19:30 – 20:00 (Luong Yen Station)
  • Phone: (+84) 72 222 694

Ngoc Ha

  • Route: My Dinh station – Cao Bang Station
  • Price: VND 170,000/ticket
  • Departs hour: 11:30 (My Dinh station)
  • Phone: (+84) 12 577 004

Khanh Hoan

  • Route: My Dinh Station – Cao Bang Station
  • Price: VND 200,000/ticket
  • Depart hour: 19:00 (My Dinh station)
  • Phone: (+84) 15 660 062

Luong Sung

  • Route: My Dinh Station – Cao Bang Station
  • Price: VND 170,000/ticket
  • Depart hour: 11:30 (My Dinh Station)
  • Phone: (+84) 12 455 915

Hien Loi

  • Route: My Dinh Station – Cao Bang Station
  • Price: VND 200,000/ticket
  • Depart hour: 10:00 (My Dinh Station)
  • Phone: (+84) 15 046 784

Thanh Ly

  • Route: My Dinh Station – Cao Bang Station
  • Price: VND 200,000/ticket
  • Depart hour: 10:00 (My Dinh station)
  • Phone: (+84) 912 237 252