All Things You Should Know Before Travelling to Cao Bang

Situated in the Northeastern of Vietnam. Sharing border with, Bac Kan, Lang Son & China. It's about 218 km from Hanoi City. Cao Bang's topography is among the most complex within the country that's transportation is restricted. So the local people here mostly using motorbikes move from one place to another to save energy.

How Cao Bang is unique?

While talking to Cao Bang province all people will think it's famous with Ban Gioc watterfall. But not only with Ban Gioc but Cao Bang province also famous for it's history. Because the Uncle Ho. The first president of Vietnam returned on December 1941 through China. Being located directly on the boundary with China supposed that Cao Bang was a zone of contention between the two countries. It also played a significant part in the movement, acting as a basis for the North Vietnamese revolutionaries and earning the nickname Cradle of the Revolutionary Movement.

What to do in Cao Bang?

For a time. Ho Chi Minh took refuge in Pac Bo cave. The region is starting to garner more attention from adventurous travelers seeking to get away from the overcrowded and above visited tourist locations and wanting to experience the rugged beauty of the frontier region. Due to its northern location, Cao Bang is cooler than the rest of Vietnam with an average temperature of 25-28 degrees in summer and 16-17 degrees in winter. A number of the peaks sometimes see snow in especially cold bouts. The cooler climes, rich forests and clean air makes Cao Bang a nature escape that leaves visitors feeling refreshed and filled with appreciation for the beauty of nature.

There are multiple places which contain war remnants about the Vietnam Revolution throughout the French colonial era namely the Lenin Stream, Coc Bo Cave, Pac Bo, and Khuoi Nam Stream at which Uncle Ho Chi Minh worked and lived before the beginning of August 1945. Like some other mountainous areas in Vietnam, Cao Bang has many cultural minorities like H'Mong, Tay, Dao, Nung, San Chay and 11 others cultural groups. The varied groups offer an exceptional culture in the province. Lots of traditional festivals from the cultural groups are celebrated. Join in on the festivals like the Long Tong Festival and Moi Me Trang.

How to get to Cao bang province?

From Hanoi: There are 3 bus stations the local bus go there daily.

  • My Dinh bus station
  • Gia Lam Bus Station
  • Southern bus station

It's great for

  • Trekking lover, couple, so lo traveller
  • Recommend to do private tour that visitor will get useful information about this area. Also the local people daily life. It's great to do trip combination with Ba Be National Park. Trip duration can take 4 days/3 nights from Hanoi.
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