The mighty and poetic nature together with the unique culture of seven ethnic groups who are living in the area rich in culture and history creates the sole attraction for tourism sector of Bac Kan province, the northern mountainous and midland province.

Fairy Pond in Bac Kan
Fairy Pond in Bac Kan

Considered as a precious germ stone of Viet Bac mountains and forests, Ba Be Lake charms tourists thanks to its pure and blue surface, abundant flora and fauna and the tectonics of million-year limestone.  Such places as Ba Goa (Widow) island, Tien (Fairy) Pond, Hua Ma grotto become attractive to domestic and foreign visitors. When the spring comes, tens of thousands of tourists flock to Ba Be festival, the biggest festival during a year in Bac Kan province. Special cultural characteristics of ethnic people in Bac Kan are shown during the festival. Such folk melodies as then, “Sli” and “Luon”, traditional games as con throwing, blind-man’s buff, racing… really impress people.

Ba Goa (Widow) island
Ba Goa (Widow) island

Visiting Bac Kan, visitors will have chance to visit Cho Don, the former revolutionary base. This was one of the bases Uncle Ho and high-ranking Party cadres led and directed the whole nation during the resistance war against the French colonialists. The base has been restored under the government’s “Viet Bac revolutionary base” master plan.

Many famous scenic spots in Viet Bac revolutionary base
Many famous scenic spots in Viet Bac revolutionary base

The typical limestone terrain of Bac Kan creates a system of the gigantic grottos which attract visitors, namely Puong, Tien, Na Poong, Ba Cua (three gates), Son Duong (Ba Be, Nang Tien (Fairy) (Na Ri), Tham Lang cave (Cho Moi)… The grottos are very large, covering hundreds to thousands square metres, with many kinds of stalactites with various shapes.

Visitors also have chance to visit other tourists sites, including Kim Hy natural preservation (Na Ri), pagodas and temples, namely Tham temple, Thach Long pagoda (situated inside a large stone mountain) and travel along Cau and Nang rivers…Especially, tourists can join special cultural activities of ethnic people, such as the “Long Tong” “Con throwing’ festivals with ethnic minority girls. Furthermore, they have chance to taste the sweet of seedless persimmon, pears, oranges, mandarin oranges….