Cao Bang is a mountainous border province, which is 286 km away from Hanoi to the north. Tourists can travel from Hanoi, crossing Lang Son along National Highway No. 4 or starting from Hanoi and travelling along National Highway No. 3, via Thai Nguyen and Bac Kan provinces to Cao Bang town. Cao Bang, the origin of Vietnam’s revolution, imprinted the important tracks in the national magnanimous history and had close relations to the revolutionary life of President Ho Chi Minh, the beloved leader of Vietnam.
Cao Bang is home to many beautiful landscapes such as Ban Gioc fall, Nguom Ngao grotto, Thang Hen river and mighty Phja Oac peak. The province’s mighty mountains and forests and its topography with full of obstacles and difficulties were selected as the revolutionary bases against the aggressors. They include the relic of Mac dynasty citadel; the relic of Pac Bo Cave, where Uncle Ho stayed when he came back home after 30 years traveling abroad; Tran Hung Dao forest, where the Vietnam Armed Propaganda Unit for National Liberation was set up; Bao Dong mountain, where President Ho Chi Minh went to the front to directly directed the border campaign in 1950.
Ban Gioc Fall
The province is home to honest and hospitable people with many traditional and unique festivals of ethnic groups. The nature, people and culture of all the ethnic groups in Cao Bang mix together to create a mighty and difficult to travel but poetic and smooth land which charms people./.