How to get from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall
Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of the most stunning waterfalls in Asia, it is top 4 waterfalls on planets. Ban Gioc Waterfall and its surrounding attractions like Lenin Stream, Pac Bo Cave are becoming one of must-see destinations in Vietnam. The best time to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall is autumn, when it is extremely stunning with strong water falling down, surrounded by golden rice fields. This spectacular scenery goes beyond imagination.
Since Ban Gioc Waterfall is 370km northeastward from Hanoi, the best way to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall from Hanoi is by private car or bus, riding motorbike is not recommended since the road is quite dangerous, especially in rainy season.
If you visit Ban Gioc Waterfall by cars, you can follow two following routes:
- Route 1: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Bac Kan – Cao Bang – Trung Khanh – Ban Gioc
- Route 2: Hanoi – Lang Son – Dong Khe (Cao Bang) – Trung Khanh – Ban Gioc.
Most of visitors would choose #route 1 because they can visit Ba Be Lake on the route, then go from there to Ban Gioc Waterfall.
You can take the bus to Ban Gioc at My Dinh bus station . Regular rate from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall ranges from 190,000-250,000 VND/ person. If you go on the Vietnamese holidays, the rate might increase slightly. The will drop you Trung Khanh district, from there you may take motorbike taxi ( xe om) to get to Ban Gioc Waterfall with 20km ride. Some bus company will drive you directly to Ban Gioc Waterfall but the rate would be higher. Since, it will take you nearly half of a day to travel from Hanoi to Ban Gioc, you should choose sleeper bus. Most of the bus will depart from 19:30 to 20:30 daily.
Some of the recommended bus company:
- Mai Luy bus: 0913252888, departs at 19:30
- Thanh Ly bus 0916121888 – 0912237252, departs at 19:30.
- Hiền Lợi bus 0915046784 – (026) 385.8679, departs at 10:10 AM
What to expect when visiting Ban Gioc Waterfalls?
Besides the specatacular waterfalls, you can visit other attractions of Northeast of Vietnam such as: Nguom Ngao Cave, Pac Bo Cave, Lenin stream, Cac Mac hills, – these historical sites where Ho Chi Minh worked and led the Vietnam revolution when he returned to Vietnam from China in 1941.