Cao Bang is a province in the northeast of Vietnam, bordering China. It is a land of mountains, forests, waterfalls, and caves, as well as a rich cultural heritage of ethnic minorities. Cao Bang is an ideal destination for travelers who love nature, adventure, and history. In this article, we will introduce you to some of the best places to stay, visit, and eat in Cao Bang.
Where should stay when traveling to Cao Bang.
1. Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel
Address: 42 Kim Dong, Hop Giang Ward, Cao Bang/
Phone: 0206 3888 088
- Standard Twin Room: 1,372,219VND/night
- Standard Twin Room: 2,430,000VND/night
- King Room: 2,700,000VND/night
Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel is a 5-star hotel that has a prime location at Kim Dong pedestrian street, Cao Bang city. The hotel offers a range of amenities such as an indoor pool, fitness center, entertainment staff, and room service ⁷. The hotel rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a closet, an electric teapot, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a bidet. The hotel offers an Asian or vegetarian breakfast and has a restaurant serving American, British, and Asian cuisine. A vegetarian option can also be requested.
2. Jeanne Hotel
Address: 99 Kim Dong, Hop Giang Ward, Cao Bang
Phone: 0912 130 126
- Deluxe Twin Room: 540,000VND/night
- Deluxe Triple Room: 900,000VND/night
A 3-star hotel with free WiFi, free parking, a 24-hour front desk, and a shared lounge. The hotel rooms have air conditioning, a desk, a wardrobe, and a private bathroom with a shower. The hotel offers a buffet or à la carte breakfast and a restaurant serving Vietnamese cuisine.
3. Thang Hen Eco-Resort
Address: Q75W+HVW, Quoc Toan, Tra Linh, Cao Bang, Vietnam
Phone: 091 511 58 88
Tent: 1,400,000VND – 1,940,000VND
Thang Hen Eco-Resort is located in Cao Bang Province, Vietnam, and is situated near the Thang Hen Lak. Thang Hen Eco-Resort offers a unique experience for visitors who want to explore the natural beauty of Vietnam. The resort is located in a relatively isolated area, which makes it an ideal place for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The resort offers a range of activities such as trekking, paddle surfing, and exploring nearby caves.
4. Bao Ngoc Diamond Hotel
Address: 124 Be Van Dan, Hop Giang Ward, Cao Bang
Phone: 0889 185 186
- Double Room: 500,000VND/night
- Triple Room: 650,000VND/night
- Deluxe Room with 2 Queen Beds: 1,000,000VND/night
This hotel is located in the center of Cao Bang city and offers spacious rooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also features a restaurant, bar, and spa.
Top 5 places worth experiencing when traveling to Cao Bang
1. Ban Gioc Waterfall
Address: Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang
Opening hours: 7:30am – 17h00pm
Entrance fee: 45,000VND/person
Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of the most visited places in Cao Bang province and is designated as the largest waterfall in Vietnam. It is located on the border of Vietnam and China and is one of only four waterfalls that form part of a border. The waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and offers stunning views of the area. It is also very photogenic and a great place to take pictures. Ban Gioc Waterfall is a must-visit destination for nature lovers who want to explore the beauty of Vietnam’s northern region.
2. Pac Bo Cave
Address: Truong Ha, Ha Quang, Cao Bang
Opening hours: 7:00am – 20:00pm
Entrance fee: 25,000VND/adult, 5,000VND/children
Pac Bo Cave is a pilgrimage site for many Vietnamese people and a beautiful area to visit for all. The cave is historically significant as it was the place where Ho Chi Minh. The cave is located in a beautiful landscape with forests and limestone rocks. Due to its serene location, the cave is also interesting for foreign visitors. It is great to walk along the stream that flows past the Pac Bo cave in the bluest and crystal-clear water. The peace and tranquility you experience in Pac Bo is regularly accompanied by a group of picnicking Vietnamese or couples who are more than happy to share their love by the water.
3. Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda
Address: Truong Ha commune, Ha Quang district, Cao Bang
Opening hours: 7:30am – 17:00pm
Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda is a sacred temple located in the middle of Phia Ai mountain. The temple is designed in traditional Vietnamese architecture style with a three-door gate, bell tower, drum tower, stone stele, Guan Yin statue, and more. The pagoda has typical pure Vietnamese architecture with familiar materials such as ancient bricks and tiles, ironwood, a traditional Vietnamese pagoda-style roof, and a system of letters and sentences. The temple is located halfway up the mountain near the scenic Ban Gioc waterfall. The beautiful view from Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda is mesmerizing. You can enjoy peace at “Buddhist Land in the Far East” and marvel at the green Ta Cua Y valley on the trekking route Lung Cung Yen Bai.
4. Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark
Address: 083 Vuon Cam, Street, Cao Bang
Opening hours: 7:00am -17:00pm (closed at the weekend)
Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark is a UNESCO Global Geopark located in the northern and eastern districts of Cao Bang Province in Northeast Vietnam. The area is famous for its diversified ethnic cultural identity with outstanding traditions among ethnic groups, involving festivals, traditional crafts, and folk arts. The geopark is a natural wonderland that offers numerous outstanding historical and archaeological sites, and a rich cultural heritage of national and international significance ¹. It has a highland tropical monsoon climate with two distinct wet and dry seasons, which exhibits a rich biodiversity with widespread forests, endemic faunas and floras, herbs, specialty crops, etc.
5. Nguom Ngao Cave
Address: Gun village, Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district
Opening hours: 7:00am – 17:30pm
Entrance fee: 30,000VND/adult, free for children under 1,2m
Nguom Ngao Cave is known for its unique and massive stalactites of various shapes that are sure to captivate visitors. The cave is also known as “Tiger Cave” in the local Tay language, as it is believed that many fierce tigers used to shelter in the cave and hunt for livestock and humans in nearby villages. Visitors can expect to see a miraculous world inside the cave with stone formations that look like human beings, trees, plants, mythical animals, and more ³⁴. From high stone cliffs, hanging wonderful sparkling seven-colored stalactites. Along the way are stalactites of all shapes that look like boats, cacti, forests, and terraced rice fields – a symbol of the mountainous region of Vietnam and poles and valleys that are said to create a link between the earth and heaven.
The top delicious dishes in Ninh Binh
1. Grilled Duck with 7 Tastes
This dish is made by marinating duck meat with seven different spices and then grilling it until it is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It is served with rice noodles, fresh herbs, and a dipping sauce made from fish sauce, sugar, lime juice, garlic, and chili.
- Huy Linh Grilled Duck Restaurant: 7, Ngoc Xuan Ward, Cao Bang city
- Dung Lien Grilled Duck: old highway, De Tham, Cao Bang
2. Banh Trung Kien (Ant’s Egg Cake)
This is a Cao Bang specialty that is only available during the second and third months of the lunar year. The cake is made of glutinous rice, filled with ant’s eggs, and wrapped with young leaves of fig trees. The cakes are steamed for 45-50 minutes and can be eaten hot or cold depending on individual taste.
3. Cao Bang sour pork
The inventive creativity of the Muong ethnic group is what allows the dish with sour pork to be included in the list of Cao Bang specialties. The pork is low in fat, marinated with spices, and incubated in bamboo tubes using ingredients from free-range pigs. After some time, stir-fry the meat to create a mouthwatering specialty.
5. Cao Bang Pork
Pork sausage, a well-known Cao Bang specialty, was made using a unique meat marinade recipe. Free-range pigs’ meat and organs are used to make pork sausages, which are then flavor-marinated with ginger, fruit, and honey spear leaves. The meat is then dried for a number of days with kitchen smoke, making the sausage extremely firm and delicious. When visiting Cao Bang, you can find sausage ribs in both renowned restaurants and private homes. After your visit to Cao Bang, smoked rib sausage is also regarded as a suitable gift that you can give to loved ones, friends, and coworkers.
- Thanh Lich sausage: 126 Vuon Cam, Hop Giang Ward, Cao Bang. Open until 21:00pm
- Cao Bang Cooperative: 134, Orange Garden, Hop Giang, Cao Bang province. Open until 20:00pm
- Green Market: Old Street, Giap Country, Cao Bang Province.
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