Travel to Cao Bang – Cao Bang is a region with many famous tourist destinations, featuring majestic mountains and a strong historical significance. Currently, tourism in Cao Bang is rapidly developing, with visitors coming to enjoy the pure feeling of the natural gifts as well as experience this historically rich land. Let’s share our travel experiences in Cao Bang with Myhuyglobal.

1. Introduction to Cao Bang

When you come to Cao Bang, you will have the opportunity to visit the famous scenic spots as well as historical and cultural relics. In addition, you can also enjoy the delicious specialties of Cao Bang such as 7-flavored roasted duck, kho cake, sour pho… Moreover, Cao Bang tours are also a chance for you to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic minorities.

Cao Bang is a province located at the northernmost point of the East-North region of Vietnam. Cao Bang borders:

To the West: Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang provinces.
To the South: Bac Kan and Lang Son provinces.
To the North and East: Guangxi province of China.

With such a strategic location, tourism in Cao Bang is increasingly developing and creating favorable conditions for exploring the neighboring regions.

Introduction to Cao Bang

2. When is the best time to visit Cao Bang?

Cao Bang’s climate is divided into two distinct seasons. The rainy season lasts from April to September, while the dry season runs from October to March of the following year. Experienced travelers to Cao Bang affirm that each season has its own unique beauty, and every season in Cao Bang is beautiful.

However, the best time to admire the beauty of Cao Bang is from August to September. During this time, the weather is cool and dry, making it ideal for you to travel and explore the natural wonders of Cao Bang. The waterfalls are full and overflowing, offering breathtaking views.

In November and December, the buckwheat and wildflower cover the mountains and forests, creating a beautiful landscape painting. At the end of the spring, the weather is not too cold nor too hot. You will be able to witness with your own eyes the peach blossom forests and apricot trees laden with fruits. You can also go “snow hunting” in Cao Bang during the winter. This phenomenon often occurs in the Phia Oac forest area when the temperature drops.

3. Means of transportation in Cao Bang


There are various means of transportation, including buses, cars, and motorcycles, to travel from Hanoi to Cao Bang. Among them, taking a bus is the most cost-effective and time-saving option. You can easily find a suitable bus trip for your itinerary on MoMo’s Travel – Transportation feature due to the diversity of bus companies and departure times. The bus fare from Hanoi to Cao Bang starts at 300,000 VND/person/one way.

Personal means of transportation

For adventure travelers who want to experience the beautiful scenic routes, renting a car or motorcycle in Hanoi to travel to Cao Bang is also an option. The motorcycle rental price in Hanoi is around 120,000 VND/day.

For large tour groups with licensed drivers, you can rent a self-driving car on MoMo to kick-start your journey. MoMo’s Travel – Transportation feature offers many reliable rental car options at an affordable price with a simple procedure.

Detailed driving instructions for cars: From Hanoi, you can take the Hanoi – Lang Son expressway, then follow the QL4 to Cao Bang.

Detailed driving instructions for motorcycles: Motorcycle adventurers can take the Thanh Tri bridge to enter the Hanoi – Thai Nguyen expressway. Then continue on the Thai Nguyen – Cho Moi expressway to Bac Kan, and follow the QL3 to Phu Thong – Ngan Son – Cao Bang.

When traveling by car or motorcycle, don’t forget to prepare all necessary road travel supplies and thoroughly check the vehicle from the rental company to ensure maximum safety for your long-distance journey!

Means of transportation in Cao Bang

4. Beautiful Places in Cao Bang

Ban Gioc Waterfall

When it comes to Cao Bang, many tourists immediately think of the Ban Gioc Waterfall, which is a popular destination for many visitors. Located in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province, this is a natural border between Vietnam and China. The Ban Gioc Waterfall is nicknamed the 4th largest waterfall in the world and the most beautiful waterfall in Southeast Asia. It is approximately 50 km from the center of Cao Bang city, and visitors can witness the majestic beauty of nature amidst the mountains and forests.

Nguom Ngao Cave

Nguom Ngao Cave is a limestone cave that has been formed through natural erosion processes. The limestone blocks were formed hundreds of millions of years ago and have been shaped differently by the process of erosion.

Pac Bo – Le Nin Stream Historical Site

This is a national revolutionary historical site located in Truong Ha commune, Ha Quang district, Cao Bang province, 52 km north of the center of Cao Bang city. The majestic mountains here display the beauty of nature while also holding great significance for our national revolution. This was also the place where President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked for 30 years, after leaving to find a way to save the country. Beside the Cac Mac mountain range, visitors can also visit the Le Nin stream, which looks like a precious gem with its unusual green color. In particular, the stream has a unique green color that only appears in July and August each year due to heavy rainfall. In other months of the year, the stream is a peaceful green color. The stream is also home to many fish, and visitors can easily see them swimming in the clear water from the bank.

Le Nin stream

Thang Hen Lake

Thang Hen Lake is located in Quoc Toan commune, Tra Linh district, Cao Bang province, and is one of the largest lakes in Tra Linh district. It is surrounded by green mountains and forests and has a beautiful green color that remains throughout the year.

5. What to eat in Cao Bang?

When you come to Cao Bang, there are definitely many delicious dishes that even their names alone make people curious, such as:

Black Ant Egg Cake: Every year around April and May, the Tay ethnic people in Cao Bang province go to the forest to find black ant eggs to make Black Ant Egg Cakes (known in Tay language as pẻng rày). The cake is made from glutinous rice flour, black ant eggs, and young leaves of vả tree. Black ant eggs in Cao Bang forest are very sticky, fat, and high in protein.

Cao Bang’s 7-Flavor Roast Duck: Unlike regular duck dishes, making Cao Bang’s 7-Flavor Roast Duck requires careful selection of ducks. The grass duck cannot be used, and a duck that is too large or too fatty is also eliminated. A duck that is just right, with firm meat, shiny feathers, and weighs about 1.8-2 kg is cleaned, gutted, and carefully dipped in boiling water to tighten the meat.

Cao Bang Trám Sticky Rice: Trám sticky rice is made from carefully selected glutinous rice and trám fruit. After being soaked in warm water, the trám fruit is mixed with the pre-cooked sticky rice to create a beautiful purple color. The taste is sure to please any visitor.

Khao Cake: Khao Cake is a traditional cake that is never absent from the ancestor worship altar. Khao Cake is actually a kind of dry food of the Tày and Nùng people, which can be eaten for a whole month without getting moldy or spoiling. With the tradition of welcoming the Lunar New Year in the first month of spring, as long as there is Khao Cake in the house, it is still considered New Year.

Khao Cake

6. Where to go in Cao Bang?

You can find guesthouses and hotels in Cao Bang city, particularly in the Hợp Giang Ward area. Here are some of the best hotels in Cao Bang that you can consider:

Highlands Hotel Cao Bang: 19 Ly Tu Trong, Hợp Giang Ward

Max Boutique Hotel: 117 Vuon Cam, Hợp Giang Ward

Youth Homestay: 73 Vuon Cam, Hợp Giang Ward

Bao Lac Homestay: Zone 1, Bao Lac Town, Bao Lac district.a

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