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Top Choice Waterfall in Cao Bang

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of Vietnam’s best-known waterfalls, and its image adorns the lobby of many a cheap guesthouse. The falls, fed by the Quay Son River that marks the border with China, are an impressive sight…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Cao Bang

Thu Ngan

One of our favourite com – point-and-choose dishes served over rice – joints in northern Vietnam. Enter to find a vast spread of appetising dishes, including a handful of meat-free options, served in a tidy and high…
Cave in Cao Bang

Nguom Ngao Cave

About 4km from Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave is one of the most spectacular cave systems in Vietnam. Created by an underground river, it extends for several kilometres underground; villagers sheltered here dur…
Vietnamese in Cao Bang

Banh Cuon

In the north, banh cuon – freshly steamed, stuffed noodles – are served with a bowl of hot broth. Try this dish, prepared and served in the owner's rather decadent living room; look for the 'Banh Cuon' sign across f…
Cafe in Cao Bang

Ban Gioc Coffee

The junction of Ɖ Kim Dong & Ɖ Nguyen Du is home to several coffee shops, of which this is the most sophisticated. Choose from a menu of local- and Western-style coffees and other drinks.
Bar in Cao Bang

Chimay Beer

Belgian beer in remote northern Vietnam – who knew? Choose from a surprisingly wide selection of trappist ales, coupled with Vietnamese drinking snacks.
Monument in Cao Bang

War Memorial

There's not a whole load to do in Cao Bang town itself, but there are great 360-degree views from the town's hill-summit war memorial. Head up the second lane off Ð Pac Bo, go under the entrance to a primary school …