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Thang Hen lake in Cao Bang: Ban Gioc Waterfall Tours & guide

Thang Hen Lake

The natural beauty of Thang Hen Lake, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc Waterfall Tours

Location:

Located at an altitude of more than 1,000 m above sea level, Thang Hen Lake is like a pearl in the mountain with spectacular and poetic beauty. It is a natural product that adorns the watercolor painting of Cao Bang's mountainous landscape.

How far from Cao Bang City?

From Cao Bang City along National Highway 3 to Ma Phuc Pass, following Provincial Road 205 to Tra Linh District for nearly 10 km, visitors to Thang Hen Lake will admire the beautiful natural scenery. With the steep cliffs belonging to the karst terrain of the overlapping mountains surrounding the lake, many stone blocks were cut to form giant harrowing teeth. In some places, the mountain has a steep slope and a gentle slope, creating the feeling of rows of single-roofed houses. Thang Hen Lake is a chain of small lakes running along a limestone valley. Due to the process of rock on the ceiling of the underground channel of the Tra Linh river, it collapsed to form a lake.

The beauty of the lake and story:

  • The lake’s surface is like a jade-colored mirror, lying neatly among the green forest canopy of the mountainside, a charming and poetic landscape. From a distance, the lake looks like a giant “bee tail" just like the meaning of the word “Thang Hen" in the Tay ethnic language.
  • The main lake has a diamond shape, the widest place is 500 m, the longest place is 2,000 m, and some places are hundreds of meters deep. Floating along the boats on the water, visitors can roam from one lake to another to admire the green scenery.
  • If you visit the lake in the early morning, in the midst of the blue mist like a silk ribbon blending the colors of the sky and clouds, the poetic scenery with fragrant forest scents mixed with the sound of birds, visitors can drop their souls along the immense water and Listen to the rowers next to the story of Thang Hen Lake – where a talented guy Sung got married, so he loved to play, forgot about returning to the capital to receive the official position when he remembered that he had run 36 steps, he hit his head on a rock to die the turn to 36 clear blue lakes.

The beauty of the lake and story:

  • The lake's surface is like a jade-colored mirror, lying neatly among the green forest canopy of the mountainside, a charming and poetic landscape. From a distance, the lake looks like a giant “bee tail" just like the meaning of the word “Thang Hen" in the Tay ethnic language.
  • The main lake has a diamond shape, the widest place is 500 m, the longest place is 2,000 m, and some places are hundreds of meters deep. Floating along the boats on the water, visitors can roam from one lake to another to admire the green scenery.
  • If you visit the lake in the early morning, in the midst of the blue mist like a silk ribbon blending the colors of the sky and clouds, the poetic scenery with fragrant forest scents mixed with the sound of birds, visitors can drop their souls along the immense water and Listen to the rowers next to the story of Thang Hen Lake – where a talented guy Sung got married, so he loved to play, forgot about returning to the capital to receive the official position when he remembered that he had run 36 steps, he hit his head on a rock to die the turn to 36 clear blue lakes.

The picturesque beauty of Thang Hen Lake:

  • When the sun is high, the golden rays of sunshine are like pouring honey into the sparkling lake surface, reflecting the shadow of the trees reaching out on the craggy cliffs, the shadows of the boats anchored peacefully on the still water… in the distance… Some houses on stilts have a simple, rustic look of the mountainous region.
  • Along the west side, in the dark sky of the sunset, the sound of the oars chasing fish makes people's hearts nostalgic. Further east, the lake's shoreline stretches gently with many cat-eared cliffs with pleasing shapes. On the Northeastern side, Thang Hen cave protrudes out of the water like a dragon's head sleeping for thousands of years. In the middle of the rainy season, the lake water becomes violently roaring and pours into the cave, hitting the stalactites, creating a melodious sound like an orchestra with enough drums, gongs, drums, and rattles, according to folklore, that is the time. the lake god opened the festival.
  • The picturesque beauty of Thang Hen Lake evokes a feeling of excitement, wanting to be immersed there forever. The charming scenery of green and blue water is like a fairyland. The appearance of clouds floating around the mountain makes this place even more mysterious and fanciful.
  • The lake area has a steep rocky cliff that allows visitors to easily observe hundreds of years old trees and many varieties of wild orchids. The wonderful natural environment also becomes an ideal place for wild animals to live such as crows, partridges, and golden monkeys.

Experience of tour to explore Thang Hen lake:

  • During your visit, do not forget to experience the boat ride, drifting along the blue lake water. Delight to capture all the beautiful nature in sight. Or simply walking around the lake, enjoying the spacious, fresh air is enough to see the peace.
  • Arriving in Cao Bang, and visiting Thang Hen lake, visitors stay one night in the stilt houses of the ethnic minorities by the ancient forest with interesting experiences. By the flickering firelight, the smell of grilled glutinous corn mixed with a cup of strong wine makes people's hearts warm.

Food to enjoy when traveling to Thang Hen lake:

  • In particular, enjoy the ethnic dishes made from lake products such as braised green jasmine fish, sauteed anh vu fish with chili, braised mountain shrimp with tamarind… or hill chicken, roasted pork, delicious declared beef vegetables. … with the warm taste of wine distilled from corn and yeast leaves according to the traditional method of the Tay people.
  • In the midst of the vast space, the charming painting of Cao Bang's mountains, the Then dances, and fishing performed by young women captivated many tourists from all over the world.

Tours to explore Thang Hen Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall tours

Thang Hen Lake

The natural beauty of Thang Hen Lake, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc Waterfall Tours

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Thang Hen Lake in Ban Gioc Waterfall

Thang Hen Lake & Ban Gioc Waterfall Tours

Day 01

HANOI – DRIVE TO CAO BANG – OVERNIGHT IN CAO BANG ( L/ D )

  • Breakfast at hotel, check out the hotel in Hanoi
  • 09:00 Am: Depart from Hanoi to Cao Bang, you enjoy sightseeing the natural landscape of the midland then highland from the bus during the drive and we will flexibly making stopovers for relaxing and taking
    photographs.  You will have chances to view unique and wild beauties of mountainous area, green rice terrace and meet the ethnic minority along the way with their colorful traditional costume
  • You will have lunch at the local restaurant on the way (local foods only).
  • After the lunch, we keep driving on the adventurous way to Cao Bang,
  • On arrival, Cao Bang city, check-in the hotel in Cao Bang
  • You will have dinner at a local restaurant
  • Free & easy time and overnight at hotel in Cao Bang city, Cao Bang province

Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer with 29 seater bus, English speaking tour guide, lunch, dinner, entrance fee, hotel accommodation in Cao Bang city, water

Day 02

CAO BANG – BAN GIOC – CAO BANG( B, L)

  • After breakfast at the hotel, Driving up to visit Ban Gioc waterfalls – the biggest waterfall in Vietnam however it is not full water in the dry season, This area is the highest and most spectacular in the area in China and Vietnam border.
  • Enjoy an imposing scene of Ban Gioc waterfalls. Visit Nguom Ngao Cave. then returning to Cao Bang
  • Overnight in Cao Bang.

Day 03

CAO BANG– BA BE LAKE( B, L, D)

  • Getting started at 8 Am from Hotel in Cao Bang. Taking adventurous ways to Ba Be lake about 2.5 hours.
  • Then we will take about a 2 hours walk on flat road through Ba Be national park to Pac Ngoi village.
  • We have a picnic lunch on the way. After arriving at our homestay in Pac Ngoi village of Tay people, we will have free time to walk around and meet the Tay people
  • Dinner and homestay with Tay people in Pac Ngoi village.

Day 04

HANOI CITY CENTER TO NOI BAI AIRPORT – DEPARTURE (B)

  • After Breakfast, tour today leave at 07:30 am for the Harbor, we will spend half-day visiting the beauty of Ba Be Lakes, we take our canoe navigating into the tranquility of Ba Be Lakes and be witness to all of its majesties, if you wish to, the
  • Cruise tour can include a swim before we head back to harbor,
    Back to Pac Ngoi Village for lunch
  • 13:00, We take a drive from Pac Ngoi directly to Hanoi
  • On arrival in Hanoi city, re-check in the Hotel & free time
  • Your arrangement for dinner on own payment
  • Free time & Overnight at hotel in Hanoi city

Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer with 29 seater bus, English speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fee, hotel accommodation in Hanoi capital city, water

What's included in this trip

  • Full transportation by private car  as tour program indicated.
  • Full meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English- speaking guide
  • Entrance fees.
  • Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room).

What's excluded in this trip

  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc.

 HOTELS & CRUISES IN VIETNAM  SELECTED

 

Destination

Room Type

HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE

Cao Bang Hotels

Deluxe room

Hoang Anh Hotel/ Thanh Loan Hotel  http://www.hoanganhhotel.com/

BA BE LAKE

HOMESTAY ON STILT

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