Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of Vietnam’s best-known waterfalls, The falls, fed by the Quay Son River that marks the border with China, are an impressive sight and in a highly scenic location.
Boat owners here will punt you on bamboo rafts (100,000d) close enough to the waterfall so you can feel the spray on your hair (bring shampoo!) and skin. Rafts on the Vietnamese side have green canopies, and on the Chinese side canopies are blue. You’re allowed to swim in the large natural pool on the Vietnamese side, but not in the river or close to the main waterfall.
A police permit (200,000d for up to 10 people) is required to visit this region but the permit can be purchased at the police station here beside the waterfall. You’ll need to show your passport.
ADDRESS New Market Dong Van Ha Giang Province Vietnam