Ban Gioc Waterfall among World's 21 Most Beautiful

10:08:04 AM | 5/23/2024

Ban Gioc Waterfall in the northern province of Cao Bang was named among 21 most beautiful waterfalls in the world by the U.S. travel magazine Travel Leisure.

Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang province

Ban Gioc Waterfall encompasses a series of cascades that straddle the border between Viet Nam and China. In a stunning show of power and grandeur, water flows endlessly through pools, down tiers, and over cliffs in a unique horseshoe shape.

Not only one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Viet Nam, Ban Gioc is also among the largest in Southeast Asia and one of the world's four largest waterfalls lying on a border of countries.

Surrounded by limestone karst mountains and rice fields, it is part of the UNESCO-recognized Non Nuoc Cao Bang geopark whose fossils, sediments, volcanic rocks, and karst landscapes are believed to be 500 million years old.

Rounding of the list of the Top 21 are Victoria Falls of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Havasu Falls of Arizona in the US, Angel Falls of Venezuela, Dudhsagar Falls of India, Yosemite Falls of California in the US, Seljalandsfoss of Iceland, 'Akaka Falls of Hawaii in the U.S., Iguazú Falls of Argentina and Brazil, and Plitviče Waterfalls of Croatia.

Source: VGP