Topography & Climate

The mountainous province of Cao Bang is one oft he most scenic and beautiful regions in Vietnam. The province shares a 340 km long border with Guangxi province of southern China to the north, Ha Giang province to the west and Bac Kan and Lang Son provinces to the south. 90% of the landscape in Cao Bang is covered by forests that guarantee fresh and clean air all year round. Majestic karst peaks, limestone caves, spectacular waterfalls such as Ban Gioc, rice paddies, thin winding roads and countless small ethnic minority villages make the rugged beauty of this frontier region. Cao Bang is a region often overlooked by tourists which means that its unique beauty and culture have been well preserved. The remoteness and natural beauty make Cao Bang the perfect place for adventurous travelers looking for an escape from overcrowded tourist areas in Vietnam.

Cao Bang has a fairy-tale landscape of conical limestone peaks, secluded valleys and dense forests. The limestone plateau interspersed with mountains has an average altitude of over 200 meters while the areas bordering China are located higher at an altitude of 600-1300 metres. The mountainous topography makes travelling time-consuming with very limited options for public transport. Due to its northerly location and the influence of cold waves from China, Cao Bang has a cooler climate than the rest of Vietnam. The province has a temperate climate with four seasons. Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature of 25-28°C in summer and 16-17°C in winter. Lowest temperatures of 5-8°C are recorded in winter between December and February and some of the higher peaks even can see snow fall during cold spells.

Homestays

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Hoang Ngoc Kim Homestay

Phia Thap - Quoc Dan - Quang Uyen

Tours

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Trekking the Limestone Mountains and Handicraft Villages of Cao Bang

4 days / 3 nights

Cao Bang is home to many ethnic minorities that have kept their unique trad...

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Cycling the Border Belt Cao Bang

4 days / 3 nights

Enjoy some of the most beautiful cycling routes that North Vietnam has to o...