Cao Bang is one of the northern mountainous provinces of our country. It borders Guangxi province (China) in the north and northeast along 311 km, Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang provinces in the west, Bac Can and Lang Son in the south. It is measured 80 km north-south, between 23007’12” to 22021’21” latitudes north (from Trong Con commune, Thach An district to Duc Hanh commune, Bao Lam district) and 170 km east-west between 105016’15” to 106050’25” longitudes east (from Quang Lam commune, Bao Lam district to Ly Quoc commune, Ha Lang district).

Area: 6,690.72 km2

“Natural resources: There are four soil types: alluvial soil, black soil, grey soil, and yellow red soil. Gia Lai has 749,769 hectares of forest land , including 537,064 ha of production forest, 206,622 ha of protection forest and 56,106 ha of special use forest with various forest types. The wood productivity can be 75.6 million m3. Gia Lai accounted for 30% forest area and 38% wood product of the Central Highland. Besides, Gia Lai has various mineral resources such as Chromium, Nickel, Cobalt, Tin, Arsenic, bauxite, Gold, Wolfram, etc.

Comparing with Centre highland region, Gia Lai makes up 28 % of forestry area and 38 % wood reserve. Annual wood exploited output , both natural and artificial forest is 65,000 – 85,000 m3, which will meet demand on processing wood, pulp with huge scale and high quality. Gia Lai still has a huge land fund to serve afforesting and cultivating trees for paper material
Land area which are suitable for agriculture production in Gia Lai province is nearly 500,000 ha including over 291,000 ha for cultivating yearly trees and over 208,000 ha for perennials. At present, it uses only 197,000 ha for yearly trees and 162,000 ha for perennials, so potentiality for developing agriculture production is still very huge
Gia Lai is a mountainous province in the north of the Central Highland with a natural area of 15,485 square kilometres km2 and the population of over 1.1 million including many ethnic minorities (the Kinh majority, Jrai and Bahna ethnic groups).

Gia Lai has great agro-forestry potentials with nearly 450,000 hectares under cultivation. The basalt soil (red soil) accounts for 386,000 hectares out of seven soil groups in the province. With its typical highland climate, this is an important condition for planting long-term industrial crops like coffee, rubber, cashew nut and pepper. In addition, the province has nearly 1 million hectares of forestry land with 749,769 hectares of forests and 75.6 million cubic metres of wood reserves. Gia Lai province makes up 28 percent of forestry land, 30 percent of forests and 38 percent of wood reserves in the Central Highlands. There are nearly 100 million bamboos and many precious birds and wild animals.

This grandiose highland is the source of many big rivers running to the central coastal areas and the Mekong Delta. Therefore, it plays an important role in the regional ecological balance. This is an abundant resource for hydraulic power generation with about 10.5 – 11 billion KW. Besides the four big hydraulic works with a designed capacity of 1.422 MW (the biggest is Yaly having the capacity of 760 MW), there are 85 small and medium hydraulic power works of over 80,000 KW.

Tourism is also a strength of Gia Lai with many mountains, hills, lakes and waterfalls. It has primeval forests with diversified flora and fauna systems. The province attracts tourists thanks to its unique cultures of ethnic minorities with Cong – Chieng Culture, a cultural heritage of the mankind as well as revolutionary traditions with the name of the national hero – Nup.

– Tourism resources: Gia Lai has great potentiality for developing tourism with intact forests and ecology system, many waterfall, stream, lake and mountain (Biển Hồ, MangYang heaven gate, Hàm Rồng mountain).

– Human resources: In 2006, population of Gia Lai province is 1,150,000 people, labour- age population account for about 53 %; trained labour make up over 10 % of total social labour force. Yearly increasing rates of population and labour are rather high, labour cost is cheap but it is very necessary to strengthen training on culture and technique.
Along with positive changes in the economic development, the potential land of Gia Lai will provide big opportunities to investors.
– Minerals

Gia Lai has many mineral, most salient minerals are gold, construction materials sources, bauxite and precious stone

Bauxite it discovered a mine and four mine points in Kon Ha Nung area and surveying and assessing C22O3 content of 33.76 % – 51.75 %; SiO2: 14.04 %. Beside that, there are iron, tin, lead …but at small scale. level reserve of 210.5 million tons with Al

Gold discovering 73 mine points mainly in Kong Chro, Ia Mo, Krong Pa, Ayun Pa.

Limestone: discovering 6 mine points, the most prospect point is in Chu Se with a reserve of 22 million tons which are exploited to supply materials for two cement plants in the province

Other mineral for construction materials include basalt stone in Chu Se, Pleiku, Chu Pah, granite with a reserve of 90.1 million m3

Clay for producing brick and tile are located in wholly province but concentrated mostly in Ayun Pa, An Khe…”




When to Visit Cao Bang

The best time to visit Cao Bang is during the dry season, from October to April. It’s worth noting that North Vietnam can get quite cold during the winter months, from November to February, so pack accordingly. Rainy season — from May to September in North Vietnam — can be beautiful, just be prepared for hot and humid weather.

Bản Giốc Waterfall
Located on the border between China and Vietnam, Bản Giốc is the fourth largest waterfall in the world. Measuring 300 meters wide, the falls are absolutely breathtaking in size. The vast area and range of different falls and pools within the park is captivating. Set in a striking valley and surrounded by lush jungle, Bản Giốc feels like a paradise of its own.

Trúc Lâm Phật Tích Pagoda
A short but steep walk brings you to this traditional Vietnamese-style temple. The design of Trúc Lâm pagoda fits perfectly into the hillside. As you climb higher to the main temple area, a valley filled with karsts unfolds below. A stunning spot not far from Bản Giốc Waterfalls, Trúc Lâm Pagoda can easily be visited in the same day.

Ngườm Ngao Cave
he Ngườm Ngao cave system has some of the most unique stalactite formations in Southeast Asia. As you step foot into the cave, the formations change with each new cavern. The entire cave system is 2,144 meters long, but local authorities have only opened 948 meters to visitors to preserve its natural beauty.

Pác Bó Historical Complex

Pác Bó Historical Complex is a memorial and museum founded on the site where Hồ Chí Minh began his revolution. Here you can take a look at the cave where Ho Chi Minh lived in hiding, and the river where he fished and wrote poetry. This tasteful tribute to the life and work of Ho Chi Minh is an important pilgrimage spot for the Vietnamese.

Transport to Cao Bang
The distance from Hanoi to Cao Bang City is around 280 kilometres. Travel time can be around eight hours depending on type of transportation. Day and overnight buses are available from Hanoi to Cao Bang. Buses leave from the My Dinh Bus Station. Private charter and group tours to Cao Bang are also available. Local and online travel agencies can help you book your trip.


Bac Lam Restaurant
Address: Dong Tam, Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3852 697
Anh Huong Restaurant
Address: 3/10 St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3857 847
Bang Giang
Address: Kim Dong, Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3853 431 Fax: 3855 984
Chi Sung Restaurant
Address: 222 Vuon Cam St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3852 186
Dan Toc Quan Restaurant
Address: 3/10 St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3850 878
Hoa Dao Restaurant
Address: Kim Dong St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3852 779
Huyen Linh Restaurant
Address: Pac Bo St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3856 802
Oanh Tri Restaurant
Address: Thau St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3852 797
Thanh Trung Restaurant
Address: 126 Be Van Dan St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3853 513 / 3851 068
Trieu – Hung Restaurant
Address: Hong Thai St., Quang Uyen Dist.
Tel: 3820 206

Hotels in Cao Bang

Anh Duong Hotel
Address: 78 Kim Dong St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3858 467 Fax: 3858 467

Hoang Anh Hotel
Address: 131 Kim Dong St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3858 969 Fax: 3852 016

Bang Giang Hotel
Address: 1 Kim Dong St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3853 431 Fax: 3855 984

Hoang Long Hotel
Address: 51 Kim Dong St., Cao Bang
Tel: 3852 477

Ky Dieu Hotel
Address: 3-10 St., Song Bang ward, Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3752 368

Phong Lan Hotel
Address: K83 Kim Dong St., Cao Bang Town
Tel: 3852 260 Fax: 3852 245

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