Travel+Leisure magazine has named the Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang Province as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. 

Situated on the border with China, the acclaimed US Magazine describes the waterfall as “a stunning show of power and grandeur, water flows endlessly through pools, down tiers, and over cliffs in a unique horseshoe shape”. 

Ban Gioc Waterfall
Ban Gioc Waterfall scene captivating is its extraordinary flow of water running dazzlingly along stair-like moulds // Photo on southeastasiabackpacker

Ban Gioc comprises a series of waterfalls on the Quay Son River in Trung Khanh District and is surrounded by limestone karst mountains and lush rice fields. It is part of the UNESCO-recognized Non Nuoc Cao Bang geopark whose natural landscapes are believed to be approximately 500 million years old.

Other famous waterfalls mentioned in the list include Kawasan in the Philippines, Jog in India, Kuang Si in Laos, and Tegenungan in Indonesia.


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