Ban Ba Waterfall - The Longest Waterfall In Northern Vietnam
Located at an altitude of about 170m, the water level flows evenly all year round. Ban Ba waterfall is known as the "sleeping muse" of Tuyen Quang.
The Ban Ba waterfall has a length of about 3 km, created by three major layers of waterfall. The first waterfall is called Tat Cum, the second is called Tat Cao, and the third is called Tat Gio. Between these layers are small waterfalls with a height of 5-7 m, small canyons, and blue water ponds.
|Photo: Cung Phuot|
Referring to the heroic Tuyen Quang, many people often think of the history of resistance against foreign invaders here. So this land is also known by names like “capital of the resistance”, and “capital of liberation”. Tuyen Quang is famous for many magnificent landmarks, such as the Ban Ba waterfall.
Ban Ba Waterfall is located at the foot of Phieng Khang Mountain, Trung Ha Commune, Chiem Hoa District, 80km away from Tuyen Quang City. From Chiem Hoa, go 25km to reach the waterfall deep in the jungle, between the green and monumental mountains. Located in the center of Vinh Loc town (Chiem Hoa district, Tuyen Quang province) about 40 km asphalt road, Ban Ba waterfall is the local people such as beautiful girls do not know how to make up. Ban Ba River is about 3 km long, made up of 3 main waterfalls. The first falls are called Tac Cum, the second floor is called Tat Cao and the third is called Tac Gio.
Ban Ba is listed as one of the unique waterfalls in Vietnam for its structure – with three floors. The first floor of the waterfall is called Tat Cum. The second is more difficult to conquer but is the most beautiful floor with the name Tat Cao. The third is Tat Gio.
The waterfall is located in the middle of a primeval forest with a green coverage of up to 93 percent and is strictly protected by forest rangers. The atmosphere is always fresh, cool, and comfortable.
Ban Ba Waterfall was recognized as a national landscape in 2007.
|Photo: Bao Cong Ly|
Besides visiting the spectacular waterfall deep in the primeval forest, you can also visit the jungle with many precious plants. After a long trip, you should stop to taste a meal with bamboo shoots, sticky rice, chicken, fish sauce, and the delicious specialties of Tuyen Quang.
Coming to Ban Ba, visitors can admire the beautiful scenery that nature has given people, immersed in the wide blue water with clear pebbles. The moment of walking on the side of the waterfall will bring visitors a feeling of relaxation, and refreshment, and dispel the fatigue after a string of work days. Another interesting thing is to be told by the people here that the “dong tree with red leaves”.
|Photo: Bao Thanh Nien|
The story is that in the past Ca Luong lord governorate of this land, one day went to the waterfall and met the dragon coiling pink clouds, so rode the dragon to the top of the falls. The Lord met the fairy challenging chess and won the shoes that help people go thousands of miles. Thanks to this, the Lord can study in the capital but every night, he flies home to meet his wife, however, his mother does not know.
Seeing the bride pregnant, the mother suspected her having adultery. To wash her injustice, one evening, the wife hid a husband’s shoe. The next morning, the Lord went to the capital with a fairy shoe and the other covered with clay. Through the waterfall, the clay shoe was broken, the Lord came to school late was expelled by the king, and was arrested for the crime of insulting the king. Running home, the Lord turned into a column, the soldiers cut it, and his body turned into a human, head away from the neck. The blood of the Lord flowed into the soil and became the red leaves of trees.
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