|Bản Giốc Waterfall is a treasure of Cao Bằng Province. The second Bản Giốc Waterfall Tourism Festival aims to promote local culture and tourism. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đạt
CAO BẰNG — The second Bản Giốc Waterfall Tourism Festival took place last weekend in the northern province of Cao Bằng with a range of activities to promote local culture and tourism as well as the hospitability of local residents.
Festival-goers had the chance to experience exhibitions, art performances, folk games, cycle racing, kayaking on the Quây Sơn River, a rice cooking contest and booths introducing tourism products of the locality.
Bản Giốc Waterfall, located in Trùng Khánh District on the border with China’s Guangxi Province, is a treasure of Cao Bằng Province. The waterfall, which is 53 metres high and 300 metres wide, is the fourth largest border waterfall in the world and was named among the top ten most spectacular waterfalls in the world by travel site Touropia.
The waterfalls are located within the Non Nước Cao Bằng Geopark, home to fossils, ocean sediment, volcanic rocks, minerals, and karst landscapes, which can give researchers an insight into more than 500 million years of Earth’s history. It was recognised as a global geopark by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council in April. — VNS