Ban Gioc Waterfall Festival to feature attractive activities

NDO – The third Ban Gioc Waterfall Festival will be held in Trung Khanh District, in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang, on October 5-6.


The event aims to promote the image of the land and people of Cao Bang Province, particularly Ban Gioc Waterfall – a national landscape, to both domestic and foreign visitors.

The festival will feature various rituals and festive activities, including a water procession ceremony to pray for peace along with favourable wind and rain at Phat Tich Truc Lam pagoda in Dam Thuy Commune, and a light festival at the bottom of Ban Gioc Waterfall.

The specialties of the communes and towns in Trung Khanh District will also be introduced during the festival. Meanwhile, exhibitions themed “Discovering Trung Khanh District” and “Cao Bang – 50-year implementation of President Ho Chi Minh’s Testament”, as well as performances of folk arts from ethnic minority groups in Cao Bang Province, are expected to attract numerous visitors.

Locals and visitors will have the chance to join folk games such as tug of war, sack race, stick pushing, catching ducks blindfolded and peeling chestnuts.

Ban Gioc is the largest natural waterfall in Southeast Asia and also the world’s fourth largest cross-border waterfall.