Northern Vietnam tours: 5 most imposing waterfalls to set feet on

Vietnam is home to a great number of magnificent waterfalls which are worth to explore once in your lifetime. If you travel to Northern Vietnam, why don’t you take a visit the 5 most beautiful waterfalls here? Let’s check it out!

1. Silver Waterfall – Lao Cai Province

One of the best things that make Sapa a popular destination in Northern Vietnam is the Silver Waterfall. Lying beside National Highway 4D, the waterfall pouring down from the height of 200m looks like a giant white dragon descending from the sky. It is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. Just about 12km from Sapa Town’s centre, it takes around 30 minutes by motorbike or car to visit this beautiful waterfall. Climbing 30 meters high from the foot of the waterfall, you can admire the water flowing down magnificently as silver. From there, you can also see stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains and the lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. After that, let’s move to the foot of the waterfall where you can buy some lovely souvenirs of ethnic minorities and taste different flavors of food.

Silver Waterfall in Sapa

Silver Waterfall in Sapa

2. Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang Province

Located in Cao Bang Province, Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of most impressive natural sights that should be listed in your Northern Vietnam tour. This waterfall is 30 m high and 300 m across, making it the widest waterfall in Vietnam. The majestic landscape in there will surely make any tourists falling in love. In there, you can swim or take bamboo rafts to admire the cascade with wonderful views. The waterfall can be visited at any time of the year because each season has its own characteristics and beauty. However, the best time to travel is from September to October, when the summer rains are less frequent. In addition to Ban Gioc Waterfall, tourists can take a visit to the nearby Nguom Ngao caves – one of the most beautiful caves in Vietnam with approximately 3 km long.

Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang Province

Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang Province

3. Tac Tinh Waterfall – Lai Chau Province

Next, let’s take a visit to Tac Tinh, which is also known as the waterfall of love. It’s situated in Binh Lu commune, Tam Duong District, Lai Chau Province and started from the majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The cascade has a height of about 100 m, falling down into a vast lake at the foot of the falls. Legend has it that there was a beautiful Dao ethnic girl falling in love with a guy in the same village. However, their love was forbidden so the girl left herself into the waterfall to demonstrate her love and keep the vows with her lover. Therefore, locals here named it “Love waterfall” to honor her. To have the most amazing view of the waterfall, you need to climb up for about 15 minutes. Additionally, taking a small path on the turquoise lake is a good way to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in there. On sunny days, you can have a chance to see the rainbow on the water surface.

Tac Tinh Waterfall

Tac Tinh Waterfall in Lai Chau Province

4. Hang Te Cho Waterfall – Yen Bai Province

Situated in a remote village of Lang Nhi Commune, Tram Tau District, Yen Bai Province, this attraction is well-known as the most imposing waterfall in the Northwestern area of Vietnam. It looks like a huge silver thread flowing down from the top of the mountain. The way to this spot is not easy to reach because of many rocky roads full of gravel and mud. However, it’s really worth your effort to come there. So do not forget to bring a camera to capture the breathtaking moments of this waterfall!

Hang Te Cho Waterfall

Hang Te Cho Waterfall

5. Dai Yem Waterfall – Son La Province

About 5 km far away from the center of Moc Chau District, Dai Yem is ranked as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Northern Vietnam that you should pay a visit. To access this cascade, you have to walk through the woodlands and a small concrete road. On the way to there, you will see many majestic landscapes of highlands and friendly smiles of the locals. This 100 m waterfall has two branches, one has 9 steps and the other has 5 steps. The most suitable time to visit Dai Yem Waterfall is from April to October, when the volume of water pours much. If you want to see the mountain area, you can climb the top of the waterfall. From here, you can admire the dramatic and poetic scenery, hear the whispering water and feel the peaceful moments of life.