Recently, Ban Gioc Waterfall (Viet Nam) has been listed in top 10 greatest waterfalls in the world by Wonders List website – a dedicated blog to present top 10 lists from around the world in a variety of categories. (Most beautiful places in Vietnam)
Located in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang Province, Ban Gioc Waterfall is considered as the largest one in Southeast Asia and the world’s fourth largest cross-border natural falls.The fall comprises high fall and low fall with 100m in width, 60m in height and 60m in deepth; in which the high fall is usually waterless in the dry season. The best time to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall is from June to October, when the summer rains and harvest is in full swing.Besides Ban Gioc Waterfall, nine other ones are also honored including Iguazu (Brazil and Argentina); Victoria (Zimbabwe and Zambia); Niagara (Canada); Angel Falls (Venezuela); Kaieteur (Guyana); Vinnufossen (Norway); Blue Nile (Ethiopia); Gullfoss (Iceland); and Jog Falls.
Surrounded by picturesque karst peaks, its water rushes down a three-tiered cliff and is separated into three falls by rocks and trees. The scenery changes according to the seasons through the year. In spring, the flame-red blossoms are in full bloom. In autumn, the waterfall surroundings turn golden-yellow. In the summer, the waters become stronger and violent and during winter the fall’s clear waters drop slowly.