Free entrance for tourists to Ban Gioc Waterfall Festival

To facilitate the organisation of the Ban Gioc Waterfall Tourism Festival 2023, attract more tourists and revive the tourism industry, the People's Committee of the northern province of Cao Bang asked the Management Board of the Ban Gioc Waterfall Tourism Site to not collect fees from visitors to the event from October 5-7.

The festival will start with a water procession ceremony to pray for peace in the country and good weather for agriculture.

It will also feature an exhibition to display and introduce products, specialities and dishes of the province as well as sports activities, folk games and chestnut-picking.

Within the framework of the festival, there will be a performance of Then singing – a special ritual practice of ethnic minority groups - and Tinh musical instrument with the attendance of 1,000 people.

The Ban Gioc Waterfall is located within the Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark, which was recognised as a global geopark by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council in 2018. It is considered a home to various fauna and flora species and gives insight into more than 500 million years of Earth’s history.

Ban Gioc and Trung Khanh district also mesmerise visitors with the cultural heritage of ethnic people living there, including Tay, Nung, Thai, and Mong people.

The festival aims to introduce and promote the scenery, culture, and people of Cao Bang, as well as the Ban Gioc Waterfall to domestic and international visitors.

The number of tourists to the Ban Gioc Waterfall reached nearly 227,000 people in the first nine months of this year. Currently, the ticket price to visit the Ban Gioc Waterfall and Nguom Ngao cave is 45,000 VND (1.85 USD) per person./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency