3 best Vietnam places to visit along Vietnam - China border

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Borders are often considered as sensitive areas, expressing the sovereignty of each country. However, in Vietnam, there are places where the border with the country is placed becomes a famous tourist destination to attract tourists from everywhere. Here, in this post, we will discover 3 best Vietnam places to visit along Vietnam - China border

1. A Pa Chai Landmark

A Pa Chai is the westernmost landmark of Vietnam, bordering China and Laos in Sin Thau commune, Muong Nhe district, Dien Bien province, about 250 km from the center of Dien Bien Phu city. This place is called "where three countries heard a chicken cock" because this is the special fork of the three countries of Vietnam - Laos - China.

This landmark was united by the three nations on June 27th, 2005. The entire milestone was built with marble and its three faces is faced to each country. Each face is carved in the national language and national emblem of each country. Located at an altitude of 1864 m above sea level, this place mainly focuses on the ethnic minorities of Ha Nhi and some other ethnic minorities.

The road to the landmark must be crossed the forest to attract many people, especially those who want to conquer each land of the country. Previously, if the weather is favorable, the climb to the landmark of A Pa Chai takes about 4 hours for climbing up and 3 hours for climbing back. Now the road to this landmark has been cleared to move more easily. It only takes about 3 hours for the landmark visit.

2. Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall is known to many people and entered many travel charts in the world. This waterfall is located in Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang, also known as Duc Thien - Ban Uoc, which is a waterfall on the Qui Son River at the border between Vietnam and China.

Therefore, the waterfall is the natural border of two countries of Vietnam and China. With a width of about 208m and a height of 60-70m, Ban Gioc Waterfall is classified as the fourth largest water border in the world, after some famous waterfalls such as Niagara Falls between Canada and the United States; Victoria Falls which is located between Zambia - Zimbabwe and Iguazu Falls between Brazil - Argentina.

The road to Ban Gioc is quite beautiful, not the dusty road as before, so it is more attractive to the tourists thanks to the beautiful majesty that Nature offers. Behind the waterfall is Quay Son River with the clear green water. The river bank with beautiful scenery poetic is fresh thanks to the grass carpet, green mountains, and white clouds floating.

3. The Landmark No. 92 - where the Red River flows into Vietnam

The Landmark No. 92 belongs to Lung Po 2 village, A Mu Sung commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province, under the management of Lung Po border station. The Landmark No. 92 is located on the border between Vietnam and China, the point of junction between Red River and Lung Po stream. Across rivers and streams is belonged to China.

Like the sweet and earnest opening words of the song "To my beloved one at the end of the Red River," this is the first landmark marking "where the Red River flows into Vietnam." From here, the Red River brings the alluvial to 9 provinces in the Red River delta and makes them more prosperous.

The road to the Landmark No. 92 will take you through the fields, the terraces rice fields stretching over the top, with white clouds lining the high mountains. The backpackers often combine the Landmark No. 92 with the cloud hunting in Y Ty to complete the journey in Northwestern.

The fascination of the land border is attracting more and more tourists, especially when the destination is also covered the national pride. Come here to see how majestic it is!

Just in: Vietnam visa requirements for Chinese

You are wondering in applying for a Vietnam visa for Chinese. According to the Law on entry, exit, and transit, Chinese citizens, who wish to travel or visit relatives in Vietnam, have to apply for a Vietnam visa. Accordingly, Chinese citizens want to enter Vietnam need to have a valid passport, Vietnam visa and, the return tickets such as the air tickets or train tickets.

If you want to travel in Vietnam whether in the short or long time, you have to apply for a Vietnam visa.

***Chinese people needing to apply for a Vietnamese visa include:

  • Chinese visitors coming to Vietnam for traveling, visiting relatives, and doing business...
  • Chinese investors
  • Head of the Representative Office of the Government Charge Organizations
  • Chinese lawyers who have been licensed by the Ministry of Justice
  • Chinese citizens who are granted work permits.
  • Chinese citizens on short-term work, Chinese experts...

***The classification of Vietnam:

  • Classified by number of entries, duration of stay:
    •     A month visa (single entry)
    •     3-month visa (single entry)
    •     3-month visa (multiple entry)
  • Sort by purpose of entry:
    •     Visa to visit relatives in Vietnam
    •     Visa to marry Vietnamese
    •     Business, commercial and labor visa
    •     Vietnamese tourist visa

***There are three ways for Chinese citizens to apply for a Vietnam visa: Visa on arrival, e-visa (only for ordinary passports, not e-passport), and going to Vietnam embassy in China. Among these 3 ways, Visa on arrival is highly recommended because it is a very fast and convenient way to get Vietnam visa.

Have a fun trip!