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the charming look of the Quay Son Cao Bang river

Besides Ban Gioc waterfall or Thang Hen lake, Quay Son river is also a famous landscape with poetic and charming beauty in Cao Bang that visitors cannot ignore.

Introduction to the Quay Son river

Quay Son, Que Son, or Quy Xuan is an international river originating from Tinh Tay district, Bach Sac city, Guangxi province, China, flowing south into Vietnamese territory at Ngoc Con commune, Trung Khanh district. Cao Bang province. Then its confluence with 2 small river branches in Phong Nam commune, forming a majestic mainstream in Dinh Phong commune and Dam Thuy commune.

The entire river is about 89 km long, with an area of ​​1,160 km2 and the average height of the water level is 556m, the river section running through Cao Bang is 49 km long, with a basin area of ​​475 km2 and poetic beauty picturesque, so it always attracts a lot of tourists to visit every year. 

A poetic and majestic river (Photo @hlinhngg)

How to move to Quay Son river

From the center of Cao Bang city, tourists go southwest to National Highway 3, when they arrive Hang Son – Hoa Nui Vlxd, turn left to Provincial Highway 206, then just go straight to Dam Thuy commune. is the Quay Son Community Tourist Area on the left side of the road.

The majestic and poetic beauty of the Quay Son river

Que Son Cao Bang River that first impresses visitors is the unique emerald green water like “Great Tinh Coc” mentioned by Kim Dung in the swordplay movie. The interesting point is that except for days with long rain or flood, the water color is always this charming, making everyone fascinated.

Besides, due to the winding river stretching through many areas, each location will have its own beauty: there is a place to embrace the towering limestone foothills to create a charming landscape. Under bamboo clusters, the clusters of bamboo trees have grown over and over from thousands of generations, creating an idyllic but dear beauty. , or green grass dunes, poetic white reeds and bright yellow maple leaves on the hills … make travelers have to “bewildered” to watch.

A romantic view on the river (Photo @ nhan.caoky)

Moreover, Quay Son river mostly has a gentle beauty, smoothly watching the time flutter, even there are clear and smooth sections like a giant mirror reflecting the silhouette of things, but there are also places that are full of energy, forcefully wriggle through rocks, throw white foam and emit a fierce “screaming” sound, attracting visitors from far away to admire.

Gentle blue river water (Photo @metthao_)

In particular, walking along the riverbank, sometimes we will encounter images: a few rafts assembled from the trees of fishermen floating on the immense green or fat buffalo swimming round. washing under the water in the sunset before returning to the barn … makes the natural picture suddenly warm and closer by the taste of life, of labor.

the charming look of the Quay Son Cao Bang river
An impressive image of labor on the river (Photo @ mailh0809)

Not only that, but the scenery of the wooden water spins operating all night and day also contributes to the poetic and lyrical beauty of Quay Son ‘s “wonderland” . These “eternal water machines” are taken from the very natural materials of the mountains and forests, but through the skillful hands of the local people have created a unique culture of the highlands in general. and Cao Bang in particular.

The water wheel in the river (Photo @exploretheworld_too)

Great experiences on Quay Son river

1. SUP / kayak rowing

The best way to fully enjoy the beauty of this majestic river is by kayaking or by boarding. Of course, you do not need to bring them, as in some areas by the river there will be a service to rent them, with both protective equipment, rescue equipment and accompanying crew to protect your safety.

On the Quay Son River, there are many sections of mist and steam covering the river’s eyes, every time you reach out, you will feel like you can walk away, extremely interesting. However, there will be sections where there are many fast flowing rapids, paddling through, very excited, but only for those who are healthy and familiar with hands, because a little bit is just being swept straight down the waterfall.

Boating on the river is very attractive activity (Photo @ blue.nomad)

The places that can paddle are: from Ban Gioc waterfall to Bien Phong Dam Thuy station, or from Keo Na village, Hang Thoang village and Thoong Cot village to Dít village. And the appropriate time to participate in this experience is from October to March, which is the dry season in Cao Bang.

2. River bath

The clear water of Quay Son River is an extremely ideal spot for visitors to immerse themselves in cooling off in the sweltering summer. And of course, with this experience, you can only choose the quiet waters near the residential area.

Bathing in the river is good too (Photo @vietonthemove)

3. Enjoying Ban Gioc waterfall

It is quite interesting that the Quay Son River still flows through Ban Gioc waterfall – a majestic landscape, the most famous poetry in Vietnam, so it will be a huge omission if your river travel itinerary. do not visit this place.

Small tip for you, the best time to visit this waterfall is around September and October, because this is the return season, the water flowing down from above is extremely much and intense, blowing white foam. Covering a whole sky, helping you not only admire the scenery and also look super beautiful.

The most beautiful falls are the return season (Photo @ blackcat.nys)

4. Enjoy the cuisine

Quay Son River flows through many ethnic villages, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy many attractive local specialties. But the most impressive thing is probably the products that the river offers such as: frankincense fish – the famous Trung Khanh specialty or the rare gladiolus.

5. Take pictures 

In front of the beautiful young dream painting at Quot Son Trung Khanh, if you don’t immediately put up your camera to make some commemorative photos, it is too much of a fault to the creator. In particular, the most ideal time for the birth of “peak pictures” is when a new sunny dawn flashes in the blue sky and at sunset falls, making the surface of the lake look like a new shirt.

A magical moment when evening falls (Photo @vietnamesewanderlust)

Revealing, you should shoot at a far angle to be able to capture the full beauty of the natural scenery as well as the peaceful beauty of the surrounding countryside. If possible, you can invest in a flycam to shoot, because the high view angle is super magic.

Shooting from above is the most beautiful (Photo: Van Song Nguyen)

The ideal time to see the Quay Son River

Except for the hurricane and flood season in the Northern mountainous provinces around July and August which causes river water to rise, muddy and strong currents, causing many dangers, all the rest of the time you can to visit the Quay Son river .

However, it will be best if you come here during the ripe rice season around the end of September and early October, especially a section of the river about 10km on the Phong Nam valley, with immense rice fields, emitting light one after another. Bright yellow radiant sunlight, especially viewed from above, will create an extremely majestic, poetic and impressive picture.

The rice season is incredibly beautiful (Photo: Cao Ky Nhan)

In addition, the most impressive moment of the Quay Son Cao Bang river is in the early morning, when the sun has not yet reached the top of the mountain, the fog has not yet melted, embracing the river surface, covering the whole scene surrounding, making the space feel like a magical fairyland, just seeing once is unforgettable for a lifetime.

Fanciful scene in the early morning (Photo: Dung Anh Vu)

Coming to Cao Bang without once visiting the Quay Son River in Trung Khanh, your trip is really flawed!

The beauty in the watershed of Quay Son river

Bien far away land in the watershed of Quay Son river in Cao Bang has a seductive beauty. The blue river, four seasons meandering at the foot of the mountain, is identical and majestic, creating a peaceful and charming landscape that captivates the hearts of people.

The river section in Po Peo hamlet, Quay Son river has a seductive and soft beauty.

Phai Luong Dam has a charming natural beauty.

The beauty of the Quay Son River is an ideal tourist destination.

The upstream place of the Quay Son river, Ngoc Con commune (Trung Khanh) is the Thoong Khoang dam.

Under Thoong Khoang dam with small waterfalls.

Out of the Thoong Khoang waterfall area, the Quay Son river flows gently like a silk band around the riverside hamlets.

Photo: Internet

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