The last time I enjoyed the autumn was two years ago in Japan. A bit surprised that “autumn” also exists in Southeast Asia.
Maple trees in Trung Khanh, Cao Bang Province have brightened the local landscape with red and yellow leaves on the first week of 2021.
The district presents a transformed spectacle in the months of late December and early January. One of the most beautiful sights at this time is the Ban Viet Lake.
The aerial view captures the colors dyeing a forest as a road and a river meander through it. A lakeside road winds its way through the colorful forest.
Ban Viet Lake, which spreads over an area of five hectares, is a great camping and trekking spot. Apart from sightseeing on the winding roads, visitors can take a boat trip on the freshwater lake.
The forest is ablaze with green, yellow, pink, orange and red shades, its really reminding me of autumn scenes in Japan.
From Hanoi, tourists can take the Hanoi – Bac Giang Expressway, turn into Highway 3A and go north for 13 km to reach the Ban Viet Lake near the Ban Gioc tourist area.
Cao Bang’s Trung Khanh District is also home to Ban Gioc waterfall, the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia and the world’s fourth largest along a national border, after the Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls and Niagara Falls.
Other appealing stops in Cao Bang -named a global geopark by UNESCO in 2018, include Non Nuoc Cao Bang geopark, Pac Bo Cave, Nguom Ngao Cave, Thang Hen Lake, and the Phia Oac – Phia Den ecotourism area.
Photos by Pham Huu Tuyen/VN Express