Pac Bo Cave, Ha Quang, Cao Bang
Pac Bo Cave, Ha Quang, Cao Bang

Pac Bo - Cao Bang

Pac Bo is in Ha Quang District, Cao Bang Province. Pac Bo was where Ho Chi Minh returned to Vietnam on 28-Jan-1941, after 30 years traveling overseas seeking to liberate Vietnam from France.

Pac Bo in Tay language means "The Water Source". The name is taken from the fact that there is a stream with crystal clear emerald water rinsing out from underground a few hundred meters below Pac Bo Cave. If we hike up further from Pac Bo Cave, then it's the border marker No. 108 between Vietnam and China.

 Pac Bo is 55km north-west of Cao Bang provincial capital and there is only one road to access the site from Cao Bang City. The road is in very good conditions now and there are rice fields, corn fields as well as ethnic villages along the way. 

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There is only a mono road to Pac Bo from Cao Bang which has scenic mountains all along the way

 

 

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There are various opportunities to take photos of local people at work along the way

 

 

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And there are ethnic villages for you to visit...

 

 

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The path to Pac Bo Cave is scenic with a river all along

 

 

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It requires some effort to hike through the forest to the cave

 

 

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The cave where Ho Chi Minh lived is small and dark

 

 

Pac Bo Cao Bang VietnamThe once working table is just simple