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Nestling on the very edge of Vietnam, Mong Cai is a small town located on the Vietnam-China border. It is filled with picturesque untouched beaches and a rich history of the Vietnam - China conflict. The town has booming trade owing to its proximity to the border. Mong Cai is also full of untouched beaches which are absolutely pristine and without any crowds.
Located in the Quang Binh Province, Mong Cai is a small town on the Vietnam-China border. Mong Cai is also considered to be one of the wealthiest cities in Vietnam. Mong Cai has one of the best border markets in Asia. The Bac Luan border gate is located close to the market, which plays host to a number of Chinese and Vietnamese traders. The market sells literally anything and everything! From clothes, jewellery and shoes to mosquito nets, leathers and Chinese medicine, you name it, you get it! The Tra Co beach and Sa Vi region is a pristine, untouched beach with oceans the most clear shade of jade blue and trees the brightest shade of green. The beauty of the beach convinces you that you have stepped right into a fairytale. The Sa Vi cape is an obscurely shaped cape from where you can look into the Chinese side. The Ban Gioc Waterfall is a relatively unexplored, but absolutely spectacular waterfall. It is the widest waterfall in Vietnam. The Ngoum Ngoc caves are said to extend 4 kilometers, up to the waterfall and were used to hide during the Sino-Vietnamese war in 1979. However, just a kilometer iof thisn cave is open for tourism. Mong Cai is not for those who want a lot of activity in their holiday, but for those who really want to let go of the nuances of everyday life.
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English speaking population, Pristine Beaches
Small Town, Not very tourist friendly
Mong Cai is a fairly remote town on the Vietnam Chinese border. The closest airport is at Hanoi. There are a number of buses that ply from Mong Cai to Hanoi, Sapa and Halong. It cannot be reached b... (Read More)