Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Detian-Banyue Falls aka. Ban Gioc Falls

The Vietnamese call it Ban Gioc Falls. The Chinese, due to the 2 sections, have named the one on their side Detian Falls and the one on the Vietnamese side, Banyue Falls. Either way, it is the 4th largest waterfall along a national border after Iguazu Falls (Brazil-Argentina), Victoria Falls (Zambia-Zimbabwe) and Niagara Falls (Canada-USA). It's part of the border separating Vietnam's Cao Bang province from China's Guangxi province.
(more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detian_Waterfall)

For those who follow Hong Kong's TVB dramas, Detian Waterfall was the waterfall that served as one of the many stunning backdrops to the 2001 TV drama series Country Spirit (aka Plain Love III). It starred Gordon Lam, Charmaine Sheh and Sharon Tang, with the story revolving around winemaking business during the early 20th century in rural China. Detian waterfall was one of the many filming locations in Guangxi province featured in the drama. Perhaps the drama posters below will refresh your memory....



Join me to visit Detian waterfall this Merdeka Weekend
(China & Vietnam Tour Aug 29 - Sep 5, 2010)
Itinerary at
http://www.facebook.com/?tid=1502110481070&sk=messages#!/event.php?eid=123336081022910

My Vietnamese tour operator forwarded me some photos showing the waterfall from the Vietnamese perspective....


















As for the Chinese perspective, here are some photos found on wikipedia.org and chinadaily.com ...














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