Pac Bo Historical Complex
Pac Bo historical relic, combining Lenin stream, Uncle Ho commemoration house and Lung Lan cave, is truly a fascinating destination for tourists who love to admire the poetic nature of Vietnam and learn about the most crucial stage of its war against invaders. Pac Bo is located in Ha Quang District. One can travel there from Cao Bang by riding a motorbike or hiring a taxi/ motorbike taxi.
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Historical values of the site are undoubted. After 30 years traveling the world in search of a way to save the nation from invaders, President Ho Chi Minh came back to Viet Nam and spent 7 weeks covertly working in Pac Bo cave. The cave is quite private as you can observe anything from the inside but not vice versa. As he came here, Uncle Ho named the mountain after Karl Max and the peaceful stream lying under it after Lenin. Both of the famous politicians had deeply inspired president Ho Chi Minh in his work with their political philosophies. He also wrote 3 famous poems about Pac Bo in which he relished nature, shared the burning communist passion and his modest but romantic lifestyle. Such poems help Pac Bo win the heart of Vietnamese. With a tour guide to assist, tourists can gain deeper insights into the early stage of Vietnamese Revolutionary Movement in 1945.
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The complex also attracts tourists with its pristine natural beauty. Lenin stream is not only clear but it also has a vivid bright green color that distinguishes itself from the mainstream ones. Tourists can sit by the stream, close their eyes, take in a deep breath of fresh air and listen carefully to the harmonious anthem of mountain and birds.
September to October is the most ideal period to go sightseeing at Lenin Stream as the weather is nice. July and August are deemed unsuitable since the water flow is too strong and hence less opaque than usual.
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Pac Bo historical complex can ensure a good time for adventurers who seek both unspoiled wilderness and historical values to complete their one-of-a-kind road trip.
Off the radar for expats as it seems, Cao Bang has a lot to explore and admire. Gather your team, leave behind the hectic modern life and hit the road for a comprehensive excursion to Cao Bang!
- Location: Pac Bo, Cao Bang, Vietnam
- Best for: Adults, History Buffs
- Entrance: N/A
- Hours: Day time visit is recommended
- Distance to city center: 40.8km (25.4 mi)
Nguom Ngao Cave
Nguom Ngao limestone cave or Tiger Cave, is another landmark of Cao Bang.