CaoBang Province is located in the Far North - East, shares borders with China on the north and east, BacKan and LangSon provinces on the south, and HaGiang and TuyenQuang provinces on the west. The topography is complicated so inter-transportation is limited.
CaoBang has temperate climate. There are 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter. The average temperature is 25 - 28ïoC in summer and 16oC in winter. Snow sometimes falls in winter on high mountains such as TrungKhanh, TraLinh.
The cool weather combines with many high mountains, beautiful sightseeings to form the convenient for relaxing tour and discovery tour. Famous sites include ThangHen Mountainous Lake in TraLinh, BanGioc Fall and NguomNgao Cave in TrungKhanh. Among of them, BanGioc Fall probably is one of most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam. Several sites where Uncle Ho lived and worked before the August 1945 Revolution include PacBo, CocBo Cave, Lenin Stream, and KhuoiNam Stream. In CaoBang, the traditional festivals have specific characteristics of ethnic groups, for example, LongTong Festival, Inviting the-Moon-Mother Festival (MoiMeTrang).
Many ethnic groups live together here. It creates plentiful traditional culture. Tay group makes up a large amount of population. They have own handwriting (Tay-Nung language group). The Tay's special culture is showed in village festival, vi and then singing.
CaoBang is 272km north of Hanoi following National Highway No.3. CaoBang has National Highway No.4B and 3 linking to LangSon, BacKan, HaGiang provinces and to China. There are direct buses from Hanoi, ThaiNguyen and LangSon.