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This beautiful serene site was one of the crossing points for the invasion of Vietnam in February 1979 by the Chinese Red Army which led to a short conflict between the two countries lasting a month.

During the wet season the falls are supposed to be very impressive. The photo was taken in early May this year in the dry season but the waterfalls still made an impression on me.

The people you can see on the right of the waterfalls are in China.

Tags: Waterfalls North east Travel photography Vietnam Landscape and travel CAO BANG PROVINCE QUAY SON RIVER SINO-VIETNAMESE BORDER TRUNG KHAN DISTRICT BAN GIOC

Voters: Briwooly, RonnieAG, kinfatric and 31 more

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RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
3 Nov 2011 5:54PM
The falls still look impressive in this drier season: what a beautifully balanced composition with wonderful detail and colours.
Your series of images from Vietnam have been quite an eye opener for me.......such happy smiling folk and a beautiful land........somehow not at all what I had imagined.

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kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
3 Nov 2011 6:02PM
A beautiful image and taken in a wonderful location.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
3 Nov 2011 6:17PM
A simply stunning set of waterfalls, Jean-Noel, what a wonderful location, and perfectly captured. Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2247 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 6:17PM
Love the poodle-perm water, that's how I see water cascades.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
3 Nov 2011 6:18PM
Impressive view
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 6:47PM
Really good to see these places so peaceful.
I followed the war & have also watched and read various films/books about the conflict.
Thank god it ended

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
3 Nov 2011 7:27PM
Good composition and lovely green tones and hues.

11 10 10 England
3 Nov 2011 8:53PM
moiral 10 12 Scotland
3 Nov 2011 10:17PM
Strange to think that just across that beautiful stretch of water lies another country. Lovely shot. Moira
Joline Plus
14 30 57 United States
4 Nov 2011 12:00PM
It is difficult to imagine such beauty being disturbed by war...
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
4 Nov 2011 6:55PM
What a shame to hear that such an idyllic place wasmarred by antagonistic actions. Brilliant Jean- Noel.
4 Nov 2011 9:19PM
I am so glad to be your 30th Jean-Noel.Stunning waterfall,would love to be there..Lin
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
14 Nov 2011 10:14PM
An idyllic location indeed, I love all the greenery

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