Cao Bang province is about 272km northeast from Hanoi, shares a long border with China. The town was damaged in the war with China in 1979 and has since been rebuilt. There are approximately half million inhabitants in the province and a lots of local people are from ethic groups as Tay, Nung, Dao & Hmong who live on forestry and farming. Many still live on the highest peaks and carve stepped rice paddies into the steep mountainsides.
The area is mainly mountainous with spectacular scenery and good trails for trekking and explore the ethnic minorities in the surrounding villages. Besides the amazing sceneries almost everywhere, the province has several important points of historical significance and famous area as an important cradle of the revolutionary movement in northern Vietnam.