Pac Bo cave is in the most north-eastern part of Cao Bang province, next to the Chinese border. It is a very important site for Vietnamese, as it is seen as the starting point of the revolution that led to the independence of Vietnam. The reason for it is very simple – this is the place where Ho Chi Minh returned to Vietnam. And he stayed here for a few weeks. It is claimed that he started his campaign from these caves. If you are interested in history, this is an interesting site. But even if you are not interested in history, Pac Bo is a worthwhile destination due to the beautiful setting.
Pac Bo Pagoda
Before reaching the cave, you pass a pagoda on a hill to your left. You can leave the bike at the gate next to the stall. You can either walk up the hill to your right after the park. Or you can climb the stairs at the front of the hill. On the top of the hill is the pagoda. Here you can also find a shrine for Ho Chi Minh, including a statue of Uncle Ho. It seems visiting Vietnamese leave little offerings for him on the shrine. Seemingly it is a pilgrimage for Vietnamese to this place. Besides the pagoda and the statue, you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding area.