Located in Lam Dong province, Dalat has endowed with a mountainous, forested, farmed and famous area in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Despite the rapid urbanization and mass cultivation of cash crops, especially coffee and tea, Lam Đong Province still has some spectacular scenery to offer the visitor, not least its waterfalls.
It will be a mistake if we don’t mention or visit some of waterfalls as we have chance to be there. Most of waterfalls in Dalat are extremely popular with both Vietnamese and foreign tourists. Have a stunning and pristine scene, there is no reason that waterfalls are called ecotourist sites. All of these falls are the best during the rainy season (April to September), and many of them are free.
Dalat is considered as home of waterfalls in Vietnam, with more 10 ones. According to tourists, these are 4 highly recommended waterfalls in Dalat:
1.Datanla Waterfall(6km from Dalat; Admission: 10,000VNĐ)
Just off the pine-studded Prenn Pass, Datanla’s entrance tells you all you need to know about this waterfall: the big, asphalt car park is usually packed with coaches; there’s a queue of tourists outside the ticket office; the restaurant is teeming with people; loud music bellows from the public address system, while tour groups study a billboard displaying a map of Datanla’s wide array of activities, including, a roller-coaster, cable car, abseiling, rafting, and ‘free jumping’.
2.Elephant Waterfall (30km from Dalat; Admission: 20.000Đ)
With 40m width and over 30m in height, the waterfall has a legend that the elephants mourned the death of a lady who loved elephants, crying until they passed away at the foot of the waterfall. The roaring of the waterfall day and night creates a sound like the roar of wild animals. Elephant waterfall was recognized as a national monument in 2001.
3.Pongour Waterfall (50km from Dalat; Admission: 10,000VNĐ)
This is one of the most famous waterfalls in the province. It’s much loved and much visited by Vietnamese of all ages.
There are two routes to the waterfall: a gentle dirt path and some steps, or a steep, long staircase. It makes sense to take the latter down and the former up.
The waterfall is still very, very pretty, but the reduced flow robs it of its gravity and grandeur.
4.Prenn Waterfall (50km from Dalat; Admission: 20,000VNĐ)
Prenn waterfall has long been a favourite attraction for Vietnamese tourists. Its pretty setting, amongst pine trees at the bottom of the Prenn Pass, and its proximity to Dalat make it one of the most accessible and most-visited waterfalls in the province.
The actual waterfall is dwarfed in size by the extended tourist site, which includes canoeing, animal rides, cafes, restaurants, and a cable car over the top of the falls.
(Source: Internet, Tripadvisor)