Dalat attracts people not only with the beauty of the colorful flower fields, romantic pine hills or green forests running endlessly, but also with many incredibly majestic waterfalls that make tourists fall in love. Planning a trip to Vietnam? Don’t miss a chance to visit the most beautiful waterfalls in Dalat!
Whether you are a nature lover and love adventures or you are passionate about photography and looking for the ideal photo shooting location, Dalat’s waterfalls are one of the top tourist destinations in Dalat that shouldn’t be missed.
Escaping from the city and relaxing at the waterfall is always a good idea to make your journey in Dalat more exceptional and unforgettable. This is the list of top 7 most beautiful waterfalls in Dalat with all the essential information you need to know before visiting the waterfalls.
1. Datanla Waterfall
Datanla Waterfall is one of the largest waterfall complexes in Dalat and includes the upper waterfall, Fairy stream, the abyss of death and the lower waterfall. The waterfall is famous for its pristine beauty inside vast green pine forests. Datanla Waterfall is located on Prenn Pass - one of the most beautiful passes in Dalat, found just about 5 km away from the city. Datanla Waterfall attracts visitors with clear water flowing through 7 different stratums that have different appearances and features. Along the waterfall, there are smooth rocks that are said to be the place where fairies go to bathe when they go down to earth. Therefore, the water here is also called the Fairy stream.
To explore all of Datanla Waterfall, you can come via the cemented path with about 200 stairs and the length of over 1 km. It takes less than 30 minutes to walk down to the waterfall but you need to always pay attention to the path because there are many mossy areas and it’s quite slippery.
If you prefer to experience stronger emotions and pump up your adrenaline, you can choose to go down by the rollercoaster. You can join Datanla New Alpine Coaster Experience and zip through the 2,400-meter long coaster trail, passing the lush forest of Dalat and stop by the majestic Datanla Waterfalls to admire the jaw-dropping scenery. Each coaster is equipped with an electromagnetic brake system to ensure safety, and you can even use it to control the speed as desired.
If you feel less adventurous, you may consider taking a cable car because it’s more gentle, comfortable, and safe. You can also admire the surrounding landscape from above.
Datanla Waterfall is truly an ideal place for adventurous travelers to Dalat. You can also challenge yourself by participating in adventure and exciting activities to overcome difficulties such as cliff climbing, taking the roller-coaster, canyoneering, ziplining, water sliding, and High Rope course. These activities will give you refreshment, confidence and energy. The ticket for each activity needs to be bought separately.
The area around Datanla Waterfall has a restaurant and souvenir shops so visitors can stop there after enjoy the time at the waterfall.
Address: QL20 Deo Prenn, Ward 3, Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Entrance Fee: 30,000 VND per adult and 15,000 VND per child
Opening Hours: 07:00 - 17:00
2. Dambri Waterfall
Dambri Waterfall is nearly 60 m high and more than 30 m wide, and is considered to be the largest waterfall in Lam Dong Province. Surrounding the waterfall, there is a pristine green forest covering the area of nearly 300 hectares, so you will be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of the Central Highlands and forests. It has an extremely diverse and rare flora and ecosystem.
There are 3 ways for visitors to get to the waterfall: to walk about 138 steps, take the elevator or experience thrills with the 1,650 m long rollercoaster. Many people take a rollercoaster to ride to the foot of the waterfall and then a glass elevator next to it to go up.
The entrance fee is high but you can access all the activities inside. There are small restaurants, kid games, swan pedals on the lake, garden, cycling around the park, Ferris wheel, obstacle course, flower garden, and other activities you can enjoy.
Address: Thon 14, Ly Thai To, Dambri, Bao Loc, Lam Dong, Vietnam
- Combo Ticket: 200,000 VND per person (the ticket includes entrance fee, elevator, Alpine Coaster, and other activities)
- Sightseeing Ticket: 100,000 VND per person
Opening Hours: 07:00 - 16:00
3. Prenn Waterfall
Prenn Waterfall is one of tourist destinations in Dalat, located right at the foot of Prenn Pass, on the road from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat. The place retains the idyllic and wild beauty of lust green trees, mountains, and waterfalls. The waterfall has strong currents of water pouring down from above and creating a multitude of tiny bubbles that bring a special refreshing feeling when you immerse in nature.
When visiting Prenn Waterfall you not only get an opportunity to admire the scenery of the waterfall, but can also experience many activities such as ostrich rides, elephant rides, jeep tours, ethnic games, performing music of the Central Highlands, taking a pontoon boat to watch the romantic scenery around. At Prenn Waterfall you can experience sitting on the cable car and enjoying the whole majestic and poetic scenery of the space around the waterfall. Prenn Waterfall is only suitable for those who prefer crowded places and many utility services. For those who love peaceful nature, we would recommend going to another waterfall.
Address: 20 Duong cao toc Lien Khuong - Prenn, Ward 3, Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Entrance Fee: 40,000 VND per adult and 20,000 VND per child
4. Pongour Waterfall
Pongour Waterfall, also known as the "Nam Thien De Nhat" (meaning the most majestic waterfall in the South sky), impresses visitors with its magnificent beauty. Pongour Waterfall is located in Tan Hoi commune of Duc Trong district, about 50 km south of Dalat city center. Although a part of the waterfall has been used for hydroelectric purposes, the waterfall is still a nice place to visit. Nearly 40 m high and stretching for over 100 m, Pongour Waterfall has a seven-story terraced stone system, impressively excluding it from the other waterfalls in Dalat. Each layer of water flows day and night through the stone steps looking like the curtain of nature, both magical and poetic with a unique setting. The lower valley of the waterfall is also suitable for camping and relaxation.
When coming here, tourists not only can admire and explore the beauty of Pongour Waterfall but also have the opportunity to learn about the thrilling legend of the K'ho ethnic group about Kanai who is capable of conquering wild animals. People believe that the waterfall is the embodiment of Kanai's hair stream and the horns of the four rhinos she raised became seven stone steps supporting the clear blue water.
If you will be visiting tourist destinations south of Dalat city, be sure not to miss Pongour Waterfall.
Address: Tan Nghia Hamlet, Ninh Gia Commune, Duc Trong District, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Entrance Fee: 20,000 VND per adult and 10,000 VND per child
Go on an adventure to see the iconic waterfalls including Pongour Waterfall, Prenn Waterfall, and Elephant Waterfall as well as cultural landmarks of Vietnam with Dalat Discover Three Waterfalls Day Tour. You will have a full day to discover the 3 most famous waterfalls in Dalat to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Then, you'll head to Me Linh Cafe which offers not only delicious coffee but also amazing views of Dalat City. Last but not least, you'll visit a spectacular flower farm.
5. Elephant Waterfall
Elephant Waterfall, also called Lieng Rowoa Waterfall, is located 25 km southwest of Dalat City. The waterfall is known as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the highlands province of Lam Dong. With a height of over 30 m and a width of about 40 m, Elephant Waterfall is one of the few waterfalls that still retain the wild and rustic features, without any artificial beauty created by humans. Elephant Waterfalls is powerful and you can see the waterfall directly from the top and the bottom. Around the waterfall, there is a primeval forest with interesting caves and ancient trees, which is a great place to take photos.
Elephant Waterfall is associated with a legend about the deeply touching love story of the K'Ho people about Joi Bieng. The special feature of this waterfall is the sound of water falling together with the bell of the temple nearby humming early in the afternoon, creating a magical sound that brings silence to the soul.
Elephant Waterfall is also an ideal place for travelers to have a picnic with a journey to explore nature, play in the water or set up an overnight camp. Note that when coming here, you have to walk very carefully because the pathway is very slippery and quite dangerous, including mossy rocks.
Address: Nam Ban Town, Lam Ha District, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Entrance Fee: 20,000 VND per person
Enjoy a spectacular private full-day tour in Dalat City and visit a wide range of attractions by joining Dalat Private Day Tour with Silk Factory and Elephant Waterfall. You will also have a chance to visit not only Elephant Waterfall but also Me Linh coffee plantation, rural market of Nam Ban Village, Linh An Pagoda, Cricket farm and rice wine distillery.
6. Cam Ly Waterfall
Cam Ly Waterfall is the waterfall closest to the center of Dalat as it is located only about 2 km west of Hoa Binh Area, near the end of Hoang Van Thu Street. Cam Ly Waterfall has an altitude of about 10 m. If compared to other waterfalls in the Central Highlands, it's not high and has a gentle character. The impressive point of the place is that the landscape of Cam Ly Waterfall embraces not only the beauty of the waterfall but also the view of the surrounding vast pine forest.
Previously, there was also a pine forest called by the French "love forest" on the side of the falls. Unfortunately, that love forest no longer exists.
Due to being located nearby residential area and being the waste water source of Dalat city, Cam Ly Waterfall is very unsanitary. There are many comments that the waterfall was slightly dirty and needs more maintenance. If you like pristine scenery, or majestic waterfalls, you should skip this place.
Address: Ward 5, Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Entrance Fee: 20,000 VND per adult and 10,000 VND per child
7. Hang Cop Waterfall
Hang Cop Waterfall, also known Tiger Cave Waterfall, is a unique waterfall of Dalat. Tiger Cave Waterfall was called by the local people because there is a large cave at the foot of the waterfall where a fierce tiger was trapped. The waterfall is located in Xuan Tho commune about 15 km east of Dalat city center. Hang Cop Waterfall is located deep in the middle of pine forest covering an area of 308 hectares. From a distance, the waterfall with a 25 meters high and10 meters wide looks majestic. Tiger Cave Waterfall was developed some time ago as a tourist attraction, but now is almost abandoned. There are benches, picnic huts, toilets and a restaurant built to serve tourists here.
The waterfall flows very fast and there are many sharp rocks protruding very dangerous. If you are planning to participate in adventure sports activities at the Tiger Cave Waterfall area, you need to be very careful because this is the place where an unfortunate accident caused the death of a guide and a tourist in 2017.
Address: Tuy Son, Xuan Tho Commune, Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Update! Hang Cop Waterfall is permanently closed.
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