10 Incredible Waterfalls in Vietnam set in the Lap of Nature
Vietnam is home to a stunning and incredible waterfalls. If you have explored all of the beautiful landscapes, nightlife, and a good amount of historical sites and want to see more, then the waterfalls in Vietnam will help you live the dream. Some are perfect for dipping, while others make for lovely picnic spots; some are even ideal for those who are seeking tranquillity. However, all of them are worth visiting.
1. Ban Gioc Waterfalls, Cao Bang
Located in Cao Bang Province, Ban Gioc is marked as the 4th largest and among world’s most beautiful waterfalls. It is one of the most majestic waterfalls in Vietnam with a collection of stunning cascades. These renowned falls are fed by the Quay Son River that marks the border between China and Vietnam. The waterfall can be visited at any time of year, but the best time is said to be September and October when the summer rains that feed the falls are less frequent and the rice harvest is in full swing. Swimming is banned here but there are small bamboo rafts that take tourists to the very edge of the falls.
Address: Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang Province
Entrance fee: 45,000 VND
2. Datanla Waterfalls, Lam Dong
Located on a hill covered with thousands of pine trees about 8 km from the city centre of Dalat, Datanla Waterfall is a nature amusement park of sorts, offering several activities besides sightseeing. The waterfall is consisting of three floors, tourists can walk down or they can take the roller coaster to each floor. In addition, this place is also a playground with many adventure games like Canyoning, Kayak, and High Rope course. It is not the biggest or most impressive waterfall in Vietnam but Datanla is special. In fact, the name Datanla means “water under the leaves” in an ancient dialect. And even today, Datanla maintains its charm as a pretty little natural gem “hidden” in the forest.
Address: Datanla Waterfall, QL 20 Prenn Pass, Dalat City, Lam Dong province
Entrance fee: 10,000 VND
3. Dray Nur Waterfalls, Dak Lak
With its romantic mysterious beauty, Dray Nur Waterfall in Dak Lak Province is closely associated with many legends of the Central Highlands. The waterfall has become a popular tourist destination. Dray Nur waterfall in Kuop Village is about 25km south of Buon Ma Thuot City. The waterfall, which is 250m long and 30m high, is the most beautiful and largest of the three waterfalls on the Serepok River.
From afar, Dray Nur offers a spectacular panorama. Dray Nur is renowned for its purity and for its incredible legends. Dray Nur in the local language, means Female or Wife Waterfall. The magnificence of Dray Nur might make some feel dizzy but for adventure lovers, visiting the waterfall is an impressive experience.
Address: Dray Nur Waterfall, Ea Na, Krong Ana District, Dak Lak Province
Entrance fee: 40,000 VND
4. Pongour Waterfalls, Lam Dong
The multi-tiered Pongour Waterfall is located nearly 50km southeast of Dalat City centre . Pongour Waterfall is the largest falls in the area and one of the most impressive in the entire Lam Dong Province. It is about 40m high, 100m wide. Waterfall is divided into several layers which makes it absolutely perfect for cooling yourself in the hot weather. If you are visiting Vietnam during summers, you must visit this waterfall for relaxing and rejuvenating your mind. Pongour waterfall is known for its natural beauty and aura.
Address: Tan Nghia, Ninh Gia, Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province
Entrance fee: 10,000 VND
5. Ba Ho Waterfalls, Nha Trang
Ba Ho Waterfall is a lovely, quiet place to unwind. A challenging 15-minute trek takes you through the natural falls, culminating in a lake surrounded by densely forested landscape.
If you are a sporty person and want to trek or hike up to the incredible views of nature, then you must visit Ba Ho waterfall. The hike up to this waterfall which is accompanied by thick jungle, following a river and climbing up the canyon from where the fall peeks into. This is one of the most famous waterfalls in Vietnam which offers an offbeat experience.
Address: Ninh ich, Ninh Hoa, Nha Trang
Entrance fee: 20000 VND
6. Giang Dien Waterfalls, Dong Nai
If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the monotonous city life and looking for a peaceful escape, then you must visit Giang Dien waterfall. Located near Saigon, it is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam which never fails to bound the tourists with its charm. The falls offers mesmerizing views.
The waterfall is a wide one and has clear water that pours into smaller ponds and lakes. There are a lot of picnic tables here if you want to spend the day taking a break from city life. You can even pay for a campsite and spend the night listening to the peaceful waters and being one with nature.
Address: 104/4 Hoa Binh Hamlet, Giang Dien Commune, Trang Bom, Dong Nai
Entrance Fee : 20000 VND
7. Love Waterfalls, SAPA
A Must-see attraction in Sapa is Love Waterfall (Thac Tinh Yeu). The name is derived from the sad love story of O Quy Ho, the eldest son of the Mountain God and Ai Lao – the seventh fairy living in the sky. They fell in love at the first sight but couldn’t be together because of the heaven law. A 20-minute pleasant walk alongside a red-soil route through the bamboo forests and a stream with plenty of steep slopes will bring you to the 100m-high (328 feet) falls that flow in the shade of the scenic and tranquil woods.
The waterfall is actually located in the Hoang Lien National Park, below the Fansipan summit.
Address: San Sa Ho Commune, Sapa, Lao Cai
Entrance fee: 35,000 VND
8. Elephant Waterfalls, Da Lat
Elephant Waterfalls is located in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It is located about 25 km from Da Lat on the Cam Ly River. The falls are described as one of the most beautiful of the Central Highlands.
Go on an adventurous trip through twisting roads of the countryside, passing the farming villages and mountains, and reach Elephant waterfall which is one of the best in the north Vietnam. The water at this waterfall gushes out with an uproar which is an incredible thing to watch!
Address : Gia Lam, Lam Ha District, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Entrance Fee: 20000 VND
9. Yang Bay Waterfalls, Khanh Vinh
Yang Bay Waterfall is located at an altitude of 600m from the mainland. This is considered one of the tributaries upstream from the highlands down the Cai River, Nha Trang Vietnam. Yang Bay by calling the ethnic Raglai means "sky trust".
The road to Yang Bay waterfall is very beautiful because of its colourful flowers and their fragrant aroma. Although being turned into an ecotourism area, Yang Bay area still keeps it pristine nature. Visiting Yang Bay waterfall, you also have chance to access a nearby small cave which used to be a shelter for revolutionary soldiers during the war.
Address: Khanh Phu Commune, Khanh Vinh District, Khanh Hoa Province
Entrance fee: from 120,000 VND
10. Thuy Tien Waterfalls, Dak Lak
Thuy Tien Waterfall is known as three-level waterfall, which is like a fairy in the middle of deep jungle. The first layer is a low slope with steps and the tree roots along the two sides hanging down like natural hammocks. The second layer presents visitors various small and shallow lakes which becomes an ideal place for visitors to immerse in. When you see the water falling down vertically into a deep lake at the base of the waterfall, it means that you reached the third layer.
The waterfall is associated with the story of a faithful girl in the Central Highlands who went to find her husband and then fell to a shoal creek. It rained down to fill the stream and also from the faithful wife’s hair, the long flowing stream created Thuy Tien Waterfall.
It is totally worth the trip out of the harsh and stifling heat of the city if you are in love with impressive natural sights.
Address: Ea Puk Commune, Ea Kar District, Dak Lak Province.
Entrance fee: 25,000 VND/Adult and 10,000 VND/Child
These 10 waterfalls are proof that Vietnam has many destinations waiting to be explored. While it takes a great effort to see all of these beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam, it can be a fun way to spend your time! I hope that you are now craving for a visit to these wonderful marvels of nature. And just so you know, I feel the same.