With 1,500 meters high, surrounded by mountains and flora and fauna, Da Lat city has the temperate climate all year round that has completely adverse weather conditions compared to the hot climate in the South.
Reminding to Dalat, tourists always remember the city of fog with thousands colorful flowers and romantic pine forests surrounding winding roads. However, Dalat is still the peaceful city existing in a whole hectic and modern country. Moreover, tourists coming to Dalat can’t miss the giant and fast-moving stream of these following waterfalls which make a striking feature for this peaceful city.
Pongour is one of the most famous waterfalls in the province. It’s much loved and much visited by Vietnamese of all ages. As a result, the falls are developed to cater to large amounts of visitors, but, unlike other popular waterfalls, Pongour is tastefully done. Wide gravel pathways and steps lead through lush, landscaped gardens to the gaping valley below.
One of the myths surrounding Pongour likens the heroine’s hair to moving water which, given the fine and flowing nature of Vietnamese hair, seems a fitting and beautiful poetic metaphor for the gentle cascade of these falls. Indeed, Pongour is a popular place for couples, young and old, to come for a romantic afternoon, jumping in and out of the multi-leveled falls while holding hands. It’s possible to climb up all seven levels of the waterfall, bathing in the shallow pools on each tier, but tourists should be very careful as some sections are slippery and treacherous. Pongour is a popular picnic spot in the late afternoons, so if you want to experience the falls without too many people, try to visit Pongour during the middle of the day.
Cam Ly waterfall flows gently through the range of granite rock and it looks like the hair-style of a girl. There, tourists can take a horse-riding, take photo and go for a walk around the waterfall.
Cam Ly is a variant of ‘K’Mly’, name of a tribal chief of K’ho clan. After his death, the clan names this place after him to note down his merits. The name ‘Cam Ly’ sounded so nice in Vietnamese.
Cam Ly Waterfall has now been heavily invested with little man-made scenarios full of mountainous characteristics, with concrete paths which perfectly suit the beauty of this everlasting wild nature. Cam Ly waterfall may be becoming more and more pretty, the pure environment and the dreamy poetic Cam Ly Waterfall therefore attracts many tourists.
Located beside the national road 20, Datanla Waterfall is one of the more easily accessed falls in the vicinity of Dalat. Going 5km south of the city, the entrance is at the top of the fall. An easy 15 minute walk gets you to the bottom, or for something a little bit different, try the mini roller coaster.
Datanla tourist site has an area of 312ha set amidst the preservation forests.
In recent years, Datanla tourist site has exploited some more adventure activities for visitors trying such as climbing the cliff, discovering the forest and going along the stream to come to Prenn bridge.
Prenn Waterfall is situated right at the foot of Prenn Pass, 10 kilometers from the center of Dalat city, Lam Dong province. According to the language of Cham people, Prenn means “the land of invasion”. From Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat, tourists must go through Prenn Pass which is 10 kilometers long. This waterfall looks like a water-curtain pouring from 10 meters high down to a small valley which is surrounded by lots of flowers and pine hill.
The waterfall is 8m high, it falls from the high rock above. So, if you stand at the bottom of the waterfall and look up, it is like the waterfall down from the sky and Saigon people call it Tien Sa (rain drops from the sky).
Prenn Waterfall has been strongly interesting so it has been popular sight in Dalat for many years.