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Waterfalls in Vietnam
Written by Punith Jain on May 28, 2020 Share on

Top 7 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Vietnam- From North to South

Vietnam is a perfect mix of beautiful landscapes, history, and bustling cities. With highlands occupying more than 70% of the whole land, Vietnam is home to numerous magnificent waterfalls. It is a perfect paradise for adventure-seeking travellers surrounded by unspoiled jungles. Attracting millions of visitors all year long, Vietnamese culture is a unique experience with a blend of French and Asian influences on its architecture, cuisines, and war museums. Let’s explore the Top 8 Most Beautiful Waterfalls that Vietnam has to offer to its visitors.

1. Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang

You will be awestruck when you first see this gigantic Ban Gioc Waterfall- one of the most iconic natural wonders of Vietnam. Located in the northern part of the country, these renowned falls are fed by the great Quay Son River. Over 200 meters in width and a drop of more than 70 meters, Ban Gioc Waterfall offers a stunning view of 3 layers of cliffs with rich green background and panoramic views. It is a short 10-minute scenic walk from the parking lot and a permit is required to enter which can be purchased at the entrance. Once you get there, sink into the huge pool at the bottom and cool off from the Vietnamese heat. And, yes do not forget to bring your passport to one of the best waterfalls in Vietnam.

  • Location: Trung Khanh, Cao Bang Province
  • Distance: 370 km from Hanoi city
  • How to access: Bus, Motorbike
  • Traveller type: Family, Friend, Solo, Couple
  • Recommended tour: Hanoi – Ba Be lake – Ban Gioc
Ban Gioc Waterfall in Vietnam
Credits: Pixabay

2. Thac Bac – Sapa

Thac Bac, or Silver Waterfall, is located about 12km from the centre of Sa Pa town and is a 30 minutes drive on a motorbike or private car. The waterfall is fed from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. Standing tall at a height of 500 meters, overlooking Sapa valley, Thac Bac may be visible like a white dragon looking down from the sky. You will sink in its mild weather and extravagant landscape of mountainous surroundings. Trekking in Sapa Valley is another must-do for all the adventure-seeking junkies there.

  • Location: Lao Cai Province
  • Distance: 370 km from Da Lat city, 12 km from Sapa town
  • How to access: Bus, Motorbike, Train
  • Traveller type: Family, Friend, Solo, Couple
  • Recommended tour: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
Thac Bac waterfall
Credits: Unsplash

3. Pongour Waterfall – Da Lat

This breathtaking waterfall plunges down from 40 meters high mountains, spreading over more than 100 meters of 7 rock stages. Hundreds of unique wildflowers covering poetic paths lead to this isolated waterfall. Mostly visited by couples, no wonder why it is one of the most romantic waterfalls in Vietnam. It is advised to visit Pongour waterfall during the dry season to see the turquoise water or in the rainy season for its most magnificent sight.

  • Location: Duc Trong, Lam Dong Province
  • Distance: 50 km from Dalat city
  • How to access: Bus, Motorbike
  • Traveller type: Family, Friends, Solo, Couple
  • Recommended Sightseeing: Da Lat – Pongour waterfall – Prenn waterfall
Pongour Waterfall
Credits: Unsplash

4. Yang Bay Waterfall – Nha Trang

Lying 45 km away from Nha Trang is Yang Bay, a waterfall tucked in the heart of forest and mountain valleys at a height of 100 meters above sea level. It is also called as “Ranlay” meaning “Heaven’s waterfall” due to its prolific beauty and raw wilderness. Yang Bay is combined from 2 waterfalls: one is cold water and the other is hot so you can see white watering pouring down alongside dimming by vapour like millions of dust. Yang Bay waterfall is a must-visit in your Nha Trang day tour.

  • Location: Khanh Vinh, Khanh Hoa Province
  • Distance: 45 km from Nha Trang city
  • How to access: Bus, Motorbike, Car
  • Traveller type: Friends, Solo, Couple
  • Recommended Sightseeing: Nha Trang – Binh Ba island – Yang Bay waterfall
Yang Bay Romantic Waterfall in Vietnam
Credits: Unsplash

5. Dray Nur Waterfall – Buon Me Thuat

Dray Nur or DrayNur is a majestic waterfall in the Dak Lak province. It is 25 km away from Buon Me Thuot and one of three waterfall systems: Gia Long – Dray Nur – Dray Sap of Serepok River. This beautiful waterfall is 250 meters length, 30 meters in height, and spread about 150 meters. However, the most fascinating thing is the 3,000-meter ancient cave hiding behind the rumbling down waterfall. Visiting Dray Nur Waterfall during dry the months when coffee flowers bloom whitening the hills and the annual elephant race festival in Vietnam during the march in every village is worth considering.

  • Location: Buon Me Thuot, Dak Lak Province
  • Distance: 25 km from Buon Me Thuot city
  • How to access: Bus, Motorbike, Car
  • Traveller type: Friends, Solo, Couple, Aventure seekers
  • Recommended Sightseeing: Buon Me Thuat – Lak lake – Buon Don – Dray Nur waterfall
Dray Nur Waterfall in Vietnam
Credits: Unsplash

6. Thac May – Thanh Hoa Province

Thac May, or Cloud waterfall, with all its beauty and romance, is still a less-known destination for foreign travellers. Also known as the “Nine steps of Love” from the legend of 9 fairies leaving their footsteps here after returning from Heaven. Thac May is a mysterious, magnificent, and offbeat travel spot for couples making it one of the most beautiful and romantic waterfalls in Vietnam. The ideal time to visit is during May/June.

  • Location: Thach Thanh, Thanh Hoa Province
  • Distance: 100 km from Hanoi city
  • How to access: Bus, Motorbike, Car
  • Traveller type: Friends, Solo, Couple, Aventure seekers
  • Recommended Sightseeing: Hanoi – May waterfall – Voi waterfall – Hanoi
Thac May waterfall in Vietnam
Credits: Wikimedia Commons

7. Giang Dien Waterfall – Dong Nai

Located in the Southern city of Dong Nai, 50km away from Ho Chi Minh city, Giang Dien is the culmination of 3 waterfalls: Chang, Nang, and Giang Dien. This waterfall has a local story associated with it and the names Chang (He) and Nang (She) are to remind people of their love story. This spectacular waterfall has lush green surroundings with rich natural vegetation to explore. Easily one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Vietnam, this place is a must-visit for all couples.

  • Location: Trang Bom, Dong Nai Province
  • Distance: 50 km from Ho Chi Minh city
  • How to access: Bus, Motorbike, Car
  • Traveller type: Friends, Solo, Couple, Aventure seekers
  • Recommended tour: Ho Chi Minh city – Giang Dien – Mui Ne
Giang Dien Waterfall
Credits: Unsplash

These are some of the best waterfalls in Vietnam that will give you a blissful and beautiful experience in Vietnam during your trip. Can’t wait to explore the rawness and historical brilliance of the Vietnamese culture? Check out your own customized Vietnam packages from India and plan a holiday with the experts of Pickyourtrail!

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