Although Vietnam is a small country, it is endowed with many beautiful and attractive landscapes. Especially, with highlands occupying three-fourths of the whole territory, Vietnam is home to numerous magnificent waterfalls and paradise for adventure trips. From the South to the North of the country, you can find many interesting and wonderful waterfalls … Below are some famous and impressive waterfalls that you shouldn’t miss when traveling to Vietnam.
Three beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam tourists coming to Vietnam should visit
Bản Giốc Waterfall
The best-known waterfall in Vietnam is Ban Gioc waterfall. Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Quy Xuan River is located in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang Province, nears the Sino-Vietnamese border. With a width of about 208m and height of 60 – 70 m, the Ban Gioc Waterfall is the 4th largest fall in the world located on the borderline. It ranks after some famous waterfalls such as Niagara waterfall (between Canada and the US); Victoria waterfall (between Zambia – Zimbabwe) and Iguazu waterfall (between Brazil – Argentina). Ban Gioc is considered one of the priceless gifts that nature bestowed on Cao Bang.
The waterfall is separated into three falls by rocks and trees. The thundering effect of the water hitting the cliffs can be heard kilometers away from a distance. At the foot of the waterfall is a large river, as calm as glass, surrounded by many precious kinds of flowers. On sunny days, the vapor creates a shimmering and fanciful rainbow. Traveling to Cao Bang without visiting Bản Giốc Waterfall is a great regret and shortcoming. Its beauty is poetic and praised by the locals as well as tourists. People coming to this imposing fall usually sing these two impressive verses:
“Bản Giốc thác nước đẹp sao!
Việt Nam há chẳng thác nào đẹp hơn”
(How wonderful Ban Gioc Waterfall is!
In Vietnam, no another fall can be more beautiful)
Dalat is famous as the city of love because it has beautiful and poetic landscapes with many lakes, springs, pine hills, especially waterfalls. One of the most well-known waterfalls in Da lat that attracts a lot of visitors is Pongour waterfall.
Pongour waterfall in Dalat, Vietnam located at a deserted area, 40km from Dalat is a masterpiece of nature. Pongour is wild and majestic. With about 40 m in height and over 100 m in width, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful and imposing falls in the West Highland. It is also called “the most magnificent waterfall of Indochina”. From 40 meters above, the massive water speeds and booms down 7 floors into a big pool, creating sonorous thunder-like sounds, especially in the raining season it is stronger and truculent in fanciful dew. Layers of waters pouring down create white foam and magical cool air. If you are traveling in Dalat, do not forget to visit and admire this waterfall.
Do Quyen Waterfall
Thua Thien Hue is well-known for many beautiful landscapes, especially interesting waterfalls. One of the nicest falls in Hue is Do Quyen waterfall. In spite of not being impressive like Pongour waterfall in Da Lat and not being breathtaking like Bản Giốc waterfall in Cao Bang, Do Quyen waterfall in Hue still has its own beauty and attraction.
Do Quyen waterfall is a famous and attractive fall located in Bach ma national park in Hue. With the height of 300m, Do Quyen waterfall is worth being one of the most impressive falls in Hue. Do Quyen is named after a kind of flower called Do Quyen ( azalea flower). If coming to Bach Ma park in March, tourists will have the opportunity to see azalea flowers blooming and dying the two sides of the stream down the waterfall in light red. To conquer the fall, you have to step down the path of 689 steps which are wet and full of moss. Conquering the fall is really interesting, but It’s a challenge for those who don’t have a strong health. Reaching to the foot of the fall, a wonderful scene will appear in front of your eyes. Water rushes violently as high as 300m down the steep cliffs. In the process of moving, sometimes having the protruding ledge, water line blew create small crystals such as flower light falling into line, then turned out to meet the other ledge. Don’t forget to list Do Quyen waterfall in Bach ma national park on your trip when you visit Hue city.
Along with many other waterfalls, Bản Giốc, Pongour and Do Quyen waterfall have contributed to creating the own beauty of Vietnam. If you have a chance to travel to Vietnam, do not forget to take a trip to these falls. Their beauty will make you amazed.