The top waterfalls in Da Lat, Viet Nam

A Look at the Quaint & Quirky Waterfalls of Dalat

We love Dalat. It’s in one of the most romantic and picturesque areas of Vietnam. Dalat is known for perfect weather, beautiful highland landscapes, and quaint, quirky waterfalls. It’s the number one honeymoon destination for Vietnamese people. In this photo essay, we would like to introduce you the 4 main waterfalls of Dalat.

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Datanla Waterfalls


The Datanla Falls is the most fun and activity-filled waterfall around Dalat.


Datanla offers various adventures like canyoning, abseiling, hiking, swimming, cable cars, and this manual Waterfall Rollercoaster. It’s gravity driven and the rider controls the breaks, so you go as fast as you like.


There are many monuments commemorating different ethnic minorities, who were the original inhabitants of Dalat. Most of these are highly stylized, mythic, and dramatic.

Pongour Waterfalls

The Pongour Waterfall in Da Lat, Viet Nam

Pongour Falls in a Deep Cliff-Lined Ravine.

The Pongour Falls are the largest around Dalat. They are roughly 120 feet tall and 310 feet wide. Pongour sits in a wide valley and is surrounded by steep cliffs.

The Pongour Waterfall in Da Lat, Vietnam

Pongour Falls is Terraced

Pongour Waterfall in Da Lat, Viet Nam

You Can Climb Pongour Falls

Pongour is a terraced waterfall and you can climb up several levels to enjoy the falls up close.

Elephant Waterfalls


Elephant Falls is the most powerful around Dalat. They really roar with their heavy water flow.


This gorgeous waterfall, The Elephant Waterfall,  gets its name from the large mossy boulders that surround the falls. Ancient locals thought these resembled elephants and the falls have born the name ever since.



The Elephant Waterfall has a path that lets you get right under the falls. This are is known as the Wind Cave.

Prenn Waterfalls

The light feathery falls of the Prenn Waterfall in Da Lat, Viet Nam

The Light Feathery Falls of Prenn

Prenn Waterfall is the most quaint and quirky waterfall of Dalat. It has a light water flow but a romantic appearance.

The view from behing the Prenn Waterfall in Da Lat, Viet Nam

Behind Prenn Waterfall

It has an overhanging cliff, so you can walk right under the falls without getting wet.

Amusements at the Prenn Waterfall in Da Lat, Viet Nam

Prenn Amusements

Prenn is the most touristy waterfall. There are many vendors stalls, boat rides, animal rides, and a large park with manicured gardens.

The statues at the Prenn Waterfall in Da Lat, Viet Nam

Prenn’s Statues

Prenn is also filled with many dramatic (and maybe tacky) statues of the ancients. These often depict heroic larger than life figures from ancient legends.

We hope you enjoyed this quick visual tour of Dalat’s waterfalls. If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam and love waterfalls, Dalat would be a great addition to your itinerary.

What do you think of Dalat’s waterfalls?

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  • Jimmy and Tina
    Posted at 08:39h, 30 December

    The Dalat waterfalls are quiet beautiful and would love to ride the cable cars and check everything out. This place looks like a nature lovers paradise!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:43h, 30 December

    Hi Jimmy and Tina. Exactly. Dalat is nature lovers paradise.

  • Tess Chupinsky
    Posted at 09:47h, 30 December

    This is just absolutely beautiful! I’m always so amazed by the beauty in places I’ve never thought to even travel to!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 09:50h, 30 December

    Hi Tess. Dalat is very beautiful and worth a visit.

  • Chloe
    Posted at 18:42h, 30 December

    If I could live next to a waterfall I totally would! It is amazing what mother nature can create/

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 18:45h, 30 December

    Hi Chloe. We love waterfalls too.

  • Amber Myers
    Posted at 19:38h, 30 December

    Wow, what amazing waterfalls! I’d love to see one.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 19:44h, 30 December

    hi Amber. They are nice waterfalls. Hope you get to see them.

  • amanda obrien
    Posted at 05:43h, 31 December

    wow these are beautiful! I have never heard of Dalat and never associated Vietnam with waterfalls so great new knowledge. I think the elephant falls are my favourite!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 05:45h, 31 December

    Hey Amanda. Yes. Dalat is a special place within Vietnam with interesting geography. Elephant falls are great and the most powerful.

  • Jackie Taylor
    Posted at 18:04h, 31 December

    So jealous of these photos! Looks absolutely incredible there!

  • Jackie Taylor
    Posted at 18:04h, 31 December

    So jealous of these photos! It looks so incredible there!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 18:11h, 31 December

    Hi Jackie. Thanks. These waterfalls were so awesome to visit.

  • Chris
    Posted at 03:58h, 01 January

    Isn’t Dalat such a beautiful place, and it’s so nice to get some respite from the sticky, humid heat down near the delta.

    We visited a couple, but nowhere near as many of these falls as you!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 04:00h, 01 January

    Hi Chris. The weather and natural beauty of Dalat is a very pleasant change from other parts of Vietnam. It’s one of our favourite places in Vietnam.

  • Sondra Barker
    Posted at 09:00h, 01 January

    These are some of the loveliest waterfalls I’ve ever seen! If I ever go to Dalat, I’ll have to visit these!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 09:09h, 01 January

    Hi Sondra. Dalat does have some lovely waterfalls. We really enjoyed them.

  • Elizabeth O.
    Posted at 22:14h, 01 January

    I love waterfalls, they’re always so calming to look at. I think it’s awesome to go here for a quick break, just to unwind from all the stress at work.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 22:22h, 01 January

    Hi Elizabeth. Great points. We love waterfalls too for being calming and uplifting.

  • Anne
    Posted at 01:58h, 02 January

    Wow! The waterfall looks so heavenly. Looks like a fun place. I’d love to visit here someday.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 02:00h, 02 January

    Hi Anne. Hope you can visit Dalat someday. The waterfalls are fun and beautiful to experience.

  • Debra Schroeder
    Posted at 23:12h, 02 January

    Those waterfalls are gorgeous. And that cable car/toboggan looks fun!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 23:22h, 02 January

    Hello Debra. These falls are even more gorgeous in person and the cable cars give great views.

  • Mar Pages
    Posted at 03:19h, 03 January

    Wow, it’s like each waterfall has it’s own unique personality 🙂 From a thick slab of water to the terraced variety, haha. I’d love to give that waterfall rollercoaster a go, it looks like fun to ride.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 03:24h, 03 January

    Hello Mar. Yes, each waterfall has natural qualities that give them a unique personality. Each offers a different experience.

  • Abigail
    Posted at 03:35h, 03 January

    I love exploring waterfalls – there’s just a relaxing vibe with them. And that waterfall rollercoaster? Sounds like a lot of fun and quite a thrill too!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 03:45h, 03 January

    Hello Abigail. Waterfalls do have a special appeal. The extra things in Dalat like the rollercoaster make them even better.

  • Anita
    Posted at 03:53h, 03 January

    Thanks for sharing the photos! I going there in 2 weeks and would like to know how you moved from one fall to another and what about entrance fee? You had to pay to see each one?

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 04:00h, 03 January

    Hello Anita. Have fun on your visit to Dalat. Yes there are small entrance fees. They are around $2 USD or less. We think a private tour is the best way to visit the different waterfalls. They are very affordable in Vietnam and make getting around safe and easy. The tours usually include all fees in the price as well. A private tour also lets you time your visits to miss the big crowds.

  • neha
    Posted at 06:37h, 03 January

    The waterfall looks beautiful. And the manual roller coaster ride looks exciting. Does it take you all the way to the waterfall? Even the natural beauty surrounding the place is so soothing.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 06:44h, 03 January

    Hi Neha. The falls are very lovely. Yes, the coaster takes you from the entrance above the best waterfall viewpoint.

  • Claire Summers
    Posted at 08:43h, 03 January

    I didn’t realise how many beautiful waterfalls there are in Vietnam! I’m forever chasing waterfalls when I visit a new place. I’ll be sure to check some of these out when I visit Vietnam.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:55h, 03 January

    Hey Claire. Vietnam does have some pretty waterfalls. The biggest is on the northern border with China. We have plans to visit there later this year.

  • SindhuMurthy
    Posted at 09:02h, 03 January

    I had always considered as a land of rice terraces. With so many wonder waterfalls, it also seems to be a land of waterfalls 🙂 Thanks for sharing such amazing details about all the waterfalls in Vietnam. I shall surely add them to my itinerary for my visit to Vietnam. The manual roller coaster ride sounds like so much fun. I would definitely want to try that.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 09:09h, 03 January

    Hi SindhuMurthy. Vietnam is a very long coastal country with very diverse terrain. Rice paddies are everywhere, but Vietnam has mountains, beach, deltas, highlands, waterfalls, and even more. It’s an amazing place to visit.

  • Jimmy and Tina
    Posted at 09:35h, 03 January

    Datanla Falls looks amazing! I’d love to go to Prenn and see the statues, they look very interesting and exquisite.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 09:44h, 03 January

    Hi Jimmy and Tina. Datanla and Prenn are both fun and beautiful falls to visit. Hope you get a chance to see them.

  • Marge
    Posted at 14:33h, 03 January

    In 2014 I went to Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh. Now that I’ve seen this post, I am convinced that I went to the wrong side of Vietnam. I should have seen these falls, goddang they are beautiful. I have friends who are also in love with Dalat, I wish I’d known about this place before I booked the flight to Vietnam, maybe the experience would have been great for me. You see, I didn’t really enjoy my time in Vietnam especially when I got scammed many times.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 14:44h, 03 January

    Hello Marge. Dalat is a very different side of Vietnam. Sorry to hear that you had a bad time in Vietnam and got scammed.

  • Mimi
    Posted at 14:51h, 03 January

    You are making me ridiculously jealous. I lived in Vietnam and never got the occasion to go to Da lat. I am pathetic.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 14:56h, 03 January

    Hi Mimi. Thanks. Vietnam is a surprisingly huge country. Even if you live here, it almost impossible to see it all. Da Lat is very lovely to visit if you get the chance in the future.

  • Colleen Wool
    Posted at 15:30h, 03 January

    These pictures are so beautiful. i want to visit!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 15:33h, 03 January

    Hi Colleen. Thank you. We hope you do visit. The falls of Dalat are so pretty.

  • Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    Posted at 23:59h, 03 January

    Wow, I didn’t know that Vietnam has this kind of amazing waterfalls. They are all lovely and unique. I’m planning to visit Vietnam and probably Dalat would be in my list of place to visit. I like how you have written it as well. The photos are truly amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 00:00h, 04 January

    Hi Little Lai. Thank you. Dalat is a great addition to any Vietnam itinerary. Hope you enjoy Dalat as much as we did.

  • Oindrila
    Posted at 02:42h, 04 January

    The sight looks truly magical. Idk if I’ll ever get a chance to visit Vietnam but if I do, I’ll surely visit this beautiful place. Happy New Year. 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 02:44h, 04 January

    Hey Oindrila. Happy New Year to you. Dalat is a magical and beautiful place to visit in Vietnam.

  • mhaan a
    Posted at 04:28h, 04 January

    Vietnam is one of the countries I’ve been wanting to visit. Was supposed to go there last 2013 but I got pregnant with our first son. There’s a lot of good places in Vietnam that I would love to see with my two eyes. Thanks for sharing!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 04:45h, 04 January

    Hi Mhaan A. We love Vietnam. It has so many great sites and experiences to offer. Hope you find a way to visit again.

  • Me-An Clemente
    Posted at 08:32h, 04 January

    Manual waterfall rollercoaster?! Count me in! I had never experienced it yet so I want to try it. How was it? And how much do they charge for it. Anyway, the waterfalls look beautiful.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:36h, 04 January

    Hi Me-An Clemente. The rollercoaster is only about $2 for a round trip ticket. They way down is gravity driven and you control speed by using a brake. We didn’t use the break and it was a surprisingly exciting ride. The way back up is mechanically driven. Its slower but you can relax and enjoy the scenery more.

    Posted at 10:49h, 04 January

    the place seems like a paradise!!! i particularly like the elephant falls.. the boulders do seem like elephants!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 10:50h, 04 January

    Hi Erica. It was an amazing place! Yes they do look like elephants. That’s probably how it got its name.

  • Imaobong
    Posted at 13:23h, 04 January

    This waterfall is beautiful, and this sure looks like a great location to spend a vacation or a getaway, can’t wait to see one someday up close!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 13:33h, 04 January

    Hi Imaobong. These are beautiful falls. We hope you can visit for yourself and enjoy them too.

  • JuliaSan
    Posted at 09:19h, 05 January

    Wow, beautiful pictures! We spent 3 weeks in Vietnam this year (actuall 2016), but did not make it to Dalam. We went to Hanoi, Ha Lon Bay, Hoian, Saigon and the Mekong Delta. At least there is another reason to return. 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 09:22h, 05 January

    Hello JuliaSan. You had a great journey in Vietnam, seeing so many great locations. Dalat is great too and hopefully you can enjoy them on a return trip.

  • Sandy N Vyjay
    Posted at 22:43h, 12 January

    The waterfalls in Dalat ar really fascinating. We love waterfalls and these sure are a quaint lot with some unique characteristics. Would love to see them but in the interim enjoyed your post.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 22:44h, 12 January

    Hi Sandy N Vyjay. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the post. We love visiting Dalat’s waterfalls.

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