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Top 7 Amazing Waterfalls in Vietnam

Thanks to the annual monsoon season, many of the waterfalls in Vietnam are powerful, majestic but still romantic yet.

With highlands occupying ¾ the whole territory, Vietnam is a home of numerous magnificent waterfalls – a paradise for people who are looking for adventure trips. Most of them are surrounding by jungles which are unspoiled. Let’s note down 7 most beautiful waterfalls below to prepare for your next trip to Vietnam.


The first thought that comes to your mind is just “Amazing!” when you see Ban Gioc waterfall. Located in the North of the country, this is one of the biggest cross-border waterfalls in the world such as Iguazu and Niagara and no less famous than the two names by beauty and majesty.

Over 200 meters wide and a drop of more than 70 meters, Ban Gioc Waterfall offers a stunning site of 3 layers of cliffs among a picturesque, rich green background. The breathtaking sight of this waterfall bares a graceful, fresh beauty of water, the pure green of the forest, pristine and unique beauty of the ethnic villages. To experience more, you can even jump into a large natural pool near there to swim, but make sure not to get close to the main waterfall.


- Location: Trung Khanh, Cao Bang Province
- Distance: 370 km from Hanoi city
- How to access: Private car, Motorbike
- Travel type: Family, Friend, Solo, Couple
- Recommended tour: Hanoi - Ba Be lake - Ban Gioc


Not as mighty as other waterfalls in the list, but Pung Waterfall has an enchanting beauty that no one can resist. Located in Avana Retreat, a luxury resort about 30 km from Mai Chau town, Pung waterfall hides in the middle of dense foliage and is embraced by an intimate atmosphere. Pouring down from the peak, the waterfall turns into various streams nourishing all the trees, flowers, rice fields and villages nearby. This picturesque scenery is the main inspiration for the birth of Avana Retreat. This resort has made great efforts to preserve the beautiful nature as well as contribute to the local developments in the region.

Book a weekend getaway in Avana Retreat to immerse yourself in the peaceful beauty of the waterfall and to explore the vibrant culture of the local hill tribes. For once-in-a-lifetime mountain experiences, Avana also offers a private romantic candlelight dinner with music, flowers, and a delectable menu by the waterfall. 


- Location: Avana Retreat, Panh Village, Bao La Commune, Mai Chau, Hoa Binh
- Distance: one hour drive from Mai Chau Town and four-hour drive from Hanoi
- How to access: Transfer offered by the resort. 
- Travel type: Family, Friend, Couple
- Recommended tour: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hanoi or Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu luong Nature Reserve - Ninh Binh - Hanoi. 


This breathtaking waterfall plunges down from mountains form 40 meters high, spreading over more than 100 meters of 7 rock levels. When visitors witness the mighty Pongour, they are also amazed by the hundreds of vivid wildflowers covering poetic paths leading to the isolated waterfall.

While the water is rapidly and strongly flowing, it is blocked by rolling rocks and stones, torn into dozens of streams stretching vertical cliffs. Layers and layers of waters pour down creating white foam and magical cool air. Travelers can feel the good smell of natural steam and the cool atmosphere from long distances. Between the two sides of rugged cliffs is a tranquil lake that contrasts with the powerful waterfalls. 

Layers upon layers of waters pouring down create white foam and magical cool foggy. No wonder why many said that the waterfall is one of the most romantic settings in the world. You can visit Pongour in the dry season to see the clearest water or in the rainy season for its most magnificent sight. Pongour waterfall is not enough for a day tour? You can explore more about Da Lat with your own choice of destinations, we are here for help.


- Location: Duc Trong, Lam Dong Province
- Distance: 50 km from Da Lat city
- How to access:Private car, Motorbike
- Travel type: Family, Friend, Solo, Couple
- Recommended tour: Da Lat - Pongour waterfall - Prenn waterfall


Thac Bac, or Silver Waterfall, is located about 12km from the center of Sa Pa town and can be reached by motorbike or private car in 30 minutes. The waterfall is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. On beautiful sunny days, lying at a height of 500 meters, overlooking Sapa valley, Thac Bac can be seen like a white dragon looking down from the sky. Coming to Thac Bac, you will have a chance to sink into the mild weather and extravagant landscape of mountainous surroundings. Trekking through Sapa Valley is something we offer, so if you’re a serious walker, adventure seeker, and scenery enthusiast, this trip might just be the one for you. Not to mention the stunning Thac Bac waterfall you’ll experience.


- Location: Lao Cai Province
- Distance: 370 km from Da Lat city
- How to access:Private car, Motobike, Train
- Travel type: Family, Friend, Solo, Couple
- Recommended tour: Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi


Dray Nur or DrayNur is a majestic waterfall that mother of nature given to Dak Lak. It is 25 kilometers away from Buon Me Thuot is one of three waterfall system: Gia Long - Dray Nur – Dray Sap of Serepok River. Dray Nur means Wife – waterfall.

This waterfall is beautiful with 250 meters length, 30 meters in height, and spread about 150 meters. But the most attractive thing is the 3,000-meter square cave hides behind the rumbling down waterfall. For those who seek for the thrill, this is the adventure that you might not want to miss. A trip to Dak Lak with destinations such as waterfall cluster of Dray Nur – Dray Sap - Gia Long, Buon Me Thuot, Buon Don, and Lak lake in March when the coffee flowers bloom whiten the hills and the annual elephant race festival starts in every village is worth considering.


- Location: Buon Me Thuot, Dak Lak Province
- Distance: 25 km from Buon Me Thuot city
- How to access: Private car, Motorbike
- Travel type: Family, Friend, Solo, Couple
- Recommended tour: Buon Me Thuat - Lak lake - Buon Don - Dray Nur waterfall


Only 45 kilometers from Nha Trang is Yang Bay, a waterfall tucked in the heart of forest and mountain ranges from the height of 100 meters to sea level. It has another name is “Ranlay” means “Heaven’s waterfall” due to its beauty and a legend came from a love story of a fairy with a poor local man. The unusual thing is, Yang Bay is combined from 2 waterfalls: one is cold water and the other is hot so you can see white watering pouring down one side and the other side is dimming by vapor like millions of dust. At the foot of the fall, there are many lakes with clear water where you can swim in the golden sunlight shimmering on the surface of the water, creating a romantic setting likes somewhere else in heaven.


- Location: Khanh Vinh, Khanh Hoa Province
- Distance: 45 km from Nha Trang city
- How to access: Private car, Motorbike
- Trave type: Family, Friend, Solo, Couple
- Recommended tour: Nha Trang - Binh Ba island - Yang Bay waterfall


Located in the Southern city Dong Nai, far from 50km outside of Ho Chi Minh city and easy to approach, Giang Dien is the meeting of 3 waterfalls: Chang, Nang, and Giang Dien. According to the local elders, once upon a time, there was a woman and a man fell in love but their parents didn’t allow them to get married. They decided to sacrifice their lives for love and the waterfalls where they jumped down then were named Chang (He) and Nang (She) to remind people of their love story. This spectacular waterfall is surrounding by green valley, hills, forests and it offers an eco-tourism system for visitors to relax and explore. It is still a new place for visitors.


- Location: Trang Bom, Dong Nai Province
- Distance: 50 km from Ho Chi Minh city
- How to access: Private car, Motorbike
- Travel type: Family, Friend, Solo, Couple
- Recommended tour: Ho Chi Minh city - Giang Dien - Mui Ne


It is strange that Thac May (or Cloud waterfall), with its beauty and romance, is still a less-known destination for foreign travelers. This waterfall has another name: “Nine steps of Love” from the legend of 9 fairies leaving their footsteps after returning to Heaven. Thac May is a mysterious, magnificent and untouched travel spot for adventurers and couples who want to explore more about Vietnam. The best time to visit is from August onwards with sunny days, allow you to see its blue water and hear it murmurs through the quiet night. But if you go earlier in May or June, you shouldn’t miss Pu Luong - home to the Muong and Thai ethnic groups, just a drive of 70 kilometers from Thac May and you will have a chance to admire the wonderful picture of Pu Luong terraces in a new rice season. Pu Luong - Thac May  Thac Huou is an impressive tour of Thanh Hoa Province.


- Location:  Thach Thanh, Thanh Hoa Province
- Distance: 100 km from Hanoi city
- How to access: Private car, Motorbike
- Travel type: Family, Friend, Solo, Couple
- Recommended tour: Hanoi - May waterfall - Voi waterfall - Hanoi

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