The elephant waterfall in Dalat is the deepest waterfall, 30 meters high. Elephant Waterfall is located 40 km from Dalat, not far from the airport. You can get to the waterfall only on your own, by bike, or by taxi (take a car with a driver for the whole day). Tours are not available.
Elephant Falls. Vietnam, Dalat
How to get to the Elephant Falls
Show the taxi driver the Vietnamese name - Thác Voi and a point on the map. An all-day taxi costs about $ 50. Write on a piece of paper the English and Vietnamese names of the attractions that you want to visit on the way to Elephant Falls. It would be advisable to call first at the Pongur waterfall, also drop in at the Prenn, Datanla waterfalls and the Chuk Lam monastery with a cable car.
- The cost of visiting Elephant Waterfall is 10 thousand dongs ($ 0.5)
How to get there
The waterfall is located in the countryside 40 kilometers from Dalat. Public transport does not go here and organized tours are not provided, so you can only get by taxi or on a rented moped.
The elephant waterfall is located in a small park, tickets are sold at the entrance. Free parking is available nearby.
A staircase with a railing is equipped to climb to the top of the waterfall and the descent, but at the bottom you will have to go down the stones, and because of the water they are very slippery. Therefore, you need to go here only in comfortable shoes - in sneakers or sneakers.
It’s better not to come with children at all, they will definitely want to go down and climb the rocks, and this is very dangerous.
Photo and description
The elephant waterfall is located in the southwestern vicinity of Dalat, near the village of Nam Ha, near the airport. The road to it is just over 40 kilometers. Excursions practically do not carry here, everyone wants to get on their own. The road to the waterfall, with few exceptions, is comfortable. This allows you to admire the surrounding landscape during the journey - villages, coffee plantations and flower fields.
The elephant waterfall is known not for beauty or size, but for power. It originates from a small river. When this rivulet of modest size meets a cliff of 30 meters in its path, it falls from it with fantastic power. The incredible noise of the rushing streams of water emphasizes the beauty and strength of nature. The width of the waterfall is also impressive - about a hundred meters.
The origin of the name "Elephant Falls" is interpreted as follows. In the place where the water falls with an incredible roar and noise, breaking into countless splashes, there are huge boulders covered with vegetation. Here they remotely resemble the backs of elephants swimming in the waters.
Locals often call the waterfall "The Falling Elephant." The second name is explained by the legend, of course, about love and death - very much in the Vietnamese spirit. A loving couple who was not allowed to be together rushed down the mountain. An elephant mourned their fate. His tears spawned a waterfall. But the elephant could not resist the cliff and also fell.
The elephant waterfall looks great both above and below. At the top there is an observation deck. The view below is more interesting and impressive. But the path to the foot is rather difficult, and dangerous during the rainy season. It is better to take a walk to Chua Linh An Pagoda - on the stairs to the right of the observation deck. There you can relax from the noise of a waterfall on a well-groomed territory, and admire the three huge Buddha statues and sculptures of the goddess Skanda.