Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Vietnam (Part 1)


From Ban Gioc to Pongour, Vietnam is home to many stunning and incredible waterfalls. Some are perfect for dipping, while others are lovely picnic spots; some are even ideal of those who are seeking tranquillity. However, all of them are worth visiting. Let’s check out the best waterfalls in Vietnam.

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Ban Gioc Waterfall

If you could custom build a desirable waterfall, it would resemble that of Ban Gioc, one of the largest, most majestic cascades in Vietnam. The falls, which have three magnificent levels divided by rocks and trees, have two sides: one in Vietnam and the other in China.

Ban Gioc Waterfall, TL 211, Đàm Thuỷ, Trùng Khánh, Cao Bằng, Vietnam

Elephant Waterfall

No, you’re not in India. This Elephant Waterfall is actually in Nam Ban village, approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) from Dalat’s city centre. The best part is that you can get up close to this waterfall, allowing you to get the most mesmerising vantage point; however, it can be tricky due to the rugged trails and bracing spray.

Elephant Waterfall, Nam Ban, Lâm Hà District, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Pongour Falls via Thousand Wonders

Pongour Waterfall

The setting can enhance the overall impression of a waterfall, and Pongour is a good example. The multi-layered falls allow visitors to get under and behind them, perfect for cooling down in the heat. While not as well known to tourists as the Elephant Waterfall, Pongour has the edge when it comes to ambience and untamed beauty.

Pongour Falls, Tân Nghĩa village, Ninh Gia, Đức Trọng District, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Mu Waterfall

Located approximately 130 kilometres (81 miles) from Hanoi, Mu Waterfall makes a pleasant city break. Set among wild ruins and fig-scented woodlands, it’s an ideal spot for dipping in the water.

Mu Waterfall, Mu Village, Tự Do, Lạc Sơn District, Hoa Binh, Vietnam

Tac Tinh Waterfall

Tucked away in a small green valley where the Dao ethnic village resides, the pristine and pure beauty of Tac Tinh Waterfall will make you feel as though you have stumbled upon a bygone era.

Tac Tinh Waterfall, tt. Tam Đường, Tam Đường District, Lai Chau, Vietnam

May Waterfall via Chim.98

May Waterfall

May Waterfall (which translates into ‘cloud’) is about a three-hour drive from Hanoi and is a true gem. Although the route is poorly managed, the experience is completely rewarding. May Waterfall consists of more than nine individual falls in low season, resembling a sea of cascading clouds.

May Waterfall, Thạch Lâm, Thạch Thành District, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam

Love Waterfall

A 20-minute pleasant woodland walk alongside a red-soil route through the bamboo and rhododendron forests and a stream with plenty of steep slopes will bring you to the 100-metre-high (328 feet) falls that flow in the shade of the scenic and tranquil woods.

Love Waterfall, Sơn Bình, Tam Đường District, Lai Chau, Vietnam

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