Vietnam is home to an incredible selection of waterfalls. So if you’re looking for an exciting adventure on your trip to Vietnam, you may want to visit one of these falls. Some of the falls are ideal for swimming and all of them look really stunning. Aside from enjoying the lovely views, you can also go picnic by the falls, or take part in some watersports activities!
If you’re heading to Vietnam soon and would like to visit one of these falls, check out the list below for some of the most incredible waterfalls in the country that are truly worth visiting.
1. Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang
Ban Gioc waterfall is perhaps the most popular of all waterfalls in Vietnam. It’s located in Cao Bang Province in the Northern part of the country. The other side of this waterfall belongs to China. Just like the Iguazu Falls in Brazil and the Niagara Falls in Canada, the Ban Gioc waterfall is one of the world’s largest cross-border waterfalls!
The Ban Gioc Waterfall is absolutely stunning. With a width of more than 200 meters and a drop of 70 meters, this waterfall is truly massive. The waterfalls through three layers of cliffs, making it look even more breathtaking. Aside from swimming at the large natural pool, you can also explore the lush green forest surrounding the falls. The best way to reach Ban Gioc is to drive or take a bus from Hanoi.
2. Dray Nur Waterfall – Dak Lak
The Dray Nur waterfall is another stunning waterfall in Vietnam that’s located in the Dak Lak province of Vietnam. Dray Nur is one of the three waterfall systems in the Srepok River, along with Dray Sap and Gia Long. Having a height of 30 meters and a length of 250 meters, the Dray Nur waterfall is huge. But the main highlight of this waterfall is the massive cave that hides right behind it.
When visiting Dray Nur, it’s a good idea to also visit the other two waterfalls in the waterfall cluster, the Dray Sap and Gia Long. Schedule your visit in March when the coffee flowers would bloom and whiten the hills nearby, making the view even more beautiful. It is also in March that the Dak Lak province celebrates the Buon Don Ethnic Cultural Festival, which is famous for the Elephant Race.
3. Phu Cuong Waterfall – Gia Lai
The Phu Cuong Waterfall is located in Central Vietnam, at the city of Pleiku. This waterfall is mighty and grand and attracts tourists who are craving for some adventure. It would require a 20-minute climb to reach this waterfall, yet the journey is really worth it once you see the steady flow of water beautifully cascading over red rock.
Among the highlights of the Phu Cuong Waterfall are the yellow rocks in the surrounding of the falls that are in different shapes and sizes. There are also wildflowers growing in between the rocks, which make the view look even more beautiful.
4. Pongour Waterfall – Da Lat
Pongour is a breathtaking waterfall with water cascading beautifully from a 40-meter high cliff. Located in the city of Da Lat, the waterfall spreads to more than 100 meters of seven rock levels. In the background of the mighty waterfall, you’ll see different wildflowers covering the poetic paths leading towards the waterfall.
You’ll surely be amazed at the layers of waters pouring down from the waterfall producing white foam and creating a magical foggy background. Those who have been to Pongour would agree that it has one of the most romantic views of all the waterfalls in the world.
5. Thac May – Thanh Hoa
Thac May, which translates to Cloud waterfall, is known for its unique beauty. Yet, it’s also one of the lesser-known waterfalls in Vietnam, which is ideal for travelers who wanted to enjoy the views away from the tourist crowd. Located in Thac Thanh, in the province of Thanh Hoa, the best way to reach this place is to drive or take a bus from Hanoi, which is 100 km away.
The best time to visit the Thac May waterfall is in August where you get to clearly see its crystal clear blue water. If you’re visiting in May or June, take time to explore the nearby Pu Loung town, which is home to the Muong ethnic groups of Vietnam.
6. Yang Bay Waterfall – Nha Trang
Yang Bay is a beautiful waterfall tucked in the heart of a thick forest and surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. Located in the province of Nha Trang, the waterfall has a height of 100 meters above sea level. It’s also called “Ranlay”, which translates to “Heaven’s Waterfall” because of its unique beauty.
At the foot of the Yang Bay waterfall, you’ll find plenty of lakes with crystal clear water where you can swim and bask in the sunlight that shimmers towards the surface of the water. When visiting Yang Bay, take time to explore the other attractions on Nha Trang, such as the Ponagar Tower and Long Son Pagoda.