10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls To Visit In Vietnam

Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in nature or have a picnic with friends, visiting waterfalls is a perfect choice.

Here is a list of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam from North to South.

 

Ban Gioc waterfall

Located on the border with China, Ban Gioc (Detian falls) is Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall. It’s also the largest waterfall in Asia and the 4th largest cross-border fall in the world.

Magnificent and impressive is how I describe this waterfall. Amid the mountain scenery, the waterfall appears like white silk falling through different cascades.

Ban gioc falls Vietnam.

I highly recommend renting a raft and cruising along the waterfall. At only $2 per person, you can get close to the foot of the falls and enjoy the impressive view.

While you can visit Ban Gioc waterfall any time of the year, it’s most impressive during the rainy season (September to December).

In my opinion, the best time to visit Ban Gioc waterfall is from September to October, as you’ll see the rice paddy fields coated in bright yellow color.

  • Address: TL 211, Đàm Thuỷ, Trùng Khánh, Cao Bằng. 
  • Entrance fee: 40,000 VND
best waterfalls Vietnam.
Ban Gioc has the highest cascade at the height of over 30 m, pouring down through many layers of limestone, creating a breathtaking view.

 

Khe Van waterfall

Khe Van Waterfall is a 3-tier waterfall in Binh Lieu district, Quang Ninh province. The image of a waterfall pouring down in the midst of mountains and forests creates charming scenery.

At the foot of the Khe Van waterfall is a clear blue lake that you can see through to the bottom.

The weather here is mild and cool all year round. Combined with the fresh and airy air, Khe Van waterfall is always a favorite weekend destination for travelers.

  • Opening hours: 
  • Entrance fee: 
  • Address:

 

May waterfall

May waterfall (Thac May) is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Northern Vietnam.

The waterfall is located deep in Muong village, near Cuc Phuong Nation Park, about 100km from Hanoi.

May waterfall has a length of about 100m with nine cascades of large and small waterfalls created from the limestone mountain system. 

On every floor of the waterfall, there is a small pool with cool, clear water for visitors to cool off on a summer day.

The weather is fresh and pleasant all year round, very suitable for relaxing.

  • Opening hours: 
  • Entrance fee: It’s free to visit
  • Address: xã Thạch Lâm, huyện Thạch Thành, tỉnh Thanh Hóa. It’s about 50 km from Thanh Hoa city center.

may waterfall thanh hoa vietnam.

 

Dray Nur waterfall

Dray Nur is the most impressive waterfall in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. This waterfall is about 25 km from Buon Me Thuot, and you can get there easily by bike or bus. 

Dray Nur falls from a height of 30 m cliff, and it has a total length of 250m.

At the foot of the waterfall are gently flowing around the rocks. The water is shallow and clear, and you can see schools of fish swimming. For a thrilling experience, cross the wooden suspension bridge built across the river! 

You can also explore the nearby primeval forest and see ancient trees up to thousands of years old with huge stumps and roots. 

  • Opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm
  • Entrance fee: 30,000 VND
  • Address: Dray Nur, Dray Sáp, KRông Ana, Đắk Lắk

dray nur waterfall vietnam.

 

Yang Bay waterfall

About 45 km from Nha Trang, Yang Bay waterfall is located in the middle of a large and beautiful valley. This place is originally a primeval forest with a fresh and cool climate.

Here, you can find three waterfalls: Yang Bay, Yang Khang, and Hocho.

 Yang Bay is the main waterfall with a height of 80 m and a length of 2,000 m. In addition to waterfalls, the area also has several lakes and caves. You can also enjoy mudbath services for an additional payment.

  • Opening hours: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Entrance fee: 100,000 VND/ adult and 70,000 VND/ child
  • Address: Yang Bay tourist area, Vinh Khanh district, Khanh Hoa

yang bay waterfall vietnam.

 

Elephant waterfall

Elephant waterfall (Thac Voi), also known as Lieng Rowoa waterfall, is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Vietnam.

The waterfall is located in Nam Ban commune, Lam Ha district, Lam Dong province. It’s about 30 km from the center of Da Lat city, and it takes about 45 minutes to get there.

You can see impressive rock formations shaped like kneeling elephants from the top of the waterfall. 

elephant waterfall vietnam.

After your trip to Elephant waterfall, you should visit the nearby Linh An pagoda, a peaceful place with a giant Buddha statue and a hydrangeas garden.

  • Opening hours: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Entrance fee: 10,000 VND
  • Address: Gia Lâm, Lâm Hà District, Lâm Đồng

 

Datanla waterfall

Datanla fall is the closest waterfall to Da Lat, just about 7km southeast of the city. There are plenty of outdoor activities here, from kayaking, canoeing to rope climbing.

Taking a thrilling ride along the 2,400-meter long coaster trail is probably the most popular activity here.

The slide will take you through the forests and reach Datanla waterfall. The average speed is 10-20km, with the maximum of one reach 40 km/ hour.

datanla coaster slide vietnam.

You also take a walk through the rainforest and steep hike downhill to the falls.

  • Opening hours: 7:30 am to 5 pm
  • Entrance fee: 50,000 VND
  • Address: QL20 Đèo Prenn, Phường 3, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng

Datanlat waterfall dalat vietnam.

 

Pongour Waterfall

Pongour is a bit far from Da Lat city center but well worth a visit. Located about 50km from Da Lat city,  it takes about 1 hour by bike with breathtaking scenery along the way.

Pongour Waterfall falls from a 40-meter-tall and 100-width cliff into a valley. It’s divided into seven cascades, and the waterfall looks like soft and smooth silk strips on mossy green rocks, creating a beautiful and captivating scene. 

In the rainy season, Pongour becomes more intense with strong water rushing down from above. 

  • Opening hours: 7:30 am to 5 pm
  • Entrance fee: 20,000 VND and 5,000 VND/parking
  • Address: Duc Trong district, Lam Dong province

Pongour waterfall vietnam.

 

Dambri

Dambri is one of the highest waterfalls in Vietnam. The waterfall has a height of over 57m, falling down a cliff, creating a poetic and majestic scene.

Dambri Waterfall Bao Loc Vietnam.

The surrounding area is a primeval forest with hundreds of rare and precious species of flora and fauna. You can even find ancient trees with a diameter of more than 3 m.

Visiting the waterfall, you can take the 1,650 m long slide, participate in the gong festival, rowing, and fishing. 

  • Opening hours: 6 am to 5 pm
  • Entrance fee: 150,000 VND/ adult, 100,000 VND/ child
  • Address: Thôn 14 Lý Thái Tổ, Đam Bri, Bảo Lộc, Lâm Đồng
Dambri slides Bao Loc Vietnam.
Dambri slide

 

Suoi Tranh waterfall

Suoi Tranh is a small but charming waterfall about 10 km from Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc island. The fall is surrounded by lush green scenery, caves, and rock pools.

From the ticket counter, it’s a 20-minute walk through the forest to the falls. Here, you can swim and relax on the nearby rocks.

Suoi Tranh waterfall Phu Quoc Vietnam.

It’s best to visit the waterfall during the rainy season (June to September), but it’s still worth visiting in the dry season.

  • Opening hours: 7 am to 9 pm
  • Entrance fee: 10,000 VND
  • Address: Dương Tơ, Phú Quốc, Kien Giang