December 7, 2017

Pongour Waterfall

Pongour waterfall is located in Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province, and is about 50km Southeast of Da Lat City. The waterfall is 40 meters high and 100 meters wide. Water flows down across seven separate levels of terraced rock and that makes Pongour the most beautiful waterfall in the South of Vietnam.

The name Pongour was created by the French base on K’Ho language (an ethnic minority in Southern Highlands): “Pon-gou” - means the Lord of kaolin land. However, Pongour waterfall reminds people to a myth of a very beautiful lady called Kanai, who protected farmers in the area from wild animals and their enemies. When she died once spring, her hairs turned into water to have a strong attachment to the people in the area.

To get to Pongour waterfall from Da Lat, you can take Highway 20 past Lien Nghia town until you see the falls signposted to the right, turn right onto a rural road for about 10 minutes until you reach the entrance.


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