Exploring the Enigmatic Elephant Waterfall of Central Highlands

Thac Voi (Elephant Waterfall) has become a hot check-in spot in Da Lat by its mysterious and untouched beauty which will greatly delight nature-lovers.

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Conquering mysterious Elephant Waterfall in Central Highlands

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Elephant Waterfall is located approximately 25km southwest of Da Lat city center. It is one of the largest waterfalls in the Central Highlands, measuring 30 meters in height and 15 meters in width, according to Vietnam Travel.

Conquering mysterious Elephant Waterfall in Central Highlands

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Conquering mysterious Elephant Waterfall in Central Highlands

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When visiting Elephant Waterfall, tourists will be mesmerized by its wild and magnificent beauty. Observing the powerful cascade of water and breathing in the fresh, cool air helps visitors disconnect from the chaos of modern life.

Conquering mysterious Elephant Waterfall in Central Highlands

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The name of the waterfall originates from a tragic love story. According to legend, a village chief’s daughter fell in love with the son of a neighboring village chief. They made a promise to be together, but the man joined the army and tragically died in battle.

The girl went to the mountain where they had made their promise and sang a sorrowful song. She sang until she could no longer stand. Nearby, a herd of elephants heard her singing and turned into stone. Suddenly, there was a loud explosion that split the mountain in two, causing water to rush off it.

Conquering mysterious Elephant Waterfall in Central Highlands

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In 2001, Elephant Waterfall was designated as a national scenic site and has since become a popular destination for adventure enthusiasts and photographers.

Conquering mysterious Elephant Waterfall in Central Highlands

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The journey to conquer Elephant Waterfall is both interesting and thrilling, as visitors must navigate 145 moss-covered and slippery stone steps along the cliff before reaching the waterfall. Caution should be exercised while traversing these steps.

Conquering mysterious Elephant Waterfall in Central Highlands

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At the base of Elephant Waterfall lies Hang Doi (Doi Cave), which contains many colorful and unique rocks that pique visitors’ curiosity. The road leading from the waterfall to the cave is dark and rocky, so it is advisable for tourists to travel in groups.

Conquering mysterious Elephant Waterfall in Central Highlands

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In addition to visiting Elephant Waterfall, travelers can also explore nearby Linh An Pagoda. Situated on a hill and surrounded by majestic mountains and forests, the pagoda boasts exquisite architecture and is often referred to as the second Truc Lam Zen Monastery, a meditation center in Da Lat.