Explore K50 – The Most Breath-taking Waterfall In Gia Lai

The K50 waterfall, also called Hang En Waterfall, is located in the Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve and offers the best scenery in Vietnam.

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Located in Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve (in Binh Dinh hamlet, Son Lang commune, K’Bang district, Gia Lai province), crossing the border between Gia Lai and Binh Dinh provinces, K50 waterfall is called a “forest princess” hidden in the mountains of the Central Highlands by its wild and pure beauty.

Photo: Zingvn
Photo: Zingvn

This place is located in the center of Pleiku about 150 km. K50 waterfall has a height of more than 50 m and is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Central Highlands. The best time to visit the waterfall is from March to June every year, with cool and sunny weather.

It is also called the “Hang En waterfall” because there is a large cave that is home to thousands of forest swallows just behind the waterfall.

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Photo: Zingvn

K50 brings a magical, pristine, and breathtaking natural beauty to the eyes of the tourists visiting this place for the first time. The powerful streams of water pour down from above, creating the white foam. At the foot of the waterfall, there are stone blocks with many interesting shapes, stacked to form unique stairs. All combined into an extremely vivid and impressive natural picture, bringing a wonderful and astonishing feeling to the visitors, as if they were stepping into a fairytale land.

The K50 waterfall is located in the middle of the park and there are almost no paved roads that lead through the park. The first part through the park can be done by motorbike, although you do need a powerful motorbike to drive over the hills. If you have a bad motorcycle yourself or little experience in driving, you can go on the back of a motorbike with one of the park rangers. It is important to have this arranged in advance.

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Photo: MIA

After quite a drive you arrive at a stone staircase down where you have to continue on foot toward the waterfall. Through the dense jungle, you can eventually see the waterfall and especially hear it well.

You can continue the walk behind the waterfall via a dirt path. You sit close behind the waterfall which gives a powerful feeling when you see and hear the thundering water coming down. Using ropes, you descend further to the halfway point, where the path continues alongside the waterfall. On the way down you have a number of beautiful viewpoints.

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Photo: Zingvn

The trail continues through the forest and jungle uphill, bringing you to the stream above the waterfall. Following this stream brings you right to the top of the waterfall with an impressive view of the jungle below. Further upstream there are places where you can swim.

The experience of sleeping in the jungle, especially sleeping right in the heart of the nature reserve, will definitely be an unforgettable experience for you. At night, the air temperature drops, and the space becomes strangely quiet. You will feel the dew drops on your skin, and hear the sounds of birds calling for mates, crickets chirping under the foliage, or frogs when it rains. All blend together to create a wonderful symphony.

Photo: Zingvn
Photo: Zingvn

Nothing is more perfect than waking up to the sound of running streams, chirping birds, and the warm rays of sunshine shining on your face. This is a lovely destination to get away from the noisy and crowded city to a secluded and beautiful place. There are also many large rocks standing in the middle of the space as if protecting this wonderful waterfall.

The K50 waterfall is without a doubt the highlight of the region, but you should certainly not forget that it is part of the large and impressive Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve. The park is no less than 15,9000 hectares, with a total of 12 waterfalls, rivers, streams, tropical rainforests, and wild animals. In combination with visiting the K50 waterfall, you can also go on great hiking trips and even camp in the middle of the jungle.

Photo: Zingvn
Photo: Zingvn
Charlotte Pho