Explore the Splendid Do Quyen Waterfall in Vietnam

Bach Ma National Park is known for its stunning landscape, and one of the most popular attractions is Do Quyen Waterfall. Every summer, tourists flock to this picturesque spot to take in its beauty and brave the challenge of its cascading waters.

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The waterfall is 300 meters high, flowing along the steep, rocky shore. The scenery is even more stunning in the spring season when Rhododendron trees bloom, covering the whole sky in a bright, breathtaking red color. It also offers an incredible view of other hills when visitors look down from a higher place.

Go trekking to conquer Do Quyen waterfall

Photo: Zingnews
Photo: Zingnews

Do Quyen is a waterfall located inside Bach Ma National Park, and it is called the lifeblood of Bach Ma. It is covered with the green color of mountains and forests. When travelers come here, they can forget all their troubles and immerse themselves in the sounds of nature and the birds in the forest.

The trail leading up to Do Quyen waterfall is bumpy, winding, and rocky, challenging the bravest hearts. Travelers can walk along this pathway and enjoy the peaceful view of the forests, clear sky, and mountains. If they would like to reach and admire the pure beauty of Do Quyen Waterfall, firstly, they will have to go down Yen Stream, through Five Lakes. Then, trek another 45 to 50 minutes to reach the top of the waterfall. They will also have a chance to admire the wonderful sight of the red Rhododendrons flowers that make this destination even more attractive.

Photo: Vinpearl
Photo: Vinpearl

The stairs to Do Quyen waterfall have a total of 689 steps. In each section, these steps have different slopes, giving visitors new levels of emotions. At some spots, they can be smooth and easy to climb, and at other sections, they are steep and challenging to climb. Tourists must hold onto the iron railing to steady themselves during the journey.

Going to the last steps, all the efforts of visitors throughout the 689 steps seem to have paid off. A fanciful scene appeared in front of their eyes, the white water splashed with white foam, sparkling in the sunlight.

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Photo: sgtiepthi

The cliffs are up to 150m wide, and on both sides of the waterfall is diverse vegetation and wide green foliage. The sound of the waterfall flowing, the brilliant colors of the rhododendron flowers mixed with the breeze, and the clouds create a charming and poetic scene.

At the top of the falls, clear and cool water has formed a natural lake. So what could be more wonderful than wallowing in cold tears at the top of the mountain? Therefore, preparing a bathing suit to swim in the cool water of Do Quyen Waterfall is best.

Photo: Traveloka
Photo: Traveloka

In addition, below is the vast Five Lakes formed by the flow of Do Quyen Waterfall. This is also a great place to enjoy this waterfall’s cool water. Tourists are also advised to be careful while swimming and bathing here since the level of water is really deep.

The reason the waterfall has this beautiful name “Do Quyen” is that, along the two sides of the waterfall, there are many Rhododendron flowers. Around March – April every year, Rhododendron flowers bloom simultaneously. The brilliant flowers, reaching out among the jungle, create a gorgeous sight.

Photo: Nguyen Dinh Hoang
Photo: Nguyen Dinh Hoang

At an average height of 1,450 meters and only 10 kilometers from the sea, Bach Ma has a very pleasant climate. Bach Ma stretches within an area of 37,487 hectares and comprises three zones: a strictly protected core area, an administrative area, and a buffer zone. It still retains a quite good amount of immense primeval forest with diverse flora with 2,147 species and fauna with more than 1,500 species, of which 93 species appear on the Vietnamese Red List and Global Red List. Moreover, Bach Ma National Park is located in a mountainous area exactly on the border between the former North and South Vietnam. Here you can see a mix of both landscapes, making Bach Ma much more varied than the other national parks in Vietnam. With waterfalls, cool forests, and flowering rhododendrons, this area is absolutely beautiful.

The weather in Bach Ma is pleasant from March to September. The mountain’s elevation promises fresh temperatures even when the cities below are simmering. However, coming from October to January tourists will enjoy a peaceful and less crowded atmosphere.

Charlotte Pho