Coming to Dalat, you should not missed the majesty of 3 waterfalls: Elephant, Datanla and Pongour Waterfall. Let’s discover with VietChallenges!
Pongour Waterfall is the biggest falls of Dalat
The waterfall is located at a deserted area, 40km from Dalat. Take a turning at the km-post No.260, keep going 6 km more, tourists will reach the eco-tourism site of Pongour waterfall, which was recognized as a National-level beauty-spot on 13 April,2000.
The legend story of Pongour waterfall
According to the legend, in the old time, Phu Hoi – Tan Hoi – Tan Thanh commune now was managed by a beautiful woman named Kanai (a head of a Kho tribe). She was very good at conquering dangerous animals. Among those, there were four big rhinoceros which always obeyed her commands; to change waste land to cultivate and to fight against enemies. Suddenly, one spring, she was dead on the full- moon day of the first month. That made the four rhinoceros very sad, they didn’t eat any thing just sit by their boss until they died.
Then, one morning, native people here saw that the place where she was born had a splendid waterfall. They told that Kanai hair turned into the water and rhinoceros horns turned into fossil stones to be arranged into order. It symbolized the attachment of human and nature.
Activities at Pongour falls
Every year, on the occasion of mid-January festivity (Lunar month), thousands of people come to the place to enjoy festivities and the atmosphere of spring. This is also an occasion for young boys and girls to date each other.
In recent years, people also hold the festivities like Gong performance, Buffalo – stabbing, folklore game, rice cooking contest, Thai dancing, ect. Which attract more and more tourist to the waterfall. Beside Pongour fall, there are also some other place for visiting in this tourists site such as precious tower, Bao Dai house, yacht, brocade weaving village, etc.
The map of Pongour Waterfall
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