Pongour Waterfall

Pongour Waterfall

Worth the journey

More on Da Lat

Fewer tourists venture to Pongour Waterfall given the distance from Da Lat and that means the falls is almost free of tourist kitsch.

Travelfish says:

Pongour is worth the journey and if you had to choose just one waterfall to visit while in Da Lat, we’d rank this over both Datanla and Elephant waterfalls.

Entrance costs 10,000 VND and the parking pad has a few of the usual overpriced drinks and snack shops. Follow the trail and stairs down to the base of the wide and multi-layered falls. Pongour is comprised of a series of natural rocky ledges that you can climb to walk under and behind the cascades, a very cool way to, well, cool off. There’s a bridge over the stream so you can walk to the other side and see the falls from a different angle.

Oh so pretty. : Cindy Fan.
Oh so pretty. Photo: Cindy Fan

What’s refreshing (other than the water) is the fact there are no gaudy animal statues, cable cars or swan boats. Unlike Elephant Waterfalls, there’s relatively little rubbish or tourists. If you haven’t brought your own picnic, there are two low-key vendors who sell drinks and barbecue.

If you are going on an Easy Rider-type motorbike trip, most companies are willing to customise day trips and you can add Pongour to your itinerary for a few dollars more. If you’re flying to/from Da Lat, given its proximity to the airport, another option is to journey there after or before your flight.

Transport information

Pongour Waterfall is located 45 kilometres south west of Da Lat. From Lien Khuong Airport in Duc Trong District (the airport that services Da Lat), travel 20 kilometres south on Highway 20. Turn left and travel six kilometres west to reach the entrance. It wouldn’t be a bad thing if you got lost around this area – there is some very pretty countryside to explore.

Contact details for Pongour Waterfall

Address: 45 km south west of Da Lat
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º15'55.29" E, 11º41'21.29" N
See position in Apple or Google Maps: Apple Maps | Google Maps
Admission: 10,000 VND

Reviewed by

Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.

Tours in Vietnam


These tours are provided by Travelfish partner GetYourGuide.


Our top 10 other sights and activities in and around Da Lat

Easy Rider Tour
Easy Rider Tour

Most popular way to see Da Lat

Canyoning
Canyoning

Something a little different

 Truc Lam Pagoda and Tuyen Lam Lake
Truc Lam Pagoda and Tuyen Lam Lake

Take a meditative stroll or paddle

Cable Car
Cable Car

Scenic sail through the sky

Crazy House
Crazy House

It is what it says on the can

Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Ornate mosaics

Datanla Waterfall
Datanla Waterfall

Choose your own adventure

Lang Biang Mountain
Lang Biang Mountain

Pretty view