Dray Sap Waterfall is a waterfall on the Serepok river. Dray Sap Waterfall is also called the Husband Waterfall; not far from there is Dray Nur waterfall (or Wife Waterfall) in Dak Lak province. Dray Sap Waterfall is located in Dak Sor commune, Krong No district, Dak Nong province, about 30 km south of Buon Ma Thuot city.
The legend of Dray Sap waterfall
Legend has it that, once upon the time in the land of Dak Lak, the Serepok river was just a normal stream of water, flowing around the village. And then, on both sides of the river, a couple of boy and girl fell in love with each other, but their love was not only separated by the river but also banned by two families. Too miserable, on a quiet night, the couple together poured themselves into the water to stay together forever. At that moment, from where the couple ended their lives, the wind and waves raged that split the Serepok River into two branches, which later became known as the male river branch and the female river branch. The flow of the male tributary created the Dray Sap waterfall and the flow of the female river branch was the embodiment of the Dray Nur waterfall.
Dray Sap waterfall
The system of Dray Sap waterfall
Dray Sap waterfall is a system of three spectacular falls. The Serepok river from upstream flows here and is divided into three floors. In the past, tourists only came to the first waterfall after getting down the stone steps. In the rainy season, the water poured violently, and the water sprayed across the large area which is up thousands of square meters. In addition to Dray Sap, there are two more falls on the other side of the main waterfall. When crossing the suspension bridge, visitors will come to a high area. This is an island located between two cascades of Dray Sap waterfall system. It is the waterfall of Dray Nu (Ham Waterfall), about 12 meters high, consisting of two streams of water flowing between the majestic and poetic landscapes.
About 100 meters from Dray Nu waterfall is a large waterfall, also belonging to the Dray Sap waterfall system. The waterfall also has a height of 12 m and a width of 140 m.
Dray Nur waterfall
Ways to get to Dray Sap waterfall
The Dray Sap - Gia Long tourist area is located in Dak Sor commune, Krong No district, Dak Nong province. Dray Sap is not located on the tourist roads, because its location is quite far from the center of Buon Ma Thuot city, and also not near the highway. Therefore, the number of tourists coming here is not much, and because of that, the waterfall still retains the intact grandeur.
Located about 30 km south of Buon Ma Thuot, and about 11 km from the center of Dak Mam town - Krong No district to the north. You can add Dray Sap waterfall in the itinerary of exploring Southeast Asia's largest volcanic cave complex - Chu Bluk. If you come from Buon Ma Thuot, you will follow Highway 14 about 20 km south to meet Cu Jut junction and turn left into the territory of Krong No district, go straight for another 10 km, you will meet the welcome gate of Dray Sap waterfall. The current entrance ticket is 40,000 VND / adult.
Time to explore Dray Sap waterfall
You can visit Dray Sap waterfall at any time of the year. The best time is at the end of December and around February to March every year. If you visit in December, you will have the opportunity to admire the red soil roads filled with blooming wildflowers; the yellow of flowers, the redness of the soil, the green of the plants making this land become more beautiful than ever.
If you visit this beautiful waterfall from February to March every year, you will admire a white color of coffee flowers covering the highlands. The petals fall slightly in the wind and drop into the clear water waterfall that will surely make you unable to take your eyes off.
Dray Sap waterfall
The accommodation in Dray Sap waterfall
In Dak Nong, in order that finding a motel is quite difficult because tourism has not been exploited much, but there are some places that tourists can find in the area. Besides that, you can absolutely rent or ask to stay with the local people in the village to feel the living rhythm of the people here.
If you want to stay at a motel or hotel, you must return to Buon Ma Thuot to rent a room. Here are some recommended motels/hotels for you:
- Dakruco Hotel: room rate 410,000 VND / night, good room service. Address: 30 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Buon Ma Thuot.
- Hotel San Diego: room rates 390,000 VND / night, fully equipped rooms, good service quality but slightly far from the city center. Address: 212- 214 Nguyen Cong Tru, Buon Ma Thuot.
Not only do many tourists have a crush on the poetic and lyrical beauty but also the cultural and historical values associated with this place are enough to hold many tourists when they reach this sunny and windy land.