Elephant Falls
Elephant Falls
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Yasmin
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Today (13 may 2023) we went by cab from Da Lat (near Lâm Vien Square) for 650000 Vnd return price (was less than Grab price at the time).

When we got to Thac Voi, the cab parked at the parking lot next to the giant lady Buddha (Linh An). Almost immediately a woman came to us saying the waterfall was closed and that she has a cafe across the waterfall with view over the whole fall. She gave us a folder of her cafe. The view could be nice from her cafe but it would be from a too far distance. We wanted to try to get as close to the waterfall. Glad we tried eventually. We tried 3 ways. The best and safest way was via a cafe called Elephant coffee, which was at walking distance from the lady buddha. Get out the parking lot and go to the right, walk to the crossing and cross the bridge where the water streams towards the waterfall. At the right hand is the cafe Elephant coffee. Here you pay 30000 Vnd to get a very nice view. There were 2 levels you can see the waterfall from, one right after the stairs from the top and one through a more muddy rocky path a level down. Both are well worth it! The pictures are from these 2 levels.

The other routes we tried was going down from the big lady Buddha which led through high and sharp-ish grass and eventually to a fence with a hole in it on the right side of the fence. We didn't go through cause the gap was a bit small and not sure what you can see at the other side.
The other route was just around the corner of the original entry (with a gate with the sign that it is 'temporarily' closed). Here are a few shops and a red old-ish building at the very end. Some shop vendor will come to you and ask you for 50000 VND per person. We were curious so we paid it, but eventually were not glad we did. It all looked very unsafe, super rusty, slippery and a lot of trash. Not strange cause this route is the 'illegal' way to get behind the gate which is supposed to be temporarily closed. So of course there is no maintenance done. When we got to the end of this route, there was a huge rock in front of the view of the waterfall. Did not look safe to climb the rocks there, so only saw the upper side half of the waterfall. All in all, we would recommend to save yourself some time and energy and go via the elephant coffee where you pay a smaller fee for a safe route and better view.
Hope this helps and enjoy!
Written 13 May 2023
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Triflyer
India386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Visited as part of the three waterfall tour. Beautiful and majestic. Not much walking required. Cannot go near the water or swim, the water is too powerful but can view from a close by enclosure. The lady buddha statue nearby is beautiful as well.
Written 2 December 2022
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paul m
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Covered in rubbish and a dead dog though they still charged for entry, the place definitely seemed closed. Will hopefully be cleaned up in peak season.
Written 15 November 2022
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campfamily50
Irvine, CA385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This was an impressive waterfall but at time of our visit Nov2022, it was officially “closed”. Apparently they are undergoing a change in ownership and the place needs major repairs. However you can still visit unofficially (at your own risk of course) if you show up and pay the 50,000 VND entrance. We did this and it was well worth it, but a couple of caveats.

1). The infrastructure is in a state of disrepair so be cautious. For eg, the viewing platform on the Big Buddha side of the falls is severely rusted, and the end of the platform itself is soaked in mud and tall grass. We didn’t trust the safety of it so only went until that part, as you can see huge chunks of rust flakes and the whole structure seemed “bouncy”. We did see people on the far side viewing platforms and those looked good from afar, so try those.

2). The trail down is treacherous. The metal handrails identify the trail and are good/solid, but they are imbedded in rocks that you are essentially scrambling down/up so you need good shoes.

3). You will get muddy. If you proceed down to bottom of falls past the viewing platform mentioned above, the trail becomes wet and muddy. There is no way to avoid it getting on your pants, shoes and hands, but the view at the bottom is amazing. I had to walk through the water to get onto a little land further off the banks to get a better view but no big deal as I had on Keens, the ideal shoe for this excursion.

Anyway we totally enjoyed these fabulous falls, and highly recommend with the above mentioned caveats.
Written 11 November 2022
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carina
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
nice waterfalls. beside you also can visit big lady buddha.
would recommend it for one day go around city
Written 1 November 2022
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JamesMC
Bath, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Fabulous waterfalls. We spent a few hours being alone here - just experiencing the awe-inspiring majesty of the millions of liters of water cascading over the rocks in rainy season.
Written 3 October 2022
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Kate P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We travelled to the falls by public bus from Da Lat city centre bus stop (near Da Lat market). They are the green and blue busses in the centre and the fare is 30,000vnd one way. Check the driver is going to Thac Voi and they will likely ensure you get off at the right stop - the stop is around 100m from the falls. The actual site for the falls is closed but you can enter around the side (avoiding cameras) for 50,000vnd which was the original price when it was open. The paths were very slippery and you essentially had to climb down but definitely worth it. There is also a Buddhist temple up there road from the falls which is worth visiting too. The same bus can be got back to Da Lat city from the other side of the road, supposedly every 15 minutes or so. The journey takes around 45 minutes each way.
Written 12 August 2022
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Satish P
Thane, India1,138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
State of Meghalaya is full of very scenic waterfalls, Elephant Fall being one among them. This extremely beautiful waterfall has three stages and a different experience at each of the three stages. One has to keep going down the stairs to experience each of the stage, starting with the first stage and the third one is at the bottom. Entire ambience is maintained very neat and clean. Very romantic place too.

One more attraction here is a store that rents traditional dresses for men as well as women. Photography in those traditional dresses is an experience in itself and need to be felt; can't be described! People keep clicking hundreds of photographs wearing those traditional dresses.

Just outside the fall area are some shops where one can purchase local handicrafts, bamboo items etc., worth doing some shopping here as a souvenir items.
Written 16 May 2022
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Veronica Morra
Da Lat, Vietnam328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
I went to see the falls with an Easy Rider. The place is spectacular. To get the best view one must climb some uneven steps, many of them. The steps could be slippery and there were some scary gaps. I have to say, that at 72, I could not have done it by myself. Several times I needed the helping hand of my guide for security. Young people.have no issues. Children need to be supervised. The reward of seeing this massive cascade and the smaller ones near it is worth all efforts. I am so glad I did it!
Written 14 September 2020
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lee m
Vung Tau, Vietnam159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
the walk down while mildly difficult but handrail all along assist. well worth it though great waterfall
Written 16 July 2020
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