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Why Prenn Falls is special ?
Prenn waterfall has long been a favourite attraction for Vietnamese tourists. Its pretty setting, amongst pine trees at the bottom of the Prenn Pass, and its proximity to Dalat make it one of the most accessible and most-visited waterfalls in the province. Of course, this means it’s also one of the most developed. Tourism hasn’t been too kind to poor Prenn falls. The entrance is marred by makeshift trinket stalls and eateries, while inside the site it’s so manicured that there’s very little ‘real’ nature left. Grass is precision cut, flowers are arranged to spell out words on the lawns, colossal gold-painted statues of ethnic minorities adorn the high ground, and trash collects in the pool at the bottom of the falls. The actual waterfall is dwarfed in size by the extended tourist site, which includes canoeing, animal rides, cafes, restaurants, and a cable car over the top of the falls.
What to explore at Prenn Falls?
The falls are actually quite impressive, especially after a good rain. You can ride a rattletrap little cable car over them if you're brave or follow a stone path behind the falling water (prepare to get your feet wet). That's a little thrill, of course, but the true Prenn experience is all about staged photos for Vietnamese tourists: couples preening, boys looking macho, and girls looking wan and forlorn. Professional photographers run the show and pose their willing actors on a small wooden bridge, on the back of a costumed horse, with an arm around a guy in a bear suit, on a small inflatable raft in front of the falls, or perched in one of the cool tree houses high above (be careful of the loose rungs when climbing up). Come here to have a laugh and observe until you find out that, as a foreign tourist, it's you that's being observed; in that case, say "Xin chao" (pronounced sin chow) or return a few "hellos" and go from there (you'll be getting your photo snapped, for sure). You might walk away with some new chums, not to mention some souvenirs (plastic samurai sword, anyone?). Other falls in the area include the Gougah Falls, some 40km (25 miles) south of Dalat, as well as Pongour Falls, 55km (34 miles) south.
- Lots of activities
- Great falls and location to visit
- Small interesting falls
- Nice small waterfall
- Dalat area waterfalls
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Tips for you
Grounds were well done with many creative flower beds throughout. They had camel and horse rides. Nice outdoor restaurant at bottom of Falls; reasonable prices good service! The Falls were impressive, you could even walk behind them; a place not to be missed!