Located beside National road 20, 5 km from downtown of Dalat, Datanla tourist site has an area of 312 ha set amidst the preservation forests.
Datanla used to be called "Da Tam N'nha" by the native people. The K'Ho who had been living there told that: In the old time, fairies usually came there to take a bath. But people didn't know that there was a stream under the leaves there. So, when native people discovered the water, they named this place "Da Tam N'nha", it meant that "there was water under leaves". Later, the word “Da Tam N'nha" was pronounced to "Datania" and then changed to "Datanla". It has become the official name until now.
At the foot of the waterfall, Datanla stream flows slowly through cliffs then flow onto a deep hole called deadly abyss located between two vertical cliffs with the height of over 40 m.
Tourists can walk down to Datanla waterfall or they can take the roller-coaster to the site.
In recent years, Datanla tourist site has exploited some more adventure activities for visitors trying such as climb the cliff, discover the forest and go along the stream to come to Prenn Bridge.
At the entrance of the waterfall, we can see Datanla restaurant, which was built in the form of a stilt-house with thatched roof amidst the picturesque setting. The restaurant has a capacity of 150 seats, serving all day with breakfast, lunch and dinner for tourists.
In 1998, Datanla waterfall was recognized as a Cultural historical heritage.
- Add: In the middle of Prenn Pass, NR20, ward 3, Dalat city.
- Tel: 84-632-212145
Source: Geography book about Lamdong