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Dray Nur & Dray Sap waterfalls

The land adjacent to the two provinces of Dak Lak and Dak Nong has two wild, magnificent and romantic waterfalls of the legendary Central Highlands. They are Dray Nur waterfall (Wife waterfall) and Dray Sap waterfall (Husband waterfall).
Dray Nur waterfall is situated in Kuop hamlet, Dray Sap commune, Krong Ana district, Dak Lak province. Not very far away, visitors can walk across the red steel cable-stayed bridge and down another short forest road to reach Dray Sap waterfall in Nam Ha commune, Krong No district, Dak Nong province.

Dray Nur and Dray Sap are the two most beautiful waterfalls on the Serepok river. According to the Ede ethnic minority, legend has it that the Serepok river was just a winding stream in the jungle many years back in the past. At that time, a young man in Kuop hamlet fell in love with a girl from another village across the river. However, the two families had had a feud so the two could not be together. The couple chose to commit suicide in the Serepok river so they could be together forever. Feeling angry because of the villagers' selfishness, Giang (a God) created a storm and split the Serepok river into two streams, cutting the connection between the two villages. These two branches were named, the Krong Ana river (Female river) which forms the Dray Nur waterfall, and the Krong Kno river (Male river) forming the Dray Sap waterfall. Since then, Dray Nur and Dray Sap waterfalls are bound together in one stream. 


Dray Nur's stalagmites delight visitors. 


Beautitul scenery under the Dray Nur waterfall. 


The white foam in the waterfall.


The giant roots of the trees embrace the mountain rocks. 


The waterfall base is a vast expanse of shallow water that flows over rocks.

In the rainy season, Dray Nur waterfall, which is over 250m wide, rushes down with white foam from 30m high cliffs creating a wild, breathtaking scene in the middle of the forest. In contrast to the fierce scenery of the waterfall, the waterfall base is a vast expanse of shallow water that flows over rocks. In the dry season, the Dray Nur waterfall has less water so the stream at the waterfall base is gentler and visitors can walk barefoot to enjoy the feeling of stepping on the smooth moss-covered rocks lying under the stream bed.
 
The legend of Dray Nur and Dray Sap is similar to the love story "Romeo and Juliet", owing to the epic characteristics of the Ede people.
Equally attractive to visitors is the hexagonal rock, evenly layered at the base of the waterfall. According to researchers, the rock formations at Dray Nur have a structure quite similar to those in the famous Da Dia cliff of Phu Yen. This is really a strange gift of nature, formed by lava blocks, an amazing phenomenon of volcanic activity millions of years ago.

Unlike the grandeur of Dray Nur waterfall, Dray Sap has a poetic and gentle beauty. From the 20m high valley, two streams cascade down creating a misty fog. That is probably where the name "smoke waterfall" comes from. The beauty of Dray Sap blends into the green nature of the vast forests. From the edge of the forest, the water at the base of the Dray Sap waterfall looks like a large turquoise lake. Along the lake shore are black stones with layers that protrude out of the edge of the water. There are large and flat rocks like an artificial bed shaded by the dipterocarp forest, a typical forest commonly found in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, creating beautiful scenic stops for visitors.

 

Two waterfalls pouring down from above, creating a majestic scene. 


Dray Nur waterfall has become a popular tourist destination.  


Foreign tourists explore the wild and majestic beauty of Dray Sap waterfall. 

Tourists enjoy the water coming from the Dray Sap waterfall. 

By Thanh Hoa