In the summer, going to the highlands must be an ideal option for tourists to getting closer to nature and escape from the hot and muggy of the tropical summer in HCMC. Visiting magnificent waterfalls, poetic vegetable and flower gardens and strolling around endless pine hills will be nice experiences in Dalat, the city in mist and pine trees
Prenn Waterfall, or so-called Tien Sa Waterfall, about 10km from Dalat City, is the first destination for everyone touring to Dalat. The fall is about 10m high and is surrounded by a primeval forest. Under the fall is a stream flowing along limitless pine tree lines and wild flowers trees. Therefore, after posing photos with the fall, tourists can hire plastic boats to drift along the stream or coaches to tramp around the park.
Scattered in the park are ethnic bamboo houses that travelers can stop for some food and drinks or some kinds of souvenirs. There is also a restaurant that serves revelers indigenous specialties made in highlands cuisine.
To get close to the fall, tourists must cross a small bamboo bridge spanning to the stream below or travelers can pay VND25,000 to take a cable car trip to admire the fall.
In the park, excursionists can also explore Long Mach Lake, Au Co Well, Than Lua Temple. Nearby mountain is nestled Au Lac and Au Co temples where tourists can contemplate old ancient architecture that imitated Hung Temple complex in Phu Tho Province and can see old artifacts such as musical instruments, weapons, jewelries, labor tools dating back to Hung Kings time.
Taking an elephant trip through pine hills or once try to seat on ostrich and make a round must be amazing experiences at the park. Here, tourists can also have a chance to contemplate of many types of orchid flowers and can purchase them as gifts for friends and relatives.
At night time, tourists can join camp firing. In the flickering fire, tourists can enjoy gongs performances and dances of ethnic peoples such as Chil or K’Ho and Lach, and taste ruou can (wine drunk through a jar via bamboo pipes).
After leaving Prenn Tourist Park, tourists must stop Dalanta Waterfall, Elephant Waterfall or Hang Cop (Tiger Cave) Waterfall to once indulge in nature and forget daily worries and stresses.