Learn Vietnamese in Hochiminh City with VLS – Gia Long, also known as Dray Sap Thuong, is a waterfall on the Srepok River in Dray Sap commune, Krong Ana district of Dak Lak province, and Dak Sor commune of Krong K’No district of Dak Nong province.
Gia Long is the upper reaches of the system of three waterfalls: Gia Long, Dray Nur and Dray Sap in Serepok River.
King Gia Long (1762-1820 – the king established Nguyen dynasty and came to this land and ordered the construction of the road to the waterfall. He also had a stone embankment to prevent the water eroding the land. The relic shows that the concrete embankments are still firm and do the job.
Gia Long waterfall is about 6.2km from Dray Sap waterfall and about 13km from National road no 14. It is in the middle of jungle, rivers and mountains. The water in the waterfall runs very fast and the water curling flows from the height of about 50m with the 100m width of Serepok, which overflows the waterfall area to make it look like the boiling oil pan flowing to the lower section.
The Gia Long waterfall is also related to the space of jungle, which embraces the Tam Tien lake (Naked Bathing Lake). This is the natural creation which looks perfect like artificial with the width of 80 sq m.
On the other hand, though it is located in the rapid scheme of Seropok, it still has the pure water line from the inside of the mountain. The natural landscape in this complex contains all the typical features: singing sounds of birds, special utilizing of ecology with precious wood trees and fully done tourism infrastructure, etc. Therefore, the landscape has attracted many tourists to come and rest here.
Some pictures of the waterfall: