Cam Ly Waterfall
Currents from the top of Langbian creep over surrounding mountainous areas to form Cam Ly Stream, which crosses Than Tho Lake, Me Linh Lake and gathers in a big valley, turning it into the poetically dreaming Xuan Huong Lake. The stream then passes underneath Ong Dao Bridge and follows a geological fracture of about 2 km westward before crawling over a sloping granite bed into the beautiful famous waterfall of Cam Ly in Dalat.
Cam Ly Waterfall is located by Cam Le Spring, over 2 kilometers to the west of Dalat city. If you have chance to visit the city, you will be impressed by the landscape of the marvelous waterfall surrounded by pine trees hills. The Cam Ly waterfall is formed by two branches of Cam Ly Spring interrupted by big blocks of granite rock. This waterfall is 30 meters high and is very well-known in Dalat. The waterfall has been the topic for poetry and painting for its poetic and charming beauty. Legend has it that the name Cam Ly is originated from K’Ho people.
When the Cam Le River cross a village of the Lat people, local people had taken the name of the K’Ho chieftain named K’Mly (this word also sounds like Cam Ly) to give the Cam Ly Waterfall today. They did so in order to honor the merit of the chieftain and thanked him for maintaining a peaceful and happy village. Formerly, Cam Ly waterfall is attached with a nearby pine forest which is no longer exist now. In dry season, the waterfall is lack of water, but in rainy season, the water flows very strong and creat the marvelous Cam Ly for tourists to visit.