Cam Ly waterfall
is located at the end of Hoang Van Thu street which is 2 km far from the center of Da Lat
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. Lengend 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 was 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.