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DRAY SAP

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
“Dray Sap” means “the waterfall of smoke” in the E De hilltribe language because of the spray generated by the fall. Dray Sap Falls are 500 meters wide and 15meters high. Two rivers, the Krong No (river of the husband) and the Krong A (the river of the wife) join forces to form this spectacular waterfall.


The waterfall is situated about 30 km south of the large town of Buon Mat Thuot in the Central Highlands, famous for its very nice coffee.

When you arrive at the car park, the noise of the falling water is really impressive. You have to climb down some steps until you can see the beautiful crescent shape waterfall.

The following legend explains how the waterfall was created: “Dray Sap’s legend is about a beautiful E De girl named H’Mi. Many rich M’Nong and E De men love her and propose to her but she denies them because she falls in love with a poor man from her village.

H’Mi usually makes an appointment with her boyfriend to go to work together in the mountain fields. Once, when they sat side-by-side on a mountain rock, a bird-like beast appears and lands near them.

The beast has a large trunk and its trunk drills down into the ground making water erupt into the air. It starts raining heavily and H’Mi changes into a cloud drifting in the sky while her boyfriend changes into an ancient tree.” (http://www.saigontourist.hochiminhcity.gov.vn)
I really enjoyed Vietnamese legend, they are always very romantic.

I took quite a lot of photos of this mighty waterfall which you can see in the other versions. Hoping you will like this new series.

F16 1/125th sec zoom at 17mm natural morning light

Many thanks for the comments on the lovely little girl posted yesterday. Hoping you will like enjoy this excursion into the beautiful Vietnamese countryside.

Have a nice day,
Jean-Noël

Tags: Waterfall Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Central vietnam Dray sap Krong no district Dac nong province Buon ma thuot

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Comments


AlanBW 13 20 England
25 Apr 2008 9:39AM
Superb write up and the images convey great power

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pascalg 12 37 France
25 Apr 2008 9:48AM
stunning place ;
very nice shots !
TelStar 14 116 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 9:51AM
That's great water; some fab shots there.

tel*
25 Apr 2008 9:58AM
Beautiful Jean-Neol.
Dougie.
User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 10:17AM
Powerful series
lammie 14
25 Apr 2008 10:37AM
Great set of shots.
Don
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
25 Apr 2008 10:44AM
All such wonderful images, Jean-Noel. Carol
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
25 Apr 2008 11:12AM
Spectactular
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
25 Apr 2008 11:21AM
Sounds like a gigantic waterfall

Peter
plugin 14 1 Canada
25 Apr 2008 12:33PM
Good set of images..
Jim
chensuriashi Plus
13 311 18 England
25 Apr 2008 1:03PM
I will never go there, great to see thanks for sharing the shots, number 3 is great, like the Victoria Falls, that the tribes people there call 'The Smoke That Thunders'. Chen.
luxaeternam 12 21 1
25 Apr 2008 1:18PM
Excellent views of the power of nature.
Smile Lucy
Portknockie 14 48 Scotland
25 Apr 2008 1:50PM
That is some shot..and what a great view...

Don
GlynnisFrith 12 23 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 3:40PM
The power of water shown at its best
nice set
Glynnis
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
25 Apr 2008 5:10PM
#3 and 4 are my fav.-- This is one powerful waterfall, loved the legend!

jennnn
User_Removed 12 16 England
25 Apr 2008 9:40PM
Dramatic stuff! Well captured
Andrew
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 11:47AM
Excellent captures very impressive and a great write up,
Alan
Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
26 Apr 2008 11:54PM
Excellent shot.
Andy
nickyv32 12 135 England
27 Apr 2008 4:22PM
Wow ! No 1 is a great shot, great series again.

Nicky
piccy 13 8 Wales
29 Apr 2008 7:54PM
You've really caught the power in this series.
freda
jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
1 Jul 2008 3:55PM
What a great waterfall !

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