People said that “if you go to Sapa, you must visit this place – the Love Waterfall with breathtaking nature and landscape”. Not only is the Love Waterfall the ideal place of relaxation but you have an opportunity for the exploration of a legendary love story that has been told to generations in this land as well.
This attraction located in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, Lao Cai is close to 4 km from the Northwest of Sapa Town. Vì thế du khách không cần mất nhiều thời gian lên đây tham quan và nghỉ dưỡng.
Driving on a red soil road to the waterfalls that winds through a primeval forest of lush ancient ivory trees and rhododendron flowers in white, red and yellow colour, tourists have a chance to enjoy a perfect painting-like landscape.
The legendary beauty of Love Waterfall
From far sight, the waterfall looks like a twinkling pyramid under the sun. With a height of about 100m, it starts from the peak of Fansipan Mountain and rush noisily into the Gold Stream like a never-ending song. Under the waterfall, the Gold Stream runs along with green grass plots and bamboo clusters, forming a poetic image. The stream flows the forest endlessly, to some places that only passionate people dare to venture into.
Visiting the waterfall, you can enjoy the cool fresh steam and water, in which you can even take a bath. And don’t forget to take as many photos as you can.
The tales behind the waterfall
The story behind the name of the waterfall always draws attention of every single tourist coming to Sapa. As shared by the local people, the name of the waterfall originates from a love story. Legend has it that long ago, fairies from heaven used to come to the waterfall to bathe.
One day, the seventh fairy saw O Qui Ho, the first son of Ai Lao Mountain Genie who was playing his flute near the falls. Mesmerized by the flute sounds, the fairy spent every night listening to the sweet melodies until her parents detected her secret and forbade her from coming to the human world.
The fairy missed O Qui Ho so much that she spent every afternoon at heaven’s gate looking towards the waterfall and waiting for the sounds of the flute. Then, she transformed herself into a yellow bird that lives on O Qui Ho Mountain. Since then, the waterfall is called “Love” to remind everyone of the legendary love story.
Nowadays, Love Waterfall is an attractive place where tourists must visit in Sapa tour. It is also an ideal destination for romantic honey moon vacation of many happy couples.