Love Waterfall Sapa and the romantic love story behind

Many people said that “If you go to Sapa, you must visit this place – the Love Waterfall with its breathtaking nature and landscape”. Not only is the Love Waterfall the ideal place of relaxation, but you have an opportunity the exploration of a legendary love story that has been told to generations in this land as well. Read more about Sapa Vietnam tours

The Golden Stream Love Waterfall
The Golden Stream Love Waterfall


Love Waterfall is located in San Sa Ho commune, Sapa district, Lao Cai is close to 4 km from the Northwest of Sapa Town. You can reach the Love Waterfall by taking a trekking trail through the scenic Hoang Lien National Park. Once you reach the waterfall, you can enjoy the scenery, take photographs, and even dip your feet in the cool water. The Love Waterfall is a popular spot for couples and nature enthusiasts visiting Sapa.

What to expect?

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 rushes 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. Read more: Vietnam holidays

The rock path of the Love Waterfall
The rock path of the Love Waterfall

In order to go to the Love Waterfall, visitors have to go on a red dirt road running through the lush and vast bamboo forest and the gentle beauty of rhododendron flowers with the diversity of colors such as red, white, and yellow, which creates particular scenery here. Along with this, you will hear the soothing sound of the rustling of trees in the wind and birdsongs.

 H’mong girls bathing in the waterfall
H’mong girls bathing in the waterfall

Romantic Love Story behind

In addition to the impressive landscape, the Love Waterfall attaches to the romantic love story between O Qui Ho and a seventh fairy. The story tells that a long time ago, beautiful fairies from heaven chose the Waterfall as a bathing place. One day, because a seventh fairy of them was mesmerized by flute sound of a young boy near the fall, she spent every night listening to his melodies. Not long time after, her parents came to know the secret and forbade her from coming back to the Waterfall. She extremely remembered him, so every afternoon, she stood in the arch to overlook the fall with the hope of listening to his melodies. Unfortunately, she is unable to hear and see him. She was so sad that she transformed herself into a bird flying surround the peak of the mountain; as a result, she could live together with her love forever. From then on, the name Love Waterfall is born.

Our Friendly Advice

For the ultimate and meaningful journey to Love Waterfall, Indochina Voyages Team have some valuable suggestions just for you:

  • Optimal Timing: Visit Love Waterfall in the morning or early afternoon for safety and enjoyment.
  • Weather Awareness: Check the forecast and visit on sunny, dry days to avoid risks.
  • Comfortable Attire: Wear comfortable clothes and proper footwear for the forest trails; avoid high heels, skirts, or tight outfits.
  • Essential Supplies: Bring a hat, long-sleeved clothing, insect repellent, water, food, and basic medical supplies.
  • Rhododendron Delight: In March, find blooming rhododendron flowers by crossing streams and following the road.
  • Capture the Magic: Take romantic photos at Love Waterfall. Bring a selfie stick or tripod, spare batteries, or a power bank for your camera.
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We hope that our information will contribute to an unforgettable experience at the romantic Love Waterfall, where you also can create your own love story with your partner. If you have any questions or need assistance in planning your private Vietnam tour, feel free to reach out to us. The IV Team is always available to assist you at any time.

From the Indochina Voyages Team with love.

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