Located in the Trang Bom District in Dong Nai Provincve, the multi-tiered Giang Dien waterfall is a popular attraction for tourists and natives to enjoy one of nature’s wonders. At only 50km/31 miles and roughly a 2-hour ride from Ho Chi Minh City, this is an ideal destination for a day trip outside of the metro area.
The area surrounding the waterfall is full of hills, flowers, animals and forests, all offering seasonal varieties all year long. However, the best time to visit is during the dry season that runs from November through April, when the water looks its cleanest. It’s possible to see it during the rainy season, but the natural precipitation makes the waters look muddier.
Activities at Thac Giang Dien
The waterfall isn’t just something pretty to look at, there are plenty of things to do in the beautiful areas around it. Many Ho Chi Minh City natives like to escape to Giang Den on the weekends for a little retreat.
Visitors of all kinds enjoy taking a dip with beautiful scenery at the waterfall, especially during the dry season when the water’s visibility is better. A safety jacket is required to be worn while in the water by the falls, but one can easily be rented on-site for a fee.
With lots of space outside, the whole area around the Thac Giang Den is ideal for taking a little hike or walk. There are plenty of flowers in bloom regardless of the season.
Cycling around the waterfall is another popular activity, and a bike can be rented on-site by the hour for a fee. To avoid crowds and all the equipment being rented out, visit Giang Dien on a weekday.
Accommodations at Thac Giang Den
There is more than one option for spending the night in this serene environment.
Giang Den has many camping sites for tents. If you’re from out of town and want to spend the night in the great outdoors, cookware, canvas, and tents are conveniently available for rental on-site.
Tre Xanh Hotel, located in Giang Dien Park, is a full-sized hotel perfect for a getaway from the city and incredibly close to the Giang Dien waterfalls. Surrounded by lush trees and fresh air, lodging at this hotel is a great way to reconnect with nature.
Places to Eat Nearby
There are a few places right by the park to stop for a bite or meal. Some of them even have direct views of the waterfall.
Hoang Yen Restaurant
Hoang Yen Restaurant can accommodate up to 70 people at a time and has a diverse menu to appease everyone. It has a comfortable environment that showcases the natural scenery and is decorated with traditional and modern designs.
Thac Reo Fastfood Restaurant
In addition to being a location where you can rent lifejackets and other outdoor equipment for a visit to the waterfalls, Thac Reo Fastfood has a lot of snack-type of foods and typical fast food items like chicken wings and sausages.
Phuong Son Restaurant
With the capability to seat more than 200 people at once, this restaurant offers diners a unique experience of getting to eat while hearing the sound of the waterfalls nearby.
Hoa Su Restaurant
Shaped like a traditional communal house, Hoa Su Restaurant is designed to feel welcoming and warm to visitors. With a capacity for more than 400 people, this eatery has a reputation for serving delicious local cuisine and having an incredible attention wait staff.
No matter how you decide to spend your day at the Giang Dien Waterfall, it’s sure to be a memorable experience with so much to see, do, and taste.
Address: 104/4 Khu Công Nghiệp Giang Điền, Giang Điền, Trảng Bom, Đồng Nai Province, Vietnam
Phone: +84 251 3923 930
Season: Year-round, but the ideal time is November through April.
Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, daily.