For the Ede people in Buon Kuop, the name D'ray Sap has been with them for many generations, a beautiful name in the Vietnamese sense: "smoke waterfall" - describing the fanciful smoke on the top of the mountain. waterfall falls.
In addition, the waterfall is also called Gia Long, associated with the event: Around the years 1935-1936, when traveling to Dak Lak, Bao Dai - the last king of the Nguyen Dynasty and his subordinates rode elephants into the forest to hunt. . When coming to the spectacular D'ray Sap waterfall, before the lively and charming beauty of the waterfall and the surrounding landscape, King Bao Dai gave the waterfall a new name, Gia Long (name of the first king of Vietnam). Nguyen Dynasty).
D'ray Sap Thuong is also associated with stories and legends of the residents here:
The story goes that: Once upon a time, in a certain Ede village, there was a very beautiful girl named H'Mi, she loved a tall, healthy and gentle boy like the earth.
Every day, a couple often invites each other to work in the fields. One day, after working in the fields, the two invited each other to rest on a rock under a luxuriant old tree. Before they had time to rest, they suddenly saw a monster with a head as big as a mountain, eyes as big as a copper pot, a beard a few arm's length, hair as sharp as an arrow, and its whole body covered with a layer of silvery white scales. The monster flew into the sky and then suddenly swooped down to the ground like a crow pounced on prey, its feet kicked hard, causing a large area of land to sink and there a giant tree of water spewed violently, dragging H'Mi. was terrified, and her lover was swept away. The young man was like a tiger trying to pull his lover back, but he desperately watched his lover disappear into the mist with sparkling white flakes. From there, the young man turned into a large tree, the root of which was deeply embedded in the cliffs, the body of a suffering person with arms outstretched in mourning. The giant water column turned into today's D'ray Sap Thuong waterfall.
D'ray Sap Thuong landscape is also associated with the event: Around 1930-1933, the French colonialists built a traffic road (National Highway 14) from Buon Ma Thuot to Saigon with a length of 345km, serving the purpose. military and economic activities, including an arc passing through the D'ray Sap Thuong waterfall area. To complete this road, along with the suspension bridge over the Ea Krong river, 40m from D'ray Sap waterfall, the French colonialists mobilized the people who are ethnic minorities, along with all the prisoners of the Buon Ma Thuot exile. labor very hard, arduous under the whip and even the torture. Many peasants and prisoners were revolutionary soldiers who left their bodies in the deep forests and abysses because of oppression and diseases.
With wild and majestic beauty, on January 4, 1999, the Ministry of Culture and Information (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) issued Decision No. 01/1999/QD-BVHTT to rank the waterfall D. 'Sap Thuong ray is a national landscape.
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