Records of Jraiblian waterfall in Dalat
Jraiblian waterfall is located in Ta In commune of Duc Trong district, outskirt of Dalat city. Jraiblian was a familiar name that Churu always called this place, it meant the fall of high rocks. Later, it was also called Bao Dai waterfall because that was the place where King Bao Dai used to go hunting. He often stopped there to have a rest after hunting.
The legend story of Jraiblian waterfall
According to Churu people, we have recorded a legend of Jraiblian waterfall as followed: In the old time, at Ktun region, there were a boy (Stak) and his uncle (Zuwar). They usually went fishing together. Once day, they didn’t catch any fish after all day fishing and they were very hungry. Until sunset, they suddenly saw a very big egg in a small cave. They both wanted to pick up but they were afraid. Finally, they decided to boil it. Then each of them wanted to eat first so that the other couldn’t meet danger from the egg. Zuwar said to Stak that: “I am old now, no problem if I die, I will eat first”, but Stak didn’t agree and finally he ate first. After eating the egg, all his body itched. The more Zuwar scratched, the more his nephews body itched. Then Stak decided to jump down the stream to soak his body. For a wonder, his body turn big as a poddy after a white and a buffalo in the next morning. The uncle informed Stak parent about an abnormal Stak. When his parent saw him, he was still alive but his arm and leg had scale like a crocodile, his body had a long tail. Stak said to his parent that he didn’t want to live when he turned into a crocodile, so he asked them bring 7 buffaloes, 7 cows, 7 chickens and 7 ducks for him to eat. After eating, he still alive and his body then was a long house of ethnic people.
Facing to that situation, Stak relatives argued about to let him live or die. Finally, they bring him a heart and said to him that it was meat. He, a real crocodile at that time, ate “the meat” and died. Since then, the stream where Stak usually went fishing has had wonderful ripple.