Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang
The Kuang Si falls locally called Tat Kuang Si is located about 30 kilometres from Luang Prabang, open daily from 8 am until 5.30 pm. It is very popular for day trips and half-day trips with locals and tourists. The trip from Luang Prabang to the falls is a very scenic ride passing rice paddies, local villages and green hills. At the entrance to the falls are stalls selling food, snacks and drinks as well as a few souvenir shops.

The pools also have cascades of up to five metres high with deliciously cold water due to the shade given by the surrounding lush tropical jungle, if you don’t fancy a swim then you can relax in the shade and watch others having fun jumping in and out of the water. Children will enjoy swinging from a rope attached to a tree diving into the water. Near the pools are small changing rooms to change into swimming wear.

The other worthwhile waterfall in the Luang Prabang area is Tad Sae about 16 kilometres from town. This waterfall is favoured by Lao people over Kuang Si and you’ll often see large groups of locals picnicking right by the water’s edge. What makes this waterfall different is that it requires a boat to access it. Boats are available for 10,000 kip per person for the short journey across the river from the parking area.As with Kuang Si, stunning turquoise water gently tumbles over limestone rocks, but at Tad Sae the waterfall is more integrated with the forest, giving the impression that it is flooded.

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos

Address: 29 kilometres south of Luang Prabang

Opening hours: 08:00 - 17:30

Entrance fee: US$2.5

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