Khon Pa Soi Falls

Khon Pa Soi Falls, Don Khone: Address, Khon Pa Soi Falls Reviews: 3.5/5

Khon Pa Soi Falls
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tony-travller
england49 contributions
Attempt to see falls
Jan 2020 • Couples
It’s about an hours walk from Ban Khon Tai or a lot less by bike. Unfortunately there’s a bridge over a small gorge which is not safe to use and blocked off . It looks like it’s been like that for some time. Didn’t get to see the falls ..waste of time to go ..get the bridge fixed then the honesty box for paying to go will fill up!
Avoid sorry to say !
Written 22 January 2020
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Anna G
65 contributions
Nice waterfall
Jan 2020
Nice view but unfortunately now the bridge is broken and closed. I regret because I think that the view from the other side would be even better. There is albo some resaurant with waterfall view wher you can relax.
Written 17 January 2020
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papa-rupe
Central England139 contributions
Bridge is broken
Jan 2020 • Couples
A nice cycle ride out but the suspension bridge across to Pa Soi is badly broken - certainly not worth risking to cross.
We were told there was a way to wade across the ravine but we couldn't find it. So, a nice bike ride but no end game
Written 6 January 2020
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Andre A
Sao Paulo, SP80 contributions
Free but closed
Oct 2019 • Solo
As many referred here, it is free. But for now the main bridge is closed. So you can only experience Khane Paksy Waterfall
Written 1 October 2019
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Banuwati
Bangkok, Thailand205 contributions
beautiful falls, not commercial, fishing huts above the water
Feb 2019 • Couples
This waterfall, unlike the Somphamit one on the opposite side of the island, is not commercial. There is no entrance fee, no ziplining, just a nice bike pedal to the start of a short hike. The bike ride to the falls take you through some interesting small villages and along the rivulets of the Mekhong River. Once you reach the starting point for the walk, there is a small restaurant serving food and cold drinks (nice if it's hot out, which is mostly is). You cross a small suspension bridge, a bit wobbly, and then walk for about 15-20 minutes to see several different small falls and pools. The day we were there we watched two local fisherman work the river. It made the day even more enjoyable.
Written 18 March 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,853 contributions
Beautiful
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is another beautiful waterfall here. You can hire a tuktuk or a bike to visit this beautiful water fall.
Written 5 December 2018
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GastownWanderer
Vancouver, Canada150 contributions
Charming small falls, fishing platforms, lovely memorable little bathing hole off to side
Mar 2018 • Couples
We visited Khon Pa Soi Falls at close to lowest yearly water levels and even at its highest flood, these falls don’t match the grandeur of Tat Somphamit (a.k.a. Li Pi) Falls. But they are submlime in their own way, especially if you take into account the walk/bike to the entry point and remember to also check out the small falls that are a 100-metre walk to the left of the rope bridge on the right that takes you toward Khon Pa Soi Falls.

Also, check out the restaurant by the rope bridge. We chilled there with some spring rolls (the vegetarian was good, and the steamed pork better) and coffee (regular and iced) both coming to and leaving the falls. The menu has some diversity and both we and the people sitting near us enjoyed the food and were wowed by the view.

Cross the rope bridge and it’s a quick walk to the falls. We bore left-ish below the walls (instead of being tempted to go straight to the main attraction) and found a little bathing hole where a small rivulet (very stream-like) came down. Wear footwear to protect from rocks and possible glass on entry but don’t let my warning scare you off – the 15 minutes we spent in the little pool were among our top 3 experiences of the entire 9-day trip. The guidebooks tell you about areas on the river about 100 metres below the falls where you can also carefully swim or just have a dip, and we checked out one of them but our little hidden pool was the gem.

Many people also risk climbing the rocks on the left side of the falls and it’s worth it for the sure-footed. Whatever you do, don’t try wading across the river, and I would imagine that at high flow, climbing the left-side of the falls is not worth the risk for most sane people.

On the way back, we checked out the mini-falls that’s off a little-used but very discernible trail (a couple of challenges with bridges with bits missing, but certainly manageable for all but very young kids or the less able). It empties out at a much calmer falls, more a rapids really, but along the way you’ll see concrete walls built alongside the river to deflect floods and perhaps related to the days when the French killed off the Laos youth by tasking them with driving rafts of logs into them.

After returning, chilling at the restaurant, and then walking back to the main road, we turned south for almost a kilomertre and then turned right and walked on a good sun-exposed open path through the rice paddies and back to the lower area of Ban Khon Village. That was a terrific walk, too.

All in all, from the walk down the riverside from the Wat turnoff at the near-north end of Ban Khon Village, to the turnoff to Khon Pa Soi Falls, the restaurant, viewing and swimming the river and falls, then returning across the bridge and heading to the secondary falls, and then taking the road through the centre of the island, we had a truly memorable day. Especially bathing in the pool hidden to the left of the bottom of the falls.
Written 5 May 2018
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