Tad Somphamit Waterfalls

Tad Somphamit Waterfalls, Don Khone: Hours, Address, Tad Somphamit Waterfalls Reviews: 4.5/5

Tad Somphamit Waterfalls
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Welcome to the Somphamit (Li Phi) waterfalls that you can see from the island of Don Khone. These impressive with their speed and the sound of water falling on the rocks will leave an unforgettable memory. Near the many views of the falls, you can access to a small beach for a refreshing swim. Here, a relaxation area and bar is installed . In 2018, we install a new unique activity on the waterfalls : The Mekong Fly - ZIPLINE tour above the falls, with 7 lines along 1km800 and "Monkey bridges" , for an unforgettable experience (price around 24USD). we have also the famous : Coffee Table Zipline to take a coffee break just above the terrific waterfall (price around 18USD). The View Restaurant offers to our visitors a large choice of delicious specialities with a magnificient view and the waterfall and the park.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Charlotte C
Toulouse155 contributions
Really impressive
Feb 2020
A great bike ride along the bumpy road to this huge passing of the river through the rocks. To the left carry on down to a fantastic relaxed restaurant bar with huts to sit and listen to the falls before heading down to the beach and a swim in the river.
Written 27 February 2020
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Patrick V
Manosque, France206 contributions
One of the highlights from Khone island
Nov 2019
Probably spectacular if you have never seen Victoria, Foz de Iguacu and Niagara. For me a bit of a disappointment. But still the location is nice and the short hike is enjoyable. If you like zip lines, this is the place, but I am not sure if it is 100 % safe. During my stay in Laos a Korean tourist was killed on a zipline in Vang Vieng. Be warned
Written 15 February 2020
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Steve B
London, UK4,945 contributions
Most Impressive!
Feb 2020
Together with 25 other Anglo-Thai Society members, my wife and myself visited Somphamit ‘Liphi’ Waterfalls this afternoon.

We travelled to the site by coach and then - on a well marked route - walked some 400/500 metres to the Waterfalls themselves. There are several good viewing areas en route but - whichever one takes your fancy - it is an impressive sight.

A most enjoyable visit - one that was enhanced by the fact we had the site more or less to ourselves!
Written 10 February 2020
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Niftyprose
2 contributions
Ziplining -- wheee!
Feb 2020 • Couples
A lot of reviews of the zipwire experience at Lim Phiphi on Don Khong, Laos seem to consist of people going 'Wow!' or 'Whee!!' so I thought I would spend 20 mins writing a more comprehensive review. Short version: if you're havering, do it. It's a great way to see the falls, it's an amazing experience in itself, and it's a fitting climax to a tour of the 4,000 Islands.

For those not in the know: the lower reaches of the Mekong contain a group of small islands, of which the inhabited minority have become tourist venues. These are warm, beautiful places with not much to do but drink, eat or go on river trips. One of the popular venues is Li Phi, where the Mekong has carved a rocky gorge as it descends the west coast of Don Khong. The gorge is visible from public observation platforms at its northern end and looks pretty much like the idealized mountain watercourses you see on murals in Chinese restaurants. However, since it's more than a kilometre long, the best views were previously reserved for local fishermen.

The Mekong Fly team changed that a couple of years ago by running zipwires along the length of the gorge. Visitors now pay to whizz over the rapids dangling from an arrangement that resembles an in-line rollerskate.

At US$30, Mekong Fly is probably the most expensive attraction in the Islands, but the admission fee gets you 1.4km of flying and the attention of two dedicated guides, one to lead your small group and one to bring up the rear. A complete descent involves seven or eight distinct 'flights', in conditions varying from treetop-skimming short hops to several hundred metre traverses suspended high above a raging torrent.

Our guides, Pha and Khah, assured me that their company had seen 3500 visitors safely down the gorge. P&K were complete professionals, delivering a thorough safety brief and checking the gear and backup lines at each and every platform. With someone else to take care of safety issues there wasn't much left to do beyond climbing the steep ladders to the platforms and take in the amazing views.

Gill and I are in our late 50s and had no health-and-safety concerns at all beyond the familar reflex that tells you not to step off a high building. (One of the members of our group was a six year old who can have had little sense of what was going on.) The worst parts of the experience were crossings of two 'monkey bridges', planks spanning guylines en route between platforms -- there are safety lines, but you're in the driving seat.

Despite this test of the limits of my climbing ability, I had complete confidence in Pha and Khah and in the equipment -- most of which was made by Petzl, the noted mountaineering suppliers. The lines are all half-inch steel hawsers and the stated 120kg weight limit presumably allows for the double load of recovery if a tourist manages to foul a line and get stuck in mid-traverse. I saw fatter guys than me lining up, so heavier visitors need have no fear.

Practical points: wear lace-ups unless you fancy tramping on forest paths and up ant-ridden ladders barefoot. Don't expect to take photos unless you can shoot one-handed -- you'll need a hand free to brake at the end of each crossing. And allow yourself plenty of recovery time... you'll need it.
Written 8 February 2020
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tony-travller
england49 contributions
Visit to falls
Jan 2020 • Couples
Probably the best of the three falls in the area . Not crowded as not so easy to get to, but well worth it. Loads of falls in reasonable spate. Very photogenic from lots of view points including a zip trip if you’re up for it .
Go for it
Written 22 January 2020
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travellerme
Brighton, UK302 contributions
Visit
Jan 2020
Probably the best of the three falls in the islands . Loads of cascades even in the dry season . Go up one of the zip line towers to get best view. Many viewpoints . Magical . Not easy to get there but worth the journey
Written 22 January 2020
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Anna G
65 contributions
Amazing waterfall
Jan 2020
Very nice waterfall and possibilities for doing a zip line over the sights. The actual infrastructure like paths, lookouts, greenery etc is neglected and unpleasant. But the falls themselves are beautiful and worth recommending.
Written 17 January 2020
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John W
454 contributions
Lovely place poorly developed.
Jan 2020 • Solo
The falls themselves are beautiful and spectacular, well worth a visit, but the site has been poorly developed and the admission fee is way too high. What investment there has been is in money making operations such as restaurants and intrusive zip lines. The actual infrastructure for viewing the falls - paths, lookouts, etc - is sadly neglected. Some of the money they are raking in might be put to good use in clearing the litter that accumulates below the falls.
Don't just view the first falls. Take a walk along the edge to see other falls enter the chasm. The path ends at a small beach. Beware the currents if you go for a swim.
Written 11 January 2020
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svenabc2016
Bergen, Norway330 contributions
Excellent!
Dec 2019
This is a stunning place if you like waterfalls and the ambience it gives. Relatively huge and with possibilities for hiking and doing a zip line over the sights..... if you have the courage... And they have a fabulous restaurant there... especially taking the views into consideration... Cool!
Written 4 January 2020
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Diana Mangalagiu
Paris, France457 contributions
Best sight on the island
Jan 2020
This site is really nice, the waterfalls impressive even in dry season, plenty of things to see, nice restaurant next to the beach.
Written 3 January 2020
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