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Tad Thong Waterfall

Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Small place, quieter than kuang si

I cycled here completely by accident. I picked a main road south to ride for a while and then saw a... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Myjah C
via mobile
worth the trip

Rent a scooter. Easy directions (at the round-about, turn right, then QUICK left up the hill). Need... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Directions; from the end of the night market road (Post Office end) turn left at the cross roads. Straight on until you reach 'T' junction then turn right. Go straight on out of town for about 4Km's and turn right where sign posted 'Tad Thong Waterfall' for a further 2.8Km's.The 500 hectare Tad Thong Nature Conservation area is easily accessible by Tuk Tuk, Car, Scooter, bicycle (geared preferably) or, for the more enthusiastic, on foot.Tad Thong is just 6km’s from Luang Prabang and offers a unique, paved, approx. 45 minute walk through dense jungle. For years the path has been hidden away from the public but is now open again for you to experience the beauty of the natural jungle and huge trees that once covered much of the land in this part of Asia.There is a Khmu village just off the trail which can be visited and when you have finished the walk you may wish to take a swim in the lake or eat and drink at the Restaurant. The waterfalls are spring fed, as are many of the falls in the area, and will reduce in size to just a trickle by the end of the dry season - but the Tad Thong area is more impressive as a Nature Jungle walk so the waterfalls should be looked at as a bonus and not the main reason for visiting.
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“dirt road” (6 reviews)
Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I cycled here completely by accident. I picked a main road south to ride for a while and then saw a sign on the right advertising the falls. Up a dirt road for 2.8km and it will cut to the right with a large sign....More

1  Thank Myjah C
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Rent a scooter. Easy directions (at the round-about, turn right, then QUICK left up the hill). Need to take a river boat (small charge) to other side of river.

1  Thank GTO-Gerry
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Waterfalls just outside Luang Prabang. Don't mix up with Tat Sae waterfalls! Nice and quiet. Little opportunity to swim, in fact hardly at all. There should be a 45 minute trail to walk to the two separate falls, but the path is slippery, blocked by...More

1  Thank Hans B
Reviewed 12 May 2016

A really beautiful place for a swim. A must see in the area a shortish ride away from Luang Prabang.

Thank Bluenose-on-tour
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Just went there yesterday. No waterfall not even smallest stream. All is dry. Though they still sell you ticket for 10.000 (down at the lake). All i could find small bamboo pipe for locals to wash. Scam as everything in over touristic Luang.

Thank Lilia K
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I rented a mountain bike in LP and cycled here. Easy enough to find, out road 13 going south after ~5km then there's a sign to the right before the green fuel station saying its 2.8km on a dirt road. 45 min loop track was...More

Thank CiaraC92
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Very nice place. Bring your swimmsuite. Entrance Fee is 20.000 ,- Kip. Minivan from Luangprabang 5 people 40.000,- Kip/each person

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 6 April 2016

i enjoyed swimming in the falls. The food was excellent and the whole place was full of tourists for a good reason. The bears were interesting as we learned about them in all of Asia. Also the reason they are there before going back in...More

1  Thank franzkarlbecker
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The kids, loved the swimming, and the tour, we visited the bear sanctuary and donated som USD for the project, it's nice to see the project is going on and a lot of volunteers are there to help saving the nature.

Thank Anas C
Reviewed 24 March 2016

A beautiful natural waterfall just a short distance out of town. While not as spectacular as Kuang Si Falls, this falls gives you the opportunity for a short hike through the forest, and a cool dip in a pool all to yourself. A lovely place...More

Thank nellielim
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