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Tad Thong Waterfall

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Address: Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos

Directions; from the end of the night market road (Post Office end) turn...

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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Enjoy nature away from the madding crowd

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... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 the wild.

Thank franzkarlbecker
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 811 helpful votes
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 to enjoy nature away from the madding crowd.

Thank nellielim
Prachinburi City, Thailand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I visited there in Jan16. I think that that is my proud to have occasion been there. So beautiful and keep high nature.

Thank Pandajung
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

These falls are just a 15 minute tuk tuk ride out of town. The rock and bottom are all limestone and startling white. This makes the waterfall and pools a stunning shade of light blue that I have not seen outside the Great Barrier Reef. The water is pristine and you are able to swim here if you like. The... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Very bumpy ride from Luang Prabang to the milky blue waters of this waterfall in several steps. You can swim here if you dare. There is a restaurant at the top, where there is a car park, and rescued bears can be seen at the bottom.

Thank Jbpooket
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

beautiful refreshing site, if you have trouble walking ask you guide to drive up and then walk down, or you can see the main waterfall from the highest site by car, otherwise it is a 15 minutes walk seeing different terraces of water

Thank Calypso555
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

This cannot compete with the 'major' waterfalls in LPB but is very charming...and less crowded. A little hard to find, it is on the road out of town towards Vientiane on the right hand side. maybe a 15 minute drive from the Bus Station... there is a small admission charge and a simple restaurant. Like all waterfalls best seen in... More 

Thank afsl0nd0n
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Travel from south to north and this place becomes an oase of green and water. The south hot and less water the north cool climate, green and water. Like traveling in a dessert and then you find an oase. Crowds of tourist like me all we want to admire this peaceful place. You can sit listen and watch to the... More 

Thank Mitra R

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