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Tad Thong Waterfall

Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Great walking trail

The waterfalls themselves are not nearly as impressive as the other falls in LP, however, the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2013
Michael V
New York City, New York

Walked to the waterfall - amazing You must have a swim in one of the pools whilst you are... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2013
Sydney, Australia
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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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Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

The waterfalls themselves are not nearly as impressive as the other falls in LP, however, the walking trail is completely worth the trip. When we went we had the trail all to ourselves and didn't see a single other person on it. Negotiate a tuk-tuk...More

3  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Walked to the waterfall - amazing You must have a swim in one of the pools whilst you are there People were jumping in from trees which looked very dangerous

Thank Diasey2013
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stopped here for a swim and to take in the succession of beautiful falls and parklike atmosphere. It is graceful and peaceful...and many locals which added to the color and sense of intimacy.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 5 October 2013

this out of the way set of falls is smaller than the other more popular falls but well worth the trip. It is about 6-7km out of town - you can get there by bike if you are up for the some exercise and have...More

Thank jctokyo
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We were there when it was raining and there was plenty of water. Good swimming indeed. the local food was also very delicious.

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We hiked around the falls as well as walked to the village to bring the kids gifts. If you are going to take a day hike the kids in the Village are sure happy with anything you might bring them. I think in total we...More

1  Thank theeyesoftheworld
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We booked into the Hillside Resort and they took us on a trek to the Tad Thong Waterfall. It was really beautiful trek all the way up the stone steps to the top of the falls. What makes it so nice is that there are...More

2  Thank Yankeefan56
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We chose to rent bicycles and ride out, which is mostly uphill on the way there and consequently a very pleasant ride home. Entrance fee was 20,000 kip and was well worth it. The track itself is made of paving stones that follow 2 streams...More

1  Thank emcorsomething
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Great for a quiet hike in the forest. Paths are well maitained and is a very peaceful walk. We only saw one other person the whole way around. its a good bike ride away but quite easy. took us around 30-40 minutes to get there....More

3  Thank Tom A
Reviewed 1 July 2013

A short ride from the centre of Luang Prabang is this beautiful waterfall and trail. It is so tranquil with a pretty lake and a lovely walking trail to 2 waterfalls. There is also an inconspicuous path to a small village where the little children...More

1  Thank Sergey P
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