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Tad Sae Waterfall

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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Smaller than expected

Due to the time of year we were there the waterfalls were not as big as we had expected, but, getting to the area by boat was an adventure. It is a nice spot to wander around and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Windsor, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the falls as apart of an elephant experience day further down river. As expected from previous reviews and having visited in the dry season, the falls were dry except for a small amount of water being mechanically pumped up from the river to give some effect. You can walk up the side of waterfall but there was not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit if you are in Luang Probang and not far to go from town. Best waterfall I have seen anywhere and all the better if you fancy hiking up to the top or going for a swim.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to the time of year we were there the waterfalls were not as big as we had expected, but, getting to the area by boat was an adventure. It is a nice spot to wander around and is cooler because of its location in the jungle.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 20 min. from Lunag Prabang is the mountain river and after payment of 20000 Kip, You will go by long but short "sampan" (boat) up the river and You will see lower end of Tad Sae Travertine Waterfalls. This waterfalls are small but nice in the rain forest they are built in about four level steps and the last... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the waterfalls by longtail boat in the dry season. The place looked very dry although they had one "pool" where people could dip in. There was also one restaurant and a cafe open although not many visitors.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe the wrong time of year, but there was not much water, so not much waterfall. Kuong Si Falls, by contrast, were in full flow, and much better.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a scooter to go there, paid the boat to get to the waterfalls, and at the entrance the staff didn't feel useful to tell us that there was no water in the falls ! So we paid out 30.000kips ticket to go up 5minutes and get back down right after. We didn't wanna have made all the way... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need to take a boat ride to reach this waterfall. During the dry season, don't bother and the waterfall is completely dry.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Only went for the zip lining because we are opposed to elephant riding (the elephants looked absolutely miserable). The zip line was pretty fun but pricey ($35) for the 30-45 min experience. Afterwards we walked up to see both "waterfalls" but unfortunately they were stagnant and mostly dried up. Not nearly as pretty as Kuang Si. The worst part of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Touristy, loaded with selfie-snapping tourists, and not spectacular as falls go. Popular with backpackers who want to take a dip on hot days.

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