Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

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Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, Kuang Si Waterfall feature a series of travertine cascades and turquoise pools. The three-tiered waterfall--the largest in the area--spills from the shallow pools on the top of a sheer hillside and then drops 60 m (200 ft) into a cluster of natural pools. Put on some sturdy shoes and climb the slippery trails on the side of the cascades to get to the top. Amenities include well-kept pathways and bridges, picnic tables, and wooden huts near the entrance where you can change into a swimsuit. The scenic journey to the waterfall, leading across paddy fields and past farming villages, is an attraction in its own right. Take a look at our Luang Prabang online route planner to schedule your visit to Kuang Si Waterfall and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • So beautiful and so peaceful. The water is really clear and there are some little fish in the blue pond. Really recommend!  more »
  • It's a wonderful fall. Water is clear and clean. There was a lot of people there. It's a great place to relax your mind with friends and family, 😉  more »
  • The photos make it look idyllic - it's not quite that amazing, but it is still pretty great. We cycled there (before starting a longer trip) which was a tough enough daytrip with some decent hills...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful falls. I recommended also hiking up to the top of the falls, away from all the tourists. A few nice places to swim. Best to get their earlier, however the water will be colder. Beautiful, clean and well maintained park.
  • Great views of the waterfall and the pools where you can dip in. There is also a hike up. Make sure that you enter via the left side especially in the wet season, it is worth to see few viewpoints along the way. There is also a bear sanctuary which is great to visit and see the little cute moon bears.
  • Walk right to the top and go for a swim. Super refreshing and you get a free fish spa as the fish in the water chew the dead skin off your feet 😂
  • Defiantly worth the visit. The fact you can swim is awesome! Enjoy while you still can!
  • Amazing waterfall, climbing up to the top, which has some nice views overlooking the forest. But not much to see at the very top. The bear sanctuary was good.

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