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Tad Sae Waterfall, Luang Prabang
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Pouring over wide multi-level curved limestone rock formations among trees, Tad Sae Waterfall produce a silky canopy-like effect of dispersed water falling with a constant roar. The water reaches the falls through a moss-covered forest with trees growing straight out of the rock, forming several terraced pools. Take an elephant ride and join the local youngsters for a dip in an emerald-green pond, or walk the boardwalk to reach a wooden observation deck. Thatched huts next the falls provide boat rides. The falls' volume varies quite a bit, with the most dramatic time during rainy season between July and February. Put Tad Sae Waterfall at the forefront of your travel plans using our Luang Prabang trip builder.
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  • I preferred the Tad Sae Waterfall to the Kuang Si Falls (although not as impressive) as the swimming pools were a lot nicer to swim in. We had a very enjoyable day here which included a little sunbath...  more »
  • So beautiful and many less tourists if you hike along the river. Lots of great swimming spots! Elephant riding in the main area if you're into that. I would go here over kuang si if your time is limit...  more »
  • We did expect know too much and were pleasantly surprised! And we have seen little world (11 h). Around 12:30 a lot of tourists start to arrive. Beautiful water (cold ^^). I advise you to do it in the morning or late afternoon.
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  • Fantastic waterfall! Not too much People and you can swim wherever you want. Little boattrip to the Tad Sae Waterfall is fun as well
  • It's great here! You can get there by motor bike from Luang Prabang easily. You then get a boat (10,000 kip if 2 or more are on the boat). This takes you to a docking station. You then walk up to the waterfall. Entry is 15,000kip, and is so worth it! You can swim and it is less touristy! I would recommend swimming in a sarong to t shirt ladies as there is a local vibe!
  • Super fun waterfall to play in.
  • Beautiful! Let's ride the elephant!
  • Disappointing compared to the other one in the area. Also, only go here in the wet season because it's dry the rest of the year.