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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Luang Prabang holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tad Sae Waterfall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Swim area has lots of rocks. Due to poor visibility in the water and slippery rocks it is easy to injure yourself. Waterfalls are lovely. The bear rescue area is worth a stop.  more »
  • We were looking forward to seeing these waterfalls after visit Kuang if, unfortunately, the waterfalls were completely dry... Find out before go you.
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  • This waterfalls are tiny but great in the rain forest they're made in approximately 4 level measures and also the last one is twenty five min. from the very first in the forest. Recommended  more »
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  • DO NOT GO DURING THE DRY SEASON! DO NOT SUPPORT ELEPHANT RIDING/CAPTIVITY! We motorbiked there for a day trip in February. 5,000 kip to park, 10,000kip/person for a quick boat ride to the falls (not optional), and 15,000kip/person to enter. Nowhere were we told that the falls were COMPLETELY DRY. The only water that was there was some dirty water from a pipe that was being pumped in for the elephants. Oh yeah they also have ELEPHANT RIDING there so be aware. We absolutely do not support elephant captivity or riding and that alone could be enough to skip it. They also have some other animals in cages. We were there for about 10 minutes and decided to ask for a refund. Managed to get 1 ticket refunded. Besides the falls being completely dry the whole place gives off a dirty vibe in more ways that one. Go to Kuang Si its infinitely better even in the dry season.
  • Beautiful location on the river. Great place to relax and enjoy looking at the waterfalls, have a swim, ride an elephant or have a bite to eat. Worth spending some time. If you book a package, make sure it includes Tad Sae Waterfall.
  • So nice place! Nice jungle trail around river. Amazing water, but in the time I was there, water was pretty cold... 😁...don forgot take your swimming dress. Just I don't like elephant riding and the small monkey in cage...😣
  • Excellent ambience. Cool green place. Emerald green waters and multi layered swimming ponds.A sweet place to swim,rest and relax .
  • Great spot. Water was refreshing. Lots of available amenities. Different animals. Plenty to see and do.
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