Tad Sae Waterfall, Luang Prabang

3.7
#3 of 49 in Nature in Laos
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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  • After paying for parking. Then paying for a boat. Then paying for our ticket to enter the waterfalls. We discovered for ourselves that during the dry season there is little to no water. At no point di...  more »
  • We were told there’s lesser water, little water but no one told us there’s literally no water. Do not waste your time and money visiting now. My parents in laws visited last November and it was gorgeo...  more »
  • After going through three different people at different stages of the way up to the waterfall each of them we had to pay, we finally got to tad sae waterfall to find only a drop of water, I am assumin...  more »
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  • It's a must see in any season. Eye popping color and calming sounds of water. You can swim, I did, though it is cold. Many people but it's a large area so it's not a problem.
  • Several nice waterfalls in a national park. In some pools it is possible to swim. Attention: This does not mean that the water is hot - it is rather fresh.
  • Beautiful landscape, jungle and waterfall. Only wish there would be more bins and education given to some tourists not to throw their garbage on the floor to keep the place as it should
  • Waterfalls absolutely stunning . We tried to go for a trekking tour which comes to be very expensive . Instead we rented a motorbike and did it on our own. The best thing we did . We could take our time at the place . Go explore other waterfalls around and go to the cave which comes to be very cheap by the end adding all costs . If you going to explore other waterfalls make sure you have a proper shoes as it is very slippery and dangerous already if u do have a proper shoes .
  • Not too crowded, kept reasonably clean. Closer from the town and nice place for half day activity
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