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Tad Sae Waterfall, Luang Prabang

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Waterfall Nature / Park
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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  • We had rented a scooter for the day (120000kip + 20000kip of fuel) and made Tad Kuang if the morning and Tad Sae afternoon. You pay the parking for the scooter, the boat trip and the entrance of the site roughly 55000kip to 2! We expected to find a lot of people, but eventually the site was pretty quiet, knowing that we went during the week. The swimming area is very well laid out and so I think, great with children! The climb up to the top of the falls and the cave is very slippery and has no interest. We did not wish to be stayed and enjoyed swimming strongly. I had read that the Lao were bathing dressed, what I've done, but many tourists were in swimsuit, 1 or 2 pieces, so you see!
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  • No need to go as the falls do not have much water. Go to Kuang Si Falls instead ---- they are beautiful.  more »
  • The waterfall is pretty, though there weren't much water in july despite the rainy season. I am writing because just after the entrance there are monkeys in two extremely small cages. It is like an an...  more »
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  • Nice ! if go there when have lot of water ,very dry this season for me there yesterday 22-05-17
  • Very nice, tiered waterfalls. You can wade into the water and climb up on the different levels. Don't ride on an elephant if the owner still uses a seat (howdah). It is very bad for the elephant.
  • there was no water in the waterfall when i visited it, but you can have a nice trip in the forest. they keep some monkeys in a 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m cage, which is unacceptable, as you have to pay 20,000 for the boat plus 15,000 for the entrance to see a dried up waterfall, and they cannot build a larger cage for these monkeys? these cage are too small even for a tiny bird, not for a monkey!!!
  • loved it, easy to reach, good to spend half a day, better with good weather.
  • Natural and not overcrowded.

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