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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  • NIce Waterfall especially during rainy season, avoid to visit during dry season because usually dry with no water, they have place to drink and eat 
    NIce Waterfall especially during rainy season, avoid to visit during dry season because usually dry with no water, they have place to drink and eat  more »
  • Arrived at the waterfall at 8 AM just as the gates opened. If you can do the same, I would recommend this highly. The waterfall is very uncrowded at the beginning of the day, I had the entire... 
    Arrived at the waterfall at 8 AM just as the gates opened. If you can do the same, I would recommend this highly. The waterfall is very uncrowded at the beginning of the day, I had the entire...  more »
  • This would be really cool during wet season. We visited in February their dry season and there was not any sign of water anywhere or elephants. We paid 10,000 kip/each for a boat round trip Then....  more
    This would be really cool during wet season. We visited in February their dry season and there was not any sign of water anywhere or elephants. We paid 10,000 kip/each for a boat round trip Then....  more »
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  • Lovely waterfall. Will bring my swimming gears next time
  • Amazing place! So much water around, you can jump into one of the natural pools all over the place but dont forget to go and see tye big waterfall in the end, really beautiful place for those who loves nature and water, dont miss it out!!!
  • Great place to rest during weekend
  • It's a beautiful place, unfortunately while I was there, there isn't much water otherwise it is one of the must visited place in Luangprabang and the place is abandoned due to the impact of the pandemic.
  • These falls feature smaller cascades on a wider tributary. The area around the falls is more built-up than Kuang Si, and there are decks criss-crossing the water where you can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds. Nearby, an elephant park offers visitors the chance to meet, feed, and even ride Asian elephants. Tad Sae requires a ride out of town and then a short trip down the Nam Khan river in a traditional longboat. Tuk-tuks regularly make the 14km trip to the boat launch area and cotinue to take the boat to the main waterfall about 8 minutes. And also you can go by bicycle takes around 45 minutes. Tad Sae can be dry or mostly dry from February to July, so be sure to check before you go. (Tuk-Tuk cost about 150.000 kip and you can share with others for cheaper cost). When cooling off at the pool or the falls, it’s also important to remember that bikinis and other very revealing swimwear are also frowned upon and public displays of affection, from hand-holding to more intimate gestures like kissing, are considered crude. Please also note that visitors are expressly requested not to walk around with shirts off or in just bikini tops. This is considered rude (and the individual in question is assumed to have questionable morals and status). Open daily 08:00am – 17:00pm Tickets: 20.000k/person (under age of 8 years old free entrance).

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