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Tad Thong Waterfall

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Address: Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos

Directions; from the end of the night market road (Post Office end) turn...

Directions; from the end of the night market road (Post Office end) turn left at the cross roads. Straight on until you reach 'T' junction then turn right. Go straight on out of town for about 4Km's and turn right where sign posted 'Tad Thong Waterfall' for a further 2.8Km's.The 500 hectare Tad Thong Nature Conservation area is easily accessible by Tuk Tuk, Car, Scooter, bicycle (geared preferably) or, for the more enthusiastic, on foot.Tad Thong is just 6km’s from Luang Prabang and offers a unique, paved, approx. 45 minute walk through dense jungle. For years the path has been hidden away from the public but is now open again for you to experience the beauty of the natural jungle and huge trees that once covered much of the land in this part of Asia.There is a Khmu village just off the trail which can be visited and when you have finished the walk you may wish to take a swim in the lake or eat and drink at the Restaurant. The waterfalls are spring fed, as are many of the falls in the area, and will reduce in size to just a trickle by the end of the dry season - but the Tad Thong area is more impressive as a Nature Jungle walk so the waterfalls should be looked at as a bonus and not the main reason for visiting.

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Great Day Out

We chose to rent bicycles and ride out, which is mostly uphill on the way there and consequently a very pleasant ride home. Entrance fee was 20,000 kip and was well worth it. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

We chose to rent bicycles and ride out, which is mostly uphill on the way there and consequently a very pleasant ride home. Entrance fee was 20,000 kip and was well worth it. The track itself is made of paving stones that follow 2 streams (one up one down) through several smaller waterfalls and a couple of larger ones. The... More 

1 Thank emcorsomething
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Great for a quiet hike in the forest. Paths are well maitained and is a very peaceful walk. We only saw one other person the whole way around. its a good bike ride away but quite easy. took us around 30-40 minutes to get there. Take plenty of water, though there is a restaurant there which is reasonably priced. the... More 

3 Thank Tom A
Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

A short ride from the centre of Luang Prabang is this beautiful waterfall and trail. It is so tranquil with a pretty lake and a lovely walking trail to 2 waterfalls. There is also an inconspicuous path to a small village where the little children are so excited to see you, especially when you show them photos you have taken... More 

1 Thank Sergey P
Luang Prabang, Laos
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

The location is close to town and the area is not crowded. The entrance fee was reasonable. The restaurant looked a little over priced. The grounds are nicely kept. But, in June, there's not much water going over the fall. I'm sure the waterfall is nicer after the rains start. But, if you just want a quiet place to hike... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

One of us felt rough so we took a tuk tuk with waiting time for about 100,000 kip. We passed cyclissts and it looked a pretty troublesome trip! Once there I was very impressed by the facilities, includinng restaurant, good toilets, lake with rafts and tubes, little huts to relax in by the lake; this was all very nice after... More 

4 Thank TimmyWs
Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

In Luang Prabang, rented a scooter and headed towards "Kuang Si" falls, since it was labelled as a "tourist attraction". My eyes caught a roadside sign on the way saying "Tad Thong Waterfall" a few km's off the main road. It was exactly what I was looking for!! Super quiet trails through the jungle, well-laid stone paths and the kind... More 

5 Thank YoungDiana
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Enjoyed climbing to the top of the waterfall a bit difficult but worth it. The decent is a bit hazardous particularly if it rains.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

We rented motor bikes from Jewel travel....and went up to the cave of a thousand buddas and then to Tad Thong Falls....beautiful and fun to jump in from the rope swing...it was a little daunting to see a bring colored water snake in the water below....but it was all part of the adventure.

1 Thank Jackienyc64
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

There are 3 waterfalls near luang Prabang. Kwang Si is the most spectacular and is on everyone's "must do" list, for both foreigners and locals. Tad Thong is actually higher than Kwang Si, but you cannot see it all, from top to bottom. It is quite narrow, in a deep, cool, forested valley. and in the dry season, there may... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

We rode our bikes here from town and took about 25 minutes. There are a few hills on the road getting to the falls so I would definitely recommend a mountain bike if you are going to bike. Once there we decided to go on the walk around the falls. The paths are well marked and well maintained. It was... More 

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