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Tad Thong Waterfall

Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Great jungle walk but standards allowed to slide

Someone a few years ago spent a lot of time and effort creating a super paved walk through the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
VanessaDursley
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Dursley
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Beautiful falls but flocked by way too many tourists.

The falls are quite beautiful and provides a nice hike to see the multilevels of them. However we... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
LolaLanes
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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Someone a few years ago spent a lot of time and effort creating a super paved walk through the jungle by the waterfall with a swimming lake. It is still a beautiful and peaceful place, listening to the birds and insects was amazing. We saw...More

Thank VanessaDursley
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

The falls are quite beautiful and provides a nice hike to see the multilevels of them. However we went mid afternoon when it was inundated by tourists. Much better to visit the falls early in the morning. You can swim at certain levels but since...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

So sad the amount of trash that made the experience less than special. The walk in the woods alone is great and the waterfall is nice but the amount of trash just ruined the place. The waterfall itself was nice but not too impressive. Especially...More

Thank Wilson S
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Must be seen in the morning for the light. The waterfall are really very nice. this inspired all the asian artists...

Thank Gighazi
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

As they say, during the dry season the waterfall isn't worth visiting. However we went for the walk, and it was worth it. The waterfall is a small cascading stream. If you take the walk in an anti-clockwise direction you will follow the stream up....More

Thank ChristopherTan
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This water fall is just a quick ride from town. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. We enjoyed the falls. Unfortunately the amount of plastic littering the roads is a sad sight - the country is starting to strangle itself in plastic and soon...More

Thank John and Deb K
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Not far from the downtown area, these falls are easily accessible. You can taxi, scooter, or tuk-tuk out there for not much money. The falls are really nice and extremely peaceful. They are in great shape and almost appear to be man-made.

Thank JBoise67
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

could be a great park, we went by mtb from luang prabang, its a nice, short trip. the park and nature could be very charming, if they would actually clean up the obviously old plastic from the route! you get a speedy downhill when you...More

Thank torsatron
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Just a short distance from Luang Prabang (6km) is this set of waterfalls and walking trail. The waterfalls were pretty but not anything overly impressive but we really enjoyed the walk of about 2km along and around the waterfalls and the fact that there were...More

Thank Libby W
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Rode out on two single geared bicycles on a overcast/rainy day and headed up to Tad Thong. The route to get there was pretty straight forward, head out of town towards route 13 or ask how to get to the Luang Prabang Stadium or China...More

Thank Puneet M
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