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Tad Thong Waterfall

Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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SCAM! There is no waterfall!!!!!

Just went there yesterday. No waterfall not even smallest stream. All is dry. Though they still... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
Lilia K
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia

I rented a mountain bike in LP and cycled here. Easy enough to find, out road 13 going south after... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“dirt road” (5 reviews)
“entrance fee” (7 reviews)
“natural pool” (2 reviews)
Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Just went there yesterday. No waterfall not even smallest stream. All is dry. Though they still sell you ticket for 10.000 (down at the lake). All i could find small bamboo pipe for locals to wash. Scam as everything in over touristic Luang.

Thank Lilia K
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I rented a mountain bike in LP and cycled here. Easy enough to find, out road 13 going south after ~5km then there's a sign to the right before the green fuel station saying its 2.8km on a dirt road. 45 min loop track was...More

Thank CiaraC92
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Very nice place. Bring your swimmsuite. Entrance Fee is 20.000 ,- Kip. Minivan from Luangprabang 5 people 40.000,- Kip/each person

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 6 April 2016

i enjoyed swimming in the falls. The food was excellent and the whole place was full of tourists for a good reason. The bears were interesting as we learned about them in all of Asia. Also the reason they are there before going back in...More

Thank franzkarlbecker
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The kids, loved the swimming, and the tour, we visited the bear sanctuary and donated som USD for the project, it's nice to see the project is going on and a lot of volunteers are there to help saving the nature.

Thank Anas C
Reviewed 24 March 2016

A beautiful natural waterfall just a short distance out of town. While not as spectacular as Kuang Si Falls, this falls gives you the opportunity for a short hike through the forest, and a cool dip in a pool all to yourself. A lovely place...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I visited there in Jan16. I think that that is my proud to have occasion been there. So beautiful and keep high nature.

Thank Pandajung
Reviewed 27 January 2016

These falls are just a 15 minute tuk tuk ride out of town. The rock and bottom are all limestone and startling white. This makes the waterfall and pools a stunning shade of light blue that I have not seen outside the Great Barrier Reef....More

1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Very bumpy ride from Luang Prabang to the milky blue waters of this waterfall in several steps. You can swim here if you dare. There is a restaurant at the top, where there is a car park, and rescued bears can be seen at the...More

Thank Jbpooket
Reviewed 25 November 2015

beautiful refreshing site, if you have trouble walking ask you guide to drive up and then walk down, or you can see the main waterfall from the highest site by car, otherwise it is a 15 minutes walk seeing different terraces of water

Thank Calypso555
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