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Tad Thong Waterfall

Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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It was definitely dry season

I walked here at the end of March from my hotel near Joma Cafe. It took me about an hour each way... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2014
NurseBackpacker
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Toronto, Canada
The most amazinng waterfall in Laos

We spend only 2 hours there because short of time. Pitty. I really advice you to stay at least 4... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2014
Aleksejs N
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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 9 May 2014

I walked here at the end of March from my hotel near Joma Cafe. It took me about an hour each way and was actually a nice walk. It costs 20,000Kip to enter. This time of year is dry season and the falls were dryer...More

5  Thank NurseBackpacker
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We spend only 2 hours there because short of time. Pitty. I really advice you to stay at least 4 hours. Take some snacks on the entrance and grab some drinks. There is plenty of space to sit and enjoy the waterfalls and surrounding. Definetly...More

1  Thank Aleksejs N
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

The waterfalls are wonderful, and do take suits and towels to swim in the water at the base of the waterfalls. Also, take a picnic to share! Don't advise eating at the only restaurant by the falls, as pretty as the setting, the food was...More

1  Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

We decided to walk from the centre of Luang Prabang and really felt the heat and the gradient. Seemed more like 10K than 4K. Would not recommend walking and when you get there the road is so gravelly and bumpy that a tuk tuk would...More

9  Thank garlic1927
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RobReznik, Guest Relations Manager at Tad Thong Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Hi and many thanks for your Review - I was lucky enough to be helping at the Tad Thong up to Spring of 2013 and, whilst I am now in the UK, still have a passionate interest in it. Your poor review marking it as...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We rented a mountain bike in Luang Prabang and it took us approx.20 minutes to ride to Tad Thong. The bike gave us not only a flexibility but we also felt that the fee of 150 000kip that the tuk tuk drivers wanted for the...More

Thank Boleslav
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We decided to walk from Luang Prabang to the nature trail as opposed to hiring a tuk tuk, and would recommend it! It's a fair distance (about 9/10 km) to the start of the trail, but it gets you away from all the touristy spots....More

Thank Traveller10205
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

While every tourist knows Kuang Si Waterfalls, this place is known to "the happy few" (mostly to local people) only. This is its great advantage:it's still a very quiet and peaceful place. To go there, you have to hire a tuktuk in Luang Prabang. The...More

Thank Christian H
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

The waterfalls themselves are not nearly as impressive as the other falls in LP, however, the walking trail is completely worth the trip. When we went we had the trail all to ourselves and didn't see a single other person on it. Negotiate a tuk-tuk...More

3  Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Walked to the waterfall - amazing You must have a swim in one of the pools whilst you are there People were jumping in from trees which looked very dangerous

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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stopped here for a swim and to take in the succession of beautiful falls and parklike atmosphere. It is graceful and peaceful...and many locals which added to the color and sense of intimacy.

Thank Michael R
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