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Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, Kuang Si Waterfall feature a series of travertine cascades and turquoise pools. The three-tiered waterfall--the largest in the area--spills from the shallow pools on the top of a sheer hillside and then drops 60 m (200 ft) into a cluster of natural pools. Put on some sturdy shoes and climb the slippery trails on the side of the cascades to get to the top. Amenities include well-kept pathways and bridges, picnic tables, and wooden huts near the entrance where you can change into a swimsuit. The scenic journey to the waterfall, leading across paddy fields and past farming villages, is an attraction in its own right. Take a look at our Luang Prabang online route planner to schedule your visit to Kuang Si Waterfall and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours to Kuang Si Waterfall
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Full Day Tour To Pak Ou Caves, Traditional Village & Kuang Si Waterfall
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Full Day bamboo experience with cooking class & Kuang si waterfalls
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour Full-day Morning Market, Villages and Scenic Kuang Si Waterfall
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfall Tour from Luang Prabang
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Luang Prabang's Beauty & Heritage in 1 Day - All-Inclusive Tour
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Kuang Si Waterfall reviews
Picturesque waterfall, bit of a climb to the very top and worth it only to say you did it. Lower falls look good, pools OK for swimming in although not crystal clear waters due to the number of...
Picturesque waterfall, bit of a climb to the very top and worth it only to say you did it. Lower falls look good, pools OK for swimming in although not crystal clear waters due to the number of... more »
A long but roadworthy trip to what was largely overrated water falls. Dirty water , kids nappies underfoot & certainly not clean. Perhaps I’ve been spoilt by the beautiful falls in Thailand. I’m...
A long but roadworthy trip to what was largely overrated water falls. Dirty water , kids nappies underfoot & certainly not clean. Perhaps I’ve been spoilt by the beautiful falls in Thailand. I’m... more »
I liked this place a lot, a good half day trip also for small children. The walk is short (without the upper trail which is optional) and I believe it can be easily done even with a baby stroller. Also, the location is mostly shaded and the water are cold. Tips: bring a spray against mosquitos (especially for the upper trail), wear your bathing suit (you can change there but the water part starts early), buy some food to go at the entrance since inside there is only a restaurant and no snacks. Details: We came on Friday and there were hardly any people there. The ticket costs 25k for a person (also children). A free electric car takes you to the entrance into the nature area through the village with multiple food selling stalls all over the place. In the nature reserve you first pass through the bear sanctuary which is nice but you hardly can see the bears. A few meters after passing the sanctuary you already get to the first waterfall in which you can swim. After going through a few waterfalls you have a nice restaurant in which you can get lunch and from there you continue to the final, largest waterfall. From this point you can come back by a short asphalt road to the nature reserve entrance or you can go to the upper area of the waterfall which requires some going up all the high of the waterfall in the jungle and back on slippery stairs, this is a round trip that returns you to the other side of the big waterfall. The upper (optional) area has a nice area of water and a view point to the source of the waterfall and an option to take a "boat" ride to the source of the stream for a small additional change. From the entrance to the nature reserve the same electric cars would take you back to the ticket office area.
Very nice waterfalls where you can also swim in some of the pools. There's also a nice little hiking trail to the top of the waterfall. The entrance fee (25000kip) includes a ride to and from the park entrance by electric car plus there is also a bear sanctuary that can be visited where we saw at least 4 bears hanging out. The place does get very busy but somehow we were still able to avoid the crowds and find some quiet or almost private places to chill.
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