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Tad Thong Waterfall

Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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This waterfall is not as impressive but there is some good hiking. Take bug spray as Laos forests... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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lovely waterfalls, got a bus from luang probang. saw the little village nearby make sure you wear... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Barnt Green, United Kingdom
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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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“dirt road” (5 reviews)
“entrance fee” (7 reviews)
“natural pool” (2 reviews)
Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This waterfall is not as impressive but there is some good hiking. Take bug spray as Laos forests are wild.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 May 2017

lovely waterfalls, got a bus from luang probang. saw the little village nearby make sure you wear correct footwear!

Thank JOwens6060
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Located some 6km from Luang Prabang town, the Tad Thong Waterfall is a great place to hike. After going through the little jungle, you will uncover a natural refreshing pool.

9  Thank Wonder A
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I last went there some years ago and it was very pleasant and well kept. Now it is run down and needs a good clean up and its buildings repaired. We were about the only visitors and the guy running it either could not, or...More

Thank afsl0nd0n
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful waterfall and pools make a really refreshing place for a dip, especially if you are there in the oppressive heat of summer! Lovely area to look at too, really serene. Not far from the town, it makes a perfect half day trip.

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 27 October 2016

lovely setting only ruined by endless visitors splashing around in the water. I'd go early to avoid the rush or just being your swimsuit and join them!

1  Thank PM999
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I cycled here completely by accident. I picked a main road south to ride for a while and then saw a sign on the right advertising the falls. Up a dirt road for 2.8km and it will cut to the right with a large sign....More

1  Thank Myjah C
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Rent a scooter. Easy directions (at the round-about, turn right, then QUICK left up the hill). Need to take a river boat (small charge) to other side of river.

Thank GTO-Gerry
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Waterfalls just outside Luang Prabang. Don't mix up with Tat Sae waterfalls! Nice and quiet. Little opportunity to swim, in fact hardly at all. There should be a 45 minute trail to walk to the two separate falls, but the path is slippery, blocked by...More

1  Thank Hans B
Reviewed 11 May 2016

A really beautiful place for a swim. A must see in the area a shortish ride away from Luang Prabang.

Thank Bluenose-on-tour
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