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Tad Thong Waterfall

Address: Ban Houay Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: Directions; from the end of the night market road (Post Office end) turn left at the cross roads...
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Seattle, Washington
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37 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We hiked around the falls as well as walked to the village to bring the kids gifts. If you are going to take a day hike the kids in the Village are sure happy with anything you might bring them. I think in total we saw maybe 20 kids. They don't have much so if you go maybe bring something... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We booked into the Hillside Resort and they took us on a trek to the Tad Thong Waterfall. It was really beautiful trek all the way up the stone steps to the top of the falls. What makes it so nice is that there are hardly any people around and so peaceful. It's very close to the Hillside Resort and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We chose to rent bicycles and ride out, which is mostly uphill on the way there and consequently a very pleasant ride home. Entrance fee was 20,000 kip and was well worth it. The track itself is made of paving stones that follow 2 streams (one up one down) through several smaller waterfalls and a couple of larger ones. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great for a quiet hike in the forest. Paths are well maitained and is a very peaceful walk. We only saw one other person the whole way around. its a good bike ride away but quite easy. took us around 30-40 minutes to get there. Take plenty of water, though there is a restaurant there which is reasonably priced. the... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A short ride from the centre of Luang Prabang is this beautiful waterfall and trail. It is so tranquil with a pretty lake and a lovely walking trail to 2 waterfalls. There is also an inconspicuous path to a small village where the little children are so excited to see you, especially when you show them photos you have taken... More 

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The location is close to town and the area is not crowded. The entrance fee was reasonable. The restaurant looked a little over priced. The grounds are nicely kept. But, in June, there's not much water going over the fall. I'm sure the waterfall is nicer after the rains start. But, if you just want a quiet place to hike... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

One of us felt rough so we took a tuk tuk with waiting time for about 100,000 kip. We passed cyclissts and it looked a pretty troublesome trip! Once there I was very impressed by the facilities, includinng restaurant, good toilets, lake with rafts and tubes, little huts to relax in by the lake; this was all very nice after... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

In Luang Prabang, rented a scooter and headed towards "Kuang Si" falls, since it was labelled as a "tourist attraction". My eyes caught a roadside sign on the way saying "Tad Thong Waterfall" a few km's off the main road. It was exactly what I was looking for!! Super quiet trails through the jungle, well-laid stone paths and the kind... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Enjoyed climbing to the top of the waterfall a bit difficult but worth it. The decent is a bit hazardous particularly if it rains.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We rented motor bikes from Jewel travel....and went up to the cave of a thousand buddas and then to Tad Thong Falls....beautiful and fun to jump in from the rope swing...it was a little daunting to see a bring colored water snake in the water below....but it was all part of the adventure.

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