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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos

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The beauty of Tad Sae

I have just visited Tad Sae Waterfall. I was impressed by its beauty. My friend told me that the best time to visit it is during rain season, or between August and December, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Beijing Region, China
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Kenilworth, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We were there March 30 and there was plenty of water. It wasn't a roaring waterfall, it was a peaceful one. The water cascades down sharply at the top, but then transitions into a series of small waterfalls and pools. Bring your suit.

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It's embarassing to put a bad review on this waterfall, because I'm sure it can be great when there is water.. Finally, I put this bad review for people who wanted to go in march/april, when there is no water : trust me, don't go. We've saw people saying on TA don't go these monthes, but we dind't want to... More 

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Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The boat ride to the falls was a real adventure, but there was no water in the falls! This turned us off to the other attractions (elephant rides, zipline).

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Gosport
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The only reason I have marked this down is because there was no water. It had been very dry and thus the falls were dried up.

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Porto, Portugal
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were there in late September 2013 and it was simply amazing. It's a short tuk tuk ride till the boat that will take you there. A couple minutes before arriving you'll see water flowing down to the river in between the lush jungle vegetation. The place is relatively untouched, only a few tourists, a small stand in order to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have just visited Tad Sae Waterfall. I was impressed by its beauty. My friend told me that the best time to visit it is during rain season, or between August and December, as the water is full and overflowing everywhere. During dry season, it's not as interesting as in rainy season. There are elephants available for ride as well... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you go in March, you will be utterly disappointed. There is zero comparison to Kuang Si at this time of year. Zero. We went on March 12th, and there was virtually no water flowing. They had installed piping to direct the little amount that was flowing to one side on the bottom where there's a little stream of water... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Tad Sae Waterfall is amazing, not quite as beautiful as its nearby neighbour, Kuang Si but beatufiul nonetheless. They shouldn't be compared and I've provided a separate review to Kuang Si from a visit in November 2013. Tad Sae offers an elephant experience which may or may not square up with your views on animal rights. They are healthy, uninjured... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The waterfall is dry in winter, so do not book a tour to go there because you won't see any water. Nevertheless you can ride elephants at the waterfall which is quite funny.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were blown away by the beauty of luang prabang and decided to see the waterfalls as they were the number 1 rated attraction on TripAdvisor. Naturally we assumed they'd probably be a little overrated and full of tourists. We are happy to admit we were wrong. It is absolutely stunning! The pools are an amazing indescribable colour, sky blue... More 

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