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Tad Sae Waterfall

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos

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Wouldn't want to discourage others per se. But need to be helpful. Just not sure at all why this has been made an attraction. If you want to ride abused elephants then come... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Wouldn't want to discourage others per se. But need to be helpful. Just not sure at all why this has been made an attraction. If you want to ride abused elephants then come here.

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london, uk
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We enjoyed a little swim, and walking a long way along the waterfalls. Must be terrific in the wet season, now it was only a trickle, but still looked good. Dodgy elephant operator offering tiny tours, with photo opportunity by the bridge, where they feed the elephants from the back, to make them 'smile' by sticking up their trunks.

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New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the most gorgeous waterfalls in the world! And you can swim in many of the beautiful pools. A must-see in Luang Prabang

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Ahmedabad, India
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited Tad Sae waterfalls on Feb 12th, the Water levels were pretty low and there was absolutely nothing to see. Before you go Check with any of the tour operators if there is enough water then only its worth a visit. The condition of the Bamboo hand rails and the trekking path is pretty bad. Be careful while holding... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

In my view better than Kuang Si. I'd recommend coming here via scooter so you're not beholden to tour operator schedules. Parking at falls carpark before the boat is 5,000kip. Easy to find - just follow road 13 and it's on your left. Once there you have to get a boat across this river to the falls. There is an... More 

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We took a one day trekking tour with Green Discovery through some villages up to the waterfall. The tour itself was quite poor as the guide (Khamlar) was in too much of a hurry and gave us no opportunity for photos or toilet breaks, unless you wanted to risk being left behind!! The falls themselves were quite stunning and well... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Both this and the Kuang si falls are five star in my opinion and I would say if you have time do both but you need two days to do that. If you have to choose I would pick this one. They are both gorgeous places but this one has a fraction of the crowd and if you hike up... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I would not think that the waterfall was particularly interesting without the elephant experience. It is nice but it is not particularly large. I suppose if it was very hot weather it might be refreshing but I think the other waterfall near LP, Tad Kuang Si, is more beautiful and larger. We came to Tad Sae with Tiger Trails Adventure... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What can I say. I love waterfalls and Laos has tens and I find them all. Eautiful and worth spending time around

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We saw this on our visit to the elephant sanctuary. It is pretty but I'm not sure I'd otherwise recommend a trip there.

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