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Tad Sae Waterfall

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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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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We arrived in late February to find Tad Sae a dry, dusty place, with a trickle of water fed by an unsightly blue pipe and a few sad elephants doing their rounds. Although the boat trip was lovely and it was only a short side trip (as part of our day at Elephant Village), it was a disappointing sight. I'm... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at the waterfall. We took a day trip with a tour company. Wish we were allotted more time. The only thing we didn't enjoy about the waterfall were the elephants working on site. It was clear to see that the elephants were underfed and being stabbed by the prods by their mahouts. The elephants were... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There was barely a trickle of water...just people sitting around, waiting for something to happen. Indolent setting but don't bother til the rains come!

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Fincastle, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This waterfall does not exist in the dry season so is not a premier destination. But there are elephants to ride, right on their neck, very exciting.

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Kenilworth, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 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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Beijing Region, China
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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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