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Tad Sae Waterfall

Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ranked #12 of 44 Attractions in Luang Prabang
Type: Waterfalls
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Groningen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Although everybody recommends Kuang si waterfall. The Tad Sae is a world apart. I am still amazed by the amount of water this very wide waterfall expels, its pure beauty!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A very sorry site to see after having been to the Kuang Si Falls, which are stunning..... Unless you want to swim in a puddle of water with an elephant. Really? I never travel in a group. Its very easy to get around by your own in Luang Prabang. Any hotel will help you with transportation arrangements to the falls,... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A unique arrangement of waterfalls, short and loud. More intrigued by the fallen ancient tree at the entrance

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lisboa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is the less touristic waterfall in luang prabang because it is smaller than the kuang si, but this is much prettier and you can swim and play on it. I would spend more time here than in the other..

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As a waterfall, Tad Sae is no where as beautiful as Kuang Si; however, the boat ride to this place along with the elephants that are bred here more than makes up for it. Tuk tuk here costs around 200k (to and fro). Also take note that the hike all the way up can be pretty dangerous, so prepare your... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Azure water cascading down unique natural rock formations is what you can expect to see along with bathing elephants and groups of locals. You do need to take a small boat to the falls.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

i am not a person who likes organised tours, but this waterfall was really worth visiting. a beautiful scenery, a nice hike to the top, and you even can do some swimming!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wish we had spent more time here, absolutely beautiful and really good for swimming. Would love to go back

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Didn't look at all like the many pictures as there was little water. Change area was two cubicle wooden shack was quite dirty. Elephant was going through the water pool area directly below swimming area and seemed out of control. Our guide advised the problem was that a tourist had a remote control helicopter camera buzzing above head so the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited this 4 years ago and my sister actually got married in the falls. We went back this week and so disappointed on how it has changed. Previously it was stunning with only one small restaurant, however it is so commercialised now. Restaurants everywhere, ziplines, elephants which are badly treated. So upsetting to see how such a beautiful place... More

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