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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were there in late Sep 2012 about 3 weeks after the Mekong had flooded the low line town North of Luang Prabang. So there were lots of water :-) Tad Sae Waterfall is fed by 3 streams further up the mountains the water is fresh clean and tasted of mineral water unfiltered. Great pool to swim in, enjoying a... More

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Luang Prabang Province, Laos
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We negotiated a tuk tuk round trip from town for approx A$15 and although we knew it wouldn't compare to Kuang Si, we were disappointed to arrive to a mere trickle! No-one mentioned that! The trip was worth it though for the boat ride up the Nam Kham from the Tuk Tuk drop off point. The scenery was breathtaking. We... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We're from Hawaii so we're kind of waterfall connoisseurs and Tad Sae is a really nice and unique looking waterfall worth visiting. However the really great thing to do here is to swim with a young elephant. They swim and dive really well so try and hold on!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is the beginning of rainy season so there was barely any water. I can see that during peak time it will be beautiful but unfortunately we picked the wrong time of the year.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We´ve been here as part of a tour organized by Tiger Trail. Falls are beautiful, of greenish turquoise (perhaps less incredible than Kuang Si). We went bathing with elephants in the falls, which was a great experience. I recommend it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A 45 minute tuk tuk out to the waterfalls but worth it. It is hot this time of the year in Laos and so knowing there was cool water to swim in (as you can't or wouldn't want to in the Mekong!) was enough for me. It was a bonus that this is a beautiful spot. The pools are a... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were there last week and were told that the elephants here were treated well. Although we did just the 'washing', expecting to do something good to them. So sitting on the back of the elephant, the elephant seemed not want to go into the river, so the mahout (also with me on the back of the elephant) just hit... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had a great time here. The water was a beautiful and very refreshing. I went during wet season last year and I've heard this is the best time and there can be very little water in the dry season. I would certainly recommend this place!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The walk to the top is quite gruelling up the right side of the falls. The left side coming down was easier. Great swim in the lower pools.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Do not go there unless its wet season. The trip there is really nice but you will pay for nothing. Just a mass of mosquitos and sight on a really tiny stream of water...

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