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Tad Sae Waterfall

Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ranked #11 of 44 Attractions in Luang Prabang
Type: Waterfalls
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Singapore, Singapore
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235 reviews 235 reviews
170 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

These falls are really a site to see. The water is unlike I've ever seen and there are swimming holes throughout as well as a swinging rope. You can do zip lining as well as feeding, bathing and riding elephants at the bottom. I did neither of these but watching the elephants bathe was entertainment enough. Definitely something to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Elephants! The mahout will let you ride atop the elephant's back if you ask. It's a really special experience. Even during the rainy season, the waters remain a turqoise blue. Bring your swimsuit for a nice swim/wade in the waters. Have a change of clothes with you since it's the norm for the locals to swim in the water with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Totally worth a visit, go there for a ride and a swim with elephants and then have a swim in the upper pool, full of small waterfalls. Also, the boat ride to reach Tad Sae is quite an experience, too.

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is fantastic. Trips can be easily arranged in town or as with most sites around LP you can head over on a moto or tuk tuk by yourself. The falls are pretty treacherous in the wet season I think although you can still splash and swim in the pool at the bottom. There was a rope swing when... More

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