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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos

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Amazing and unspoiled!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Porto, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you go in March, you will be utterly disappointed. There is zero comparison to Kuang Si at this time of year. Zero. We went on March 12th, and there was virtually no water flowing. They had installed piping to direct the little amount that was flowing to one side on the bottom where there's a little stream of water... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Tad Sae Waterfall is amazing, not quite as beautiful as its nearby neighbour, Kuang Si but beatufiul nonetheless. They shouldn't be compared and I've provided a separate review to Kuang Si from a visit in November 2013. Tad Sae offers an elephant experience which may or may not square up with your views on animal rights. They are healthy, uninjured... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The waterfall is dry in winter, so do not book a tour to go there because you won't see any water. Nevertheless you can ride elephants at the waterfall which is quite funny.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were blown away by the beauty of luang prabang and decided to see the waterfalls as they were the number 1 rated attraction on TripAdvisor. Naturally we assumed they'd probably be a little overrated and full of tourists. We are happy to admit we were wrong. It is absolutely stunning! The pools are an amazing indescribable colour, sky blue... More 

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Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It is stunning and you must make the effort to swim in one of the pools. We went to the 3rd pool. It is a really invigorating experience

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We hired bikes to see the waterfall. We had to pay to park the scooters, then pay a boat to take us over the river, each time we asked if the waterfall was running we were told "good waterfall" , then we had to pay again to get in. When we finally got to the waterfall there was only a... More 

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Kerrobert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was the most beautiful falls and swimming ponds I have ever seen. The fall formations look so perfect they look fake. I understand that in the dry season there may not be alot of water so make sure you check before you go. The river boat ride to the falls was alot of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

For me it wasn't about elephants - cos apparently they're one of the attractions. I can't say anything about that as I've completely ignored it. For me it was all about the waterfall. It was beautiful. Great spot to just chill out with friends, enjoy cold water on a really hot day and relax.

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