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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the second time I have visited Tad sae to elephant ride and swim with an elephant and I have to say it was so much fun yet again. It is not a cheap day out but in my opinion worth very cent. We hired a tuk tuk from outside our hotel who took us to the boat for... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Beautiful set of falls, fast moving in the rainy season. Worth the time and hike to visit. Pack in some water with you.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We came here as part of Elephant Village tour (rather than coming on our own accord)... Was pretty and nice, but quite busy - in low season too - worth an hour or two, I'm glad we fitted it in as part of another tour anyway. I much preferred Kuang Si Falls as it was impressive and the area more... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited Tad Sae today and they were beautiful! My hotel manager told me it's only really nice in the rainy season because there isn't much water in dry season. Lucky for me it's rainy season and there was plenty of water! I really enjoyed these falls - as much or more than Kuang si. These falls are not as high... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Truly beautiful location with its clear blue ponds filled with lots of small waterfalls. There are kiosks to buy lunch or snacks and also a ropes course (cost). You can also pay and ride on the back of Elephants

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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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