Kuang Si Falls
Kuang Si Falls
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • Aislinn B
    190 contributions
    Beautiful place to lose yourself
    We hired a tuk tuk and spent about 3-4hours at the falls. The cheapest price would could find for the trip was 350K Lak excluding entrance fee. It was such a lovely walk and the falls themselves where beautiful. We even went for a dip although the water felt freezing on initially getting in. Definitely a must do when visiting the area. I recommend taking a picnic and just enjoying the beauty and tranquility.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2022
  • In_vino_veritas25
    Bangkok, Thailand35 contributions
    A South-East Asian Plitvice lakes - essential
    If you’ve been to Plitvice lakes in Croatia, this is very similar, just far less tourists and easier to get to, plus you can swim a little in it. The lakes are beautiful and what you see in the tourist photos is what you get - it really does look that good. The bear sanctuary is fantastic and you should not miss this while on your walk to the falls. To get there there are a ton of tours, which frankly are quite expensive per person especially travelling as a family, or you can do what we did and walk 30 seconds to find a driver and vehicle on the street (of which there are many). In terms of vehicles you can go for safety and pay more for a van with doors, or you can accept a certain amount of risk and go for an open back (but roofed) van, which is (or should be after negotiating) cheaper. With the latter it’s more fun with the wind in your hair, you see more and you get the lovely green smells of rural Laos on the journey, but obviously in the unlikely but statistically possible event of a crash, there’s almost certainly going to be casualties among the people in the back. Take your pick.
    Written October 14, 2022
  • Bec
    Birmingham, United Kingdom533 contributions
    Best thing to do in Luang Prabang!
    I was so surprised by how amazing these falls are! The main waterfall is way bigger than you think, and it’s so beautiful. The colours of the water really are a spectacular blue/green. We got there through our hostel who organised return transport for 70,000kip each. The entry is now 25,000kip so make sure you have enough cash. There are food vendors outside the main entrance, or you can bring your own food and drink. The place is really developed now, the main centre is where all the parking is and included in your entrance ticket is an electric buggy ride to the gated entrance to walk to the falls from. Don’t miss the bear sanctuary on your way to the falls, they do an amazing job rescuing the bears and making a lovely sanctuary for them. If you have the energy take a walk up to the top of the falls. I would recommend walking up and down the left hand side, I was told this by someone the day before as the right side is very slippy. Wear sensible shoes if you’re going to do this.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 6, 2022
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aldo_papa
Milan, Italy63 contributions
Nov 2022
It's truly beautiful, especially if you can enjoy it when it's not too crowded. Try to get there early in the morning. Easy walk uphill, just a bit slippery. Give a look to the Bears rescue center; there is also an elephant farm five minutes away
Written December 15, 2022
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Hambeary
Singapore, Singapore85 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Second visit.. rather upset at how commercial, overbuilt and crowded it has become. Still gorgeous and worth the visit, just make sure you arrive the minute it opens in the early morning at 8am if you want to avoid the loud obnoxious crowds. That way you get to enjoy the listening to the trickling of the water, enjoying the turquoise pools & the serenity it brings.
Written January 29, 2023
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Vikki G
Peterborough, Canada167 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was worth the drive !
Scooter parking is 2,000 kip and the park fee is 20,000 kip / person

You park in a small market area, once you pass through the gate you walk up hill and to the moon bear rescue area. You can watch the bears play and there is more information and donation area below.

You can take any path down to the river and follow up the main water fall. There are a few different spots you can get in and swim. As you continue up to the main water fall you can hike up to the top. Once up to top you can look around, swim or swing.

We also continued on to the cave and spring ... this is a hike. We walked for a while, found a fence and gate (crossed it) followed the path to the restaurant sign that said it was another 1.5 km away.

We took the “way” down in the other side of the falls it was tricky. It says “slippery when wet” it should say “always slippery”. The stones are worn down and slick. Sometimes there are railings or trees to grab sometimes you are on your own and it’s difficult.

It is a beautiful waterfall and nice hike.
Written February 29, 2020
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Gabriel V
166 contributions
Feb 2020
The falls themselves were beautiful and amazing, totally worth the trip. But I need to emphasize that the route on a motorbike, though quite scenic, is NOT for novices. I'm pretty experienced for an irregular rider and the trip definitely taxed my skills. I don't know if it's a seasonal thing but there were no less than 7 muddy construction zones on our way there too, ranging from just a little gravel to pitching yourself down an embankment to gain enough speed for climbing the other side. Even with minimal (though erratically-behaved) traffic it was a bit harrowing.

If you're a regular rider &/or rent an actual dirt bike then I'm sure you'd be fine. But if you're just looking for relaxed and scenic transport to the falls I would strongly recommend a car hire or communal tuk tuk instead. As to people who say to do this by bicycle, they're advanced riders for sure. The trip took an entire hour by motorbike, and we saw exactly two bicyclists the whole time. One was decked out in all the pro-style gear, and the other guy in flip flops looked truly beleaguered.

Also, if you're going from east of the Nam Khan I would definitely avoid the Old French Bridge. It's a bit like a skills test or something, having only a two foot-wide flat surface to navigate with for each direction of traffic. Unless you're already perfectly in tune with your particular motorbike I'd say better to deal with the traffic by going the long way round on the highway 13 bridge.
Written February 15, 2020
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.Jay Cao
Jakarta, Indonesia218 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Poor visitors management in this beautiful waterfall. The 30 minute drive is bumpy all the way from luang prabang city center due to poor road condition. This place is over crowded with tourists and the public toilet is so dirty and smelly. If not managed carefully this could ruin the beauty of Kuan Xi waterfall.
Written January 26, 2023
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grenzenlosesFernweh
Frankfurt, Germany59 contributions
Mar 2020
Absolutely worth going. Don't miss to climb to the top (bit steep and slippery, partially). Swimming also recommended, clear and fresh water. Small fishes inside which will like you - feels like in a "fish spa". We were lucky to be there at a time with few visitors, might be crammed in high season. Of course, vey touristic around the entrance and parking lot.

Easy to rent a taxi or tuktuk for the 45-60 min ride from the city, we enjoyed a private transfer from the hotel.

Don't miss the bear rescue center on the way from the parking lot to the waterfalls.
Written April 8, 2020
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,324 contributions
Dec 2022
Absolutely stunning natural setting, well organised and reasonably priced. Getting to Kuang Si from Luan Prabang takes longer than you'll expect given the relatively short distance, but that's roads in Laos for you! It's well worth the trip though, provided you've got the legs to walk you around the site, and don't mind rubbing shoulders with other eager visitors. (You should avoid weekends and holidays, as we did, if you want to avoid the worst of the crowds.) The bear sanctuary that forms part of the site is a bit of a letdown if the bears are nowhere to be seen, but as it's included in the entry price, you can't really complain. Note that as a captive audience, you have to pay higher than normal Laos prices for drinks etc. inside the grounds of the falls.
Written January 12, 2023
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Pennyworth
Truro, UK52 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visited the falls from Luang Prabang. Leaving our hotel in a mini van at 8.30 we didn’t stop to “see the village” so arrived at 9.30 and were virtually the only ones in the car park. A really pretty place. We walked to the top of the falls, took the little bamboo raft (1$) for a quiet 10 mins, stick your feet in the pool while you wait and let the little fish nibble your toes! We then followed the flat path through the teak Forrest/jungle to the Spring Water where the river is supposed to start. It is Marked as a 2-3km Walk but only took took around 40 mins at a slow pace. Once there it is a magical spot full of crystal clear pools For swimming, greenery and butterflies. We didn’t go up to the Buddha cave. We were early so no visitors yet, though people were arriving as we left, there were not many and all Europeans. Friendly restaurant owner served us perfectly bbq /cooked fish on banana leaves which we ate in one of the thatched huts, best we have had in Laos! Allow plenty of time to visit not to be rushed. We returned on the left side of the waterfall which was steep and slippery. Fine really, but some with flip flops were struggling. We swam at the bottom waterfall to finish which by then was busy but still great. Call in for an ice cream at the Buffalo farm on the return to Luang Probang and day sorted 👌
Written February 25, 2020
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LinnyWang36
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand5 contributions
Apr 2022
Amazing water falls with clear and green color. Driving 45 minutes from Luang Prabang city, then take electric golf car to water fall. There are some restaurant near by. Great to visit
Written April 26, 2022
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,545 contributions
Jan 2020
Kuang Si Waterfall" is approximately 30 Km from Luang Prabang city and is a 3 tier waterfall that begins in shallow pools atop the hill-side.Had visited the falls in a group tour of 16 tourists at a cost of 40,000 Kips just for transportation.Entrance to the National park is 20,000 Kips and on entering the park the visitor get's to visit the "Rescue bear centre". Had a dip in the natural swimming pool of the waterfalls and it was a out of the World experience and akin to a artificial swimming pool this enclosed tier of the waterfall had a stepped down deep side near the mouth of the gushing waterfall.
Written January 29, 2020
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