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“I think the village near as as good.”

Tad Thong Waterfall
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Owner description: Directions; from the end of the night market road (Post Office end) turn left at the cross roads. Straight on until you reach 'T' junction then turn right. Go straight on out of town for about 4Km's and turn right where sign posted 'Tad Thong Waterfall' for a further 2.8Km's.The 500 hectare Tad Thong Nature Conservation area is easily accessible by Tuk Tuk, Car, Scooter, bicycle (geared preferably) or, for the more enthusiastic, on foot.Tad Thong is just 6km’s from Luang Prabang and offers a unique, paved, approx. 45 minute walk through dense jungle. For years the path has been hidden away from the public but is now open again for you to experience the beauty of the natural jungle and huge trees that once covered much of the land in this part of Asia.There is a Khmu village just off the trail which can be visited and when you have finished the walk you may wish to take a swim in the lake or eat and drink at the Restaurant. The waterfalls are spring fed, as are many of the falls in the area, and will reduce in size to just a trickle by the end of the dry season - but the Tad Thong area is more impressive as a Nature Jungle walk so the waterfalls should be looked at as a bonus and not the main reason for visiting.
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We hiked around the falls as well as walked to the village to bring the kids gifts. If you are going to take a day hike the kids in the Village are sure happy with anything you might bring them. I think in total we saw maybe 20 kids. They don't have much so if you go maybe bring something for them. The hike is very nice and not hard at all.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We booked into the Hillside Resort and they took us on a trek to the Tad Thong Waterfall. It was really beautiful trek all the way up the stone steps to the top of the falls. What makes it so nice is that there are hardly any people around and so peaceful. It's very close to the Hillside Resort and convenient to town as well.

2  Thank Yankeefan56
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We chose to rent bicycles and ride out, which is mostly uphill on the way there and consequently a very pleasant ride home. Entrance fee was 20,000 kip and was well worth it. The track itself is made of paving stones that follow 2 streams (one up one down) through several smaller waterfalls and a couple of larger ones. The lush jungle surrounds the path and (due to it being rainy season) the waterfalls were gorgeous, and plainly more powerful then during the dry season (several picnic benches were surrounded by water). One of the lager falls cascades over lime covered stones which has formed stalactites on several similar structures. Was an awesome feeling to climb a small way up and stand under the torrent. We debated weather to follow an offshooting route to a Khmu tribal village (apparently 15 mins away) but decided against, as we felt very much that we'd be invading their space. Wanting to avoid riding back to LPB in the early afternoon heat we ate at the restaurant, which was very reasonably priced. We then stayed for several more hours, relaxing in one of the huts by the entrance lake and enjoying a swim. We had a memorable day out that I'd highly recommend to anyone. As noted elsewhere, this would be better classified as a "nature walk" then specifically "waterfalls", although they were a central feature.

1  Thank emcorsomething
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great for a quiet hike in the forest. Paths are well maitained and is a very peaceful walk. We only saw one other person the whole way around. its a good bike ride away but quite easy. took us around 30-40 minutes to get there. Take plenty of water, though there is a restaurant there which is reasonably priced. the falls are not as spectacualr as Kwang Si but the forest hike is better.

3  Thank Tom A
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

A short ride from the centre of Luang Prabang is this beautiful waterfall and trail. It is so tranquil with a pretty lake and a lovely walking trail to 2 waterfalls. There is also an inconspicuous path to a small village where the little children are so excited to see you, especially when you show them photos you have taken of them. They think that is hilarious! No need to take any food with you as they have a restaurant where you can sit down and eat as well as cool drinks and beer to buy. Our best day out so far on our travels as it was an authentic experience. High recommend

1  Thank Sergey P
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