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“Worth the visit, but go when it's not raining!”
Review of Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls
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Private Tour: Kuang Si Waterfall from Luang Prabang
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Worth the visit, but go when it's not raining!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

I went on an organised tour which I booked from a tourist agency on the high street for about 50,000 kip. This is the going rate unless you manage to get a group of people together and haggle a tuk tuk to take you there. It was in an air conditioned van and they leave you there to visit the site for about 2 hours. On arrival you will need to get a ticket from the booth on the left of the entrance and then you can go and visit the bear rescue centre which is located off to the right before reaching the waterfall. There are some nice little swimming lagoons before you reach the waterfall which you can swim in ( it was raining when I went so I never went in) and you carry on walking till you get to a wooden bridge in front of the waterfall. There are also some stairs at the end with a sign that says to the top of the waterfall. BEWARE...this is not to be taken lightly. It starts off as stairs and then ends up turning into a steep rock climb to get to the top. On a dry day this is probably much easier to do but it is still a fair climb to the top. There are some restaurants and shops at the entrance too.

Visited May 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Spend the money - go to the falls”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Really beautiful. The water color is a wonderful pastel blue. I did not bring swim trunks; I wish I had.

Visited September 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Cool & Relaxing”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Take time to visit Kuangsi Waterfall. If you like nature, you'll love it. We bought the tour from one of the tour agency located along the main road. Paid 50,000 kip for each person. The agency arranged an air cond 15 seater van and departed at 1.45pm. Reached Kuangsi at around 2.30pm and given 2 hours to enjoy the place. Paid 20,000 kip entrance fee. Remember to walk along the trail and you'll reach the big waterfall.

Visited September 2012
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Kunming, China
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“Quite breathtaking”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Me and my Girl drove to the falls on a rented motorbike, witch we rented for 90.000 kip. The road to the waterfall is quite good. Very few potholes on the way. The way is quite scenic, but nothing really special. It`s about 35 km (some dude said so), so it takes some time to get there, but its not too bad. Just remember to wear sunscreen. If i can give you one advise, it would be. Wear sunscreen. The sun can be quite evil on white skin. There is a parking area near the entrance which cost 3000 kip. There is a nice old dude watching the bikes. In this same area is a lot of souvenir shops and food and fruit juice stuff. The entrance to the park is 20.000 kip. The way to the falls is an easy forest path with a bear sanctuary. The bears chills in an zoo like area. They seem happy tho. Eating and climbing and looking very much like Pooh. After that is the bottom of the waterfall. The waterfall is in many sections and people swim there and stuff. There is also picnic areas there too. The final walk to the top should not be too hard for an average dude. The thing is tho that when we walked the last bit, it was wet, and then it was very slippery. The top is very nice and chill.
We both liked the waterfall, but it seems to be a place where families go, and a lot of tourists. It was quite crowded there, but there was many opportunities for good photos anyway. Its more of a place for fun time than nature lovers, tho the place is quite breathtaking.

Visited September 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Hidden delight”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Beautiful! We rented a moto and drove to the falls in the morning. It was a lovely drive out there...took about 45 minutes and that left us with time to see Tad Sae Falls in the afternoon. The falls are spectacular in the rainy season...lots of cascading levels. They start off as wide pools and short cascades, but as you climb higher the pools get smaller and the cascading falls reach to the top of the mountain. It's a wonderful walk and the higher you go, the more the falls are revealed...don't stop 'til you've seen it all.

Visited September 2012
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