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Updated by Joanna James on May 02, 2024
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Stunning waterfalls to visit in Luang Prabang - Natural water bodies

Luang Prabang is known for having a wide range of both natural and other attractions. Here is a list of the most stunning waterfalls in the area.


The Kuang Si Waterfalls

Located about 20 to 25 kilometres away from Luang Prabang the best time to visit these waterfalls are from 8:00 a.m. in the morning and until 5:30 p.m. It takes about one hour or less to reach this place if you head out from your hotel in Luang Prabang the likes of Avani+ Luang Prabang before traffic time. The waterfall is easy to find and you will not have a lot in trouble accessing it, you will also be pleased to know that there are plenty of transportation options available for you to get to the place. Some people even opt to take a bike and cycle themselves to the location.


The Nahm Dong Park

If you go over a slightly bumpy dirt road and put up with this journey you will be rewarded with a wonderful day in nature and stunning views of a waterfall that will leave you speechless. This park spreads out for over 20 acres and is home to a lot of wildlife, beautiful gardens, waterfalls, more water bodies and an array of plants. The place is open from 9:00 a.m. and shuts at 5:00 p.m. If you are visiting the place you would probably spend about 3 to 4 hours exploring it.


Tad Sae Waterfall

This waterfall is located about 20 kilometres southeast of the city centre and is close to another village that you could explore after you spend your day in the water. Most people tend to leave this waterfall out of their travel itinerary since not everyone recommends the place, but you must realise that this would also mean that there will be less crowd at the place and you will have a great opportunity to get amazing photos in a deserted waterfall. You could get to the place by hiring a tuk-tuk or even negotiate a fixed price with hired van are some other mode of transport. Biking your way to the place would seem like fun but if you are new to Luang Prabang, you might not be used to the dirt roads and the bumps, so it is better to give the driving job to somebody else. After a boat ride and a hike, you will get to the top of the waterfalls and will be able to look at one of the most stunning views ever.


Tad Thong Waterfall

Once you get to the end of the night market road in Luang Prabang, you have to turn left and head out of town for about 5 kilometres until you see the sign that tells you that you are near the waterfall. After you see the sign you will have to travel about 2 more kilometres to get to the waterfalls which can also be done on foot if you are ready to go through a dense jungle. This part that takes you through the forest used to be closed to public for quite many years but is now again open. It is best to visit this specific waterfall during the monsoon as the summer season will have no waterfall but just a tiny trickle.