Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang
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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
Ticket Price: 3 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang
Kuang Si Falls or the Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls is a three-tier waterfall and a favourite day excursion of the people travelling to Luang Prabang. The water plunges down 60 meters through limestone-rich rocks and gets collected in aquamarine blue pools where visitors can enjoy a dip. The whole area is very cool as it is shaded by the thick vegetation around. As you enter, you will find marked walkways and bridges that will guide you. Through the right-side of the falls, you can lead up to a hike that will take you to the top of the mountain where you can have a breath-taking view of the surrounding valleys. You can also visit a bear sanctuary near the waterfalls which does not have any entrance fee. These bears are rescued from the poachers and kept in a protective enclosure.
Kuang Si Falls Information
- Carry extra set of clothing.
- Wear comfortable clothes as the trail can get slippery.
- One pool is closed for swimming as it is a sacred site.
How To reach Kuang Si Falls by Public Transport
- By Tuk Tuk(Similar to auto-rickshaws).
- By Car
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Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang Reviews
Great place where you can spend all day. Unfortunately it's far out of town and hard to get to in some ways. The cheapest way is shared van, but once they get you out there they leave only and hour or two later. The bear sanctuary is also awesome, please donate! It's awesome what they are doing.
Stunning! Great photo opportunities and lovely stroll up to the main waterfall. Recommend seeing the bear sanctuary first and then going to the waterfalls. Change rooms are available to swim (but some male tourists use the change rooms as toilets, so WEAR SHOES). Water is freezing but delightful and you will have fish nibble at your feet if you stand still (which ended my swim abruptly). Great experience overall! Be sure to stop at the Laos Buffalo Dairy Farm on the way to or from the Waterfalls (try the cheese and ice cream from buffalo milk)!
Crazy busy after 11 but stunning waterfall. Rescue bear centre also cool. Ended up spending most of the day here after doing the long hike to the caves at the top of the waterfall. Good place to eat and relax there where its not so busy
Try to get here early morning or late afternoon. scooter is hands down the best way to get here if you have $20. Minibus is $5/pp it it’s a cluster mess with swapping vans and fixed duration. Up to you! Oh by the way, there is a jump spot on the log shown in the photo! Sandy bottom about 2 meters.
Beautiful place to spend the day! The tours you can book in town definitely don’t give you enough time (they only allow about 2 hrs) to fully enjoy this place. Beyond the waterfall and lower pools, there is also a nice hike to the top and a nearby cave that is well worth the 2km walk. Rent a motorbike, pack a lunch and get there early (around 1030am or so) to beat the crowds. Also remember to bring some extra cash to donate to Free the Bears. A multinational nonprofit, they are working to bring an end to the horrific bear bile trade throughout the region and run a sanctuary onsite for Sun and Moon Bears rescued from the bear bile industry. While you gain access to the sanctuary while visiting the waterfall, they don’t receive any of the proceeds from the entrance fee.