TAD SAE WATERFALL
Tad Sae waterfall is one of the best spectacular natural wonder in the wet season. It is located about 20km away from the centre of Luang Prabang and is close to the Ban Amen village on the Nam Khan River. It takes ten minutes from there to Tad Sae by boat.
There are many more streams of water cascading and making a thunderous sound. The falls pour over beautiful limestone formations across a variety of levels into large pools below, which are very popular with locals and fantastic to swim in. They often enjoy a picnic close to the falls. There are also full facilities including public toilets, changing rooms, and simple restaurants here.
Often at the entrance there are a group of elephants you can ride and feed. It is an opportunity to embark yourself in nature and to learn more about the locals. Visiting the waterfall during the week is a better option to avoid tourist traps and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. From August to November, the water is cool offering swimmers a refreshing dip which is a memorable experience.
Opening hours and entrance fee to the Tad Sae waterfall
Opening Hours: Every day from 08:00-17:30
Prices vary so you should check before you leave. It costs you about 200,000 kip for the tuk tuk including waiting time and the return journey back. Another idea is finding tour operators. They usually organise mini-van excursions during the rainy season at the reasonable cost of about 50,000 kip per person. You may have to pay an additional 10,000 kip for the boat across.
How to go to Tad Sae waterfall
Tad Sae waterfall can be reached by tuk tuk. To take to the banks of the Nam Khan, renting a boat across to the waterfall is advised. During the wet season tour operators streamline the process of getting there and offer shared transport at better rates than that negotiated by yourself.
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