On a trip visiting Luang Prabang, almost everyone think of walking around the tranquil streets and corners of the World Heritage town, visiting a wat and sipping a coffee when watching the world passing by. Apart from these activities inside the town, many outside activities are worth looking, containing of visiting the Tad Sae waterfall surrounding the town. Tours Indochina Laos
Located just 15 km to the southeast of Luang Prabang, Tad Sae is a series of streaming step waterfalls in natural surroundings which is suitable for picnicking, swimming as well as relaxing. You can get access to the waterfall by traveling by car, tuk-tuk, bicycle or boat.
The Tad Sae waterfall together with Kuang Si waterfall is the two most famous waterfalls loved by Lao people. Coming here, tourists will usually see a number of groups of locals picnicking right on the water’s border. Requiring a boat to get access to it is what makes this waterfall so different. Paying 10,000 kip per person for available boat services for the short journey across the river from the parking area, tourists can easily approach this waterfall. Laos travel packages
If you want to immerse in cool water and freely swim, the Tad Sae is truly a great place much like Kuang Si. Right at the entrance there are often a number of elephants that you can ride or feed, convenient if you are willing to go on a formal tour to one of the nearby elephant camps.
At Tad Sae the waterfall is more immaculate with the forest, giving the feeling that it is flooded. Locals as well as tourists bathe in one of the larger stretches of salt water with adventure lovers jumping off some of the limestone overhangs. The entire area is well-shaded and it is a perfect destination for spending a little bit of time, may be with a picnic or just a little Laos Beer.
Even though not being in such a stunning setting as the one at Kouang Si, the Tad Sae waterfall offers various pools in ‘stairs’ to make it more like a center of amusements. Hydro massaging for the back is one of many uses made of this waterfall and the surrounding areas are the most suitable for this.
The streams of Tad Sae offer really great opportunities to take magnificent pictures as the water abounds over the multi-leveled rocks into the pools underneath. Many steps leading into the largest pool makes swimming access really easy. The swimming pools are very popular with locals and if you want to swim, do not forget to dress modestly like them. There are public toilets and changing rooms at the waterfall and also a restaurant with a small resort attached nearby available for your convenience.