Kuang Si Falls

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Nearest Airport: Luang Prabang International Airport Check Flights

Best Time: October to February Read More

"Turquoise Waterfalls and Pools amidst the mountains"

Kuang Si Falls Tourism

Kuang Si Waterfall is a three-layered waterfall located close to the city of Luang Prabang in Laos. Biggest waterfall of the area, 
Kuang Si has three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream.

Hire a tuk-tuk or minibus for a ride to this refreshing and pleasant area. The falls are accessed via a trail to a left of the falls. Most of the pools are open to swimming (although at least one is closed as being a sacred site).

Admission - USD 2.5,
Tuk-tuk from Luang Prabang:
1 person - USD 31,
Group of 3 - USD 10.50

Also known as Tat Kuang Si waterfall, the waterfall is surrounded by forested mountains, the turquoise coloured falls has many shallow pools for swimming. There are also designated areas for picnics and is one of the most popular day trip activities for tourists visiting the city to swim, hike and relax amidst the waterfalls.

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Kuang Si Falls Highlights

1. Hiking

Tourists need to do a small hike next to the waterfalls, which will lead to the top of the falls. There are some trails in the park as well if you enjoy hiking. At the top is a footbridge, a popular spot for photography.

2. Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre

You can visit the Bear reserve area in the waterfalls which you'll pass at the beginning of your hike to the falls. More than 20 Asiatic bears that have been rescued from poaching and hunting live here, in a curated natural habitat.

3. Swimming

There are many pools at various levels, which are open to tourists for swimming. Also, don't venture into those areas that are off-limits. Around these pools, you can also picnic in the shade areas lined with bamboo paths.

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Tips While Visiting Kuang Si Falls

If you plan to rent a bike to reach Kuang Si Waterfalls, make sure you have sufficient fuel as there are no stations on the road once you go out of Luang Prabang town. The road to the waterfalls is not in good condition in some places. Hence it is advised to drive carefully. There are very few options for food and drinks in restaurants and cafes near the falls. So carry your food and water to picnic. If you are opting to swim, wear modest swimsuits as the town is still conservative. Wear comfortable hiking shoes as the path is uneven and slippery. Also, get a mosquito repellent and sunscreen.

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FAQs on Kuang Si Falls

Who should visit Kuang Si Falls?

Kuang Si Waterfalls is a fantastic destination for all types of travellers, including solo, couples, families with kids. People who love nature and water activities will enjoy spending time here.

What's great about Kuang Si Falls?

Kuang Si is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in SE Asia because of its excellent location surrounded by dense forests and views of mountains. It is a great day trip for tourists to enjoy nature and swim in the waterfalls.

What's not so great about Kuang Si Falls?

A trip to the waterfalls almost takes a day, including the time of travel. So it is not a good option for people short on time.

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