Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, Luang Prabang: Hours, Address, Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden offers a peaceful escape from the town that allows you to learn about over 1,500 plant species on a 40 hectare property located 15 minutes down the Mekong River by boat. Learn about biodiversity conservation, sustanable agriculture and ecotourism as you take in free activities, including bamboo handicrafts, a local tea tasting, one hour hike to a cave, a history talk and a talk about orchids given by one of our local experts. If you care about conservation, environmental education or sustainable tourism, then Pha Tad Ke is the perfect half or full day getaway.
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2-3 hours
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CanadianTraveller
11 contributions
Oct. 2019
Relaxing boat ride over to the garden followed by an excellent lunch in the restaurant. Explored on my own time, no rush, lots of time to take photos of the flowers, butterflies and views.
Written 28 June 2020
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Dear CanadianTraveller371, Thank you for visiting Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden and for your lovely review on us. Look forwards to welcome you back to visit us again in the future. Best regards PTK team
Written 13 August 2020
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Dave S
9 contributions
Feb. 2020
At a cost of US$25 each, this wasn't the cheapest thing to do in Luang Prabang, but it was good value. Different sections to the gardens, including plants used for medicinal purposes, poisonous plants, Bamboo plants, Palms, and lots more. The restaurant is also good, if a little pricey - but you are a captive audience once at the gardens. The boat ride, taking about 15 minutes each way, adds to the experience.
Written 27 February 2020
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Thank you for visiting Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thanking you for your positive review. We are looking forward to welcome you again on a possible next visit to Luang Prabang. With all the best, Pha Tad Ke team
Written 1 March 2020
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Nicola ET
2 contributions
Jan. 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the botanical gardens. We spent a very peaceful few hours visiting Budha in the cave and wandering through the gardens which are beautifully laid out with clearly labelled plants. Our lunch was delicious in a stunning setting by a small lake. Highly recommend visiting.
Written 25 February 2020
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Dear Nicolae, Thank you for your visit, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our garden and our garden cafe. We appreciate your positive feedback vey much. With all the best, Pha Tad Ke team
Written 1 March 2020
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AlbieScott
Sant Joan d'Alacant, Spain4 contributions
Dec. 2019
Paid $25 per person including boat ride down river to the gardens. Nice boat ride.
Arrived and got map and intro to the gardens.
Walked through along the well laid out path, interesting plants pretty well labeled, but many lacking description of uses. Especially the trees. Names only.
Get to the cafe, prices double that of riverside Luang Prabang. And you are captive, you can't go somewhere else.
Ok. Go for the Bamboo making lesson, am the only one, told "There's no one else, so it's cancelled". The same for the Orchid lecture.
Have some questions about some plants, etc. that I've seen. " Sorry, I'm an administrator, there's no one here to help you."
Leave, feeling that I've been ripped off.
Nice boat ride though.
Leave with a feeling
Written 17 February 2020
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Dear Albie, We are very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us, we appreciate you are taking the time to provide a feedback. We pride ourselves on listening to our visitors and have addressed this with our team. Being a non-profit organisation and not funded by the government we are using the generous contributions of our visitors in the daily operation of our garden, future developments and for our conservation projects. We hope you'll visit us again during a possible next stay in Luang Prabang and allow us to exceed your expectations. With all the best, PTK Team
Written 25 February 2020
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Simon G
Edinburgh, UK10 contributions
Feb. 2020
Take the 15 minute boat ride from town to see the gardens but you must have lunch at the Cafe. The food was exquisite. The staff were excellent.You sit overlooking the lotus pond.
Written 11 February 2020
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Dear 844simong, Thank you very much for visiting Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, and thanks for your lovely review. Best regards PTK team
Written 13 February 2020
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Globetrotting Granny
14 contributions
Jan. 2020
A lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon wandering around the gardens. For the more energetic there is a stiff walk up to the caves and for the less energetic a good cafe.
Written 11 February 2020
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Dear globetrottinggran, Thank you very much for visiting Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden and thanks for your review. Best regards PTK team
Written 13 February 2020
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jan59Essex
essex221 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Spent a few hours here, very quiet & relaxing. Well laid out, restaurant has a lovely setting overlooking a lily pond. Good Lao food, staff very nice.
Not very well advertised - from town, walk with the Mekong on your right hand side - the ticket office is on the other side of the road. Young man, Nic, was very helpful, he got us a coffee while we waited for the next ferry - they run on the hour, return on the half hour. Toilets at the office, and of course in the gardens. Costs $25pp, which includes the 20 minute boat ride down the Mekong, as it’s on the opposite bank downstream.
Written 6 February 2020
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Dear Jan, Thank you for visiting Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, and thank you for your review on us and so happy to hear that you had a good day at our garden, looking forwards to welcome you in the future Best regards PTK team
Written 13 February 2020
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Robyn B
24 contributions
Jan. 2020
Arrived by private boat that we scheduled at the reception office on the river front. All of the staff are delightful English speakers. Wandered through the park but we didn't give ourselves enough time to truly explore this beautiful place. Please give at least 2 hrs to enjoy this park. Had set lunch in the restaurant that was served quickly. Just the right amount of local food for us that was very tasty. Continued our journey down river by boat for about an hour to Kaung Si Falls. There is a short drive to the falls from the river through some villages. After the falls we returned to our boat and were ferried back to the starting point. Can recommend this package if you want a nice relaxing day of nature.
Written 1 February 2020
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Dear Robyn, Thank you very much for visiting Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, and thanks for a lovely review. Looking forwards to welcome you to visit us again in the future. Best regards PTK team
Written 2 February 2020
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Fali K
India662 contributions
Jan. 2020
This is an offbeat choice for a thing to do in Luang Prabang. The steep entrance fee makes it only for those who might be interested in plants and gardens of this type in general. 25 USD I feel is quite steep - however it does include a 15 minute scenic boat ride to and from the gardens.
The information as the reception where I bought the ticket definitely felt misleading - I was told the boat came every 30 minutes, but infact it runs every hour. I ended up waiting a fair bit to get on the boat..

The starting section of the garden is fabulous.
It was lovely to read about local plants and how the locals use them for various ailments - very informative and interesting.

There is a hill you can go up to for a view point - you can skip this if you don't want to make too much of an effort - it is an OK view

The but for me is the fact that the rest of garden didn't quite live up to the standard of information they set-up right at the start - this is where I literally zipped through and the 25USD did not make sense. The bamboo area, the palm area - if you like plants/gardens - you have seen a lot of them already then. I would have enjoyed more information to engage in the other areas of the garden.

The food at the cafe was lovely - very mellow flavours..
The cafe overlooks a lovely pond making for a great place to stop by and chill..

Wear good shoes..and you can spend about 2-3 hours here
Wifi works in the cafe..
Written 29 January 2020
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Thank you very much for visiting Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden and thanks for your review. so sorry for our staff informed you unclear information about boat schedule, but normally when you arrived at the garden, our staff give a walking map with all sections information of visit and on the back of map is our boat schedule, it might be possible they forgot to give a map, please accept our apologies and thanks once for your informative review on us. Best PTK team
Written 30 January 2020
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valley09
Australia19 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Solo
This was one of my highlights in Luang Prabang. The boat road is a great start and if you catch the last boat back you can experience a lovely sunset on the river. I spent around 3 or so hours there but could have easily spent more. The gardens are well-signed and very informative (loved the traditional medicine gardens) and beautiful to walk around. It was also interesting to learn about the plants and flowers of Laos. This place was so peaceful and such a welcome break from touristy Luang Prabang. The cafe was great too. A wonderful afternoon treat for a very worthy project.
Written 22 January 2020
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Dear Valley, Thank you very much for visiting Pha Ta Ke Botanical Garden, and so happy to hear that you had a great day at our garden. Looking forwards to welcome you back in the future! Best regards Sith
Written 22 January 2020
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