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Tad Sae Waterfall

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No water during dry season!

I visited the Tad Sae Waterfalls in April 2017, and to my dismay - the falls were dry! One can still see how beautiful the cascades are (would be?) and the surrounding park... read more

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the Tad Sae Waterfalls in April 2017, and to my dismay - the falls were dry! One can still see how beautiful the cascades are (would be?) and the surrounding park - there is even a small restaurant which was open and a zip-line which was closed. Not worth the effort to come especially to see it when... More 

Thank mikeberlin555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is simply amazing. Upon entering the waterfall; we spent some time with the bears. We hiked up the waterfall and took some amazing pictures. To cool down, we hiked down the mountain and lounged in the waterfall afterward. The water was refreshing and clean. Definitely a nice place to visit again.

Thank Jessica H
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the boat up from the elephant village (having been told the waterfall was dry but went for the boating experience). A tragic sight of monkeys in very small cages who seemed traumatised by boredom. They should be removed.

Thank Christa454
Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So it was off season for the falls. Not that we were told in advance. There are small unhappy monkeys in cages. The place is a disgrace in an otherwise lovely country to visit

Thank Lazarus M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's ok ..more small confront kuang si fall.. If there are water is nice space for enjoy a good sunny day...

Thank Aluon S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the falls as apart of an elephant experience day further down river. As expected from previous reviews and having visited in the dry season, the falls were dry except for a small amount of water being mechanically pumped up from the river to give some effect. You can walk up the side of waterfall but there was not... More 

Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a must visit if you are in Luang Probang and not far to go from town. Best waterfall I have seen anywhere and all the better if you fancy hiking up to the top or going for a swim.

Thank Mark F
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Due to the time of year we were there the waterfalls were not as big as we had expected, but, getting to the area by boat was an adventure. It is a nice spot to wander around and is cooler because of its location in the jungle.

Thank lrovere
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

About 20 min. from Lunag Prabang is the mountain river and after payment of 20000 Kip, You will go by long but short "sampan" (boat) up the river and You will see lower end of Tad Sae Travertine Waterfalls. This waterfalls are small but nice in the rain forest they are built in about four level steps and the last... More 

Thank Mike L
Western Norway, Norway
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went to the waterfalls by longtail boat in the dry season. The place looked very dry although they had one "pool" where people could dip in. There was also one restaurant and a cafe open although not many visitors.

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