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Tad Sae Waterfall

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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Full-Day Nam Khan River Kayaking and Tad Sae Waterfall Tour from Luang Prabang
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nice waterfall with ziplining and elephant riding

We went to this waterfall to do ziplining. I think this zipline is suitable for beginners - the guides and their equipment were professional and safe. The waterfall itself is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2016
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Zhongli, Taiwan
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Zhongli, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We went to this waterfall to do ziplining. I think this zipline is suitable for beginners - the guides and their equipment were professional and safe. The waterfall itself is rather small - but pretty with cascades in a very nice scenery. The water is a bit cold - but once you're in - it's quite nice and refreshing. They... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Tad Sae Waterfall may not be the biggest waterfall in Luang Prabang, but it's still a spectacular natural wonder to me. Cascades of water streaming down from above. Even though it's not that easy to go there, cos you have to take a small boat, in order to reach there. When we went there in Sept, there were so many... More 

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We visited Tad See Waterfall as part of our visit to the Elephant Village. Perhaps because it is reachable only by boat, it was much less crowded than Kuang Si Waterfall. Although it is less spectacular in size, we enjoyed the quiet and the surroundings more, and the boat ride along the Mekong there and back was very pleasant. Visited... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

My kids loved the ziplining part, it was their highlight of the holidays in Laos! I doubt the safety part a bit though. No instructions and landing platforms build around trees are rotting here and there, which could ultimately lead to dangerous situations. Waterfall looks a bit fake, but the surroundings are great and the swimming refreshing. Try to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Hired a driver for the day- great views and also very refreshing dip- change rooms clean sadly toilets are not - try the local food at the car park - different but worth a try

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

1-star/circle is an extremely negative rating, but I can't give this place any more. The falls themselves appear to have been enhanced by cement or some other man made product. I may be wrong on this point, but I was not the only one there who had independently considered the physical structure to have been embellished. Regardless, they are still... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Tad Sae is worth a visit, if you haven't already been to The kuang Si waterfall, as it is less busy. It is nowhere near as impressive as the kuang Si though. The little boat trip over the river is quite pleasant. There is also a little restaurant and elephant riding. It was more built up than we would've liked... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We visited the Tad Sae falls 12 years ago and were one of the few people there. A few paths and picnic tables. That was all. Now it seems a Lao Disney version of what it used to be. Restaurants everywhere, platforms, something that looks more like a pool than falls. Even an elephant tour company walking around (with those... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Really picturesque, very pretty series of waterfalls, cascades and little lagoons. The water is clear and refreshing - or some would say bracing. Definitely recommend taking the plunge. Also, the stones/rocks are generally not slippery, unlike other waterfalls I've been to, so it's safe and easy to walk around the falls, and thus be surrounded by them, which is lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We got to Tad Sea at the end of the day and I wish we had more time to spend there. It is more touristic in a sense that there are pools and lounging areas around the falls. There are a few things I found especially compelling: You get there via a small boat, we actually asked our boat driver... More 

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