Tad Sae Waterfall Laos

Tad Sae waterfall is an impressive natural wonder that you cannot be missed when traveling to Luang Prabang. Although it is not as famous as Kuang Si waterfall, Tad Sae still has a unique beauty.

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Tad Sae waterfall is about 12 km away to the south of Luang Prabang. Due to the unstable flow, the best time to visit this area is rain season which from June to the end of a year and the latest time is in February. If you go there in dry season, you cannot have chance to admire the beauty of Tad Sae waterfall because of the lack of water.

Tad Sae Waterfall

Tad Sae Waterfall


Although Tad Sae waterfall is not as majestic as the Kuang Si waterfall, it has more touristy development with many interesting activities. There are some wooden bridges on the waterfall, placed some benches for people to relax and have a view of the scenery. This place has many locals coming to swimming in the waterfall. The swimming area was covered by a concrete ledge like a natural swimming pool, but you must be careful about the slick limestone in this area.

Child at Tad Sae Waterfalls

The child at Tad Sae Waterfalls


There is an elephant park near Nam Khan river, it is a place to raise and preserve elephants in Laos. Tourists will have the chance to learn about the life and habits of elephant, especially will be able to feed them some food, try riding an elephant to explore Tad Sae waterfall. The park also displays other animals like monkey in cages. Therefore, Tad Sae waterfall is not only great for swimming and taking some check-in photos but also an interesting area for tourists to learn more about animals.

To reach Tad Sae waterfall, you can catch a tuk-tuk which costs about US $23 from Luang Prabang, then you have to pay about US $1 to hire a boat passing Nam Kham River. If you cannot do it by yourself, you only need to buy a tour from travel agency so they will offer you transportation even at a cheaper price.

Tad Sae Waterfall Map

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