The Most Amazing Waterfalls In Laos - Laos Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Laos is full of family-friendly tourist sites. With its heavy annual rainfall and dramatic elevation changes, the country is home to many stunning waterfalls too. Below is a list of 13 amazing waterfalls in Laos.

Kuang Si Falls

Laos Waterfall 1, Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Waterfall

Located about 30 kilometres south of Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the country

With a drop of nearly 60 meters, the fall is powerful and impressive, and a fantastic place to join in nature. The turquoise blue water flows into a pool before continuing downstream.

There are walkways and bridges to ease your visit. Most of the pools are free to swim, makes it a good place to escape the heat.

The locals have set up food stalls selling all manner of tasty treats at the fall’s base, so don’t be worry to get hungry.

Tad Sae Waterfall

As with many waterfalls the world over, Tad Sae was formed overages as coursing water cut its way through the surrounding limestone, forming wonderfully aesthetic cascades and pools.

Located about 15km from the Luang Prabang centre, Tad Sae Waterfall is a spectacular natural wonder you can enjoy during the wet season. The fall is accessible enough to make it a favourite spot of locals and tourists looking to escape the busy of everyday life.

The fall dries to a trickle in the dry season, but during the rainy season, the inviting water is cool and refreshing.

There are lots of seating areas and chairs from which you’ll be able to chill out and watch the fall in perfect harmony.

Laos Waterfall 2, Tad Sae Waterfall

Tad Sae Waterfall

Tad Fane Waterfall

The Tad Fane Waterfall, located in Don Hua Sao National Protected Area in Champasak Province, is highly recommended as worth seeing if you visit southern Laos.

This magnificent fall is at over 100 meters tall and comprised of two watercourses that come together before flowing from the top to the pool below.

It’s possible to view the fall from a fairly distant viewing area on the other side of the ravine for those who’d rather not work up a sweat.

If you’d rather explore a path to the top of the falls, try using a guide before you go.

Tad Yuang (Tad Gneuang)

Located in Champasak Province about 50 kilometres from Pakse, the park in which the Tad Yuang falls exists is somewhat on the touristy side.

On the other hand, it’s a fantastic place to see this charming waterfall, and after your journeying to see it, you’ll be able to stroll among the restaurants and vendor shops near the parking lot.

The water flow in the rainy season can be strong and forceful which can limit swimming access, but if you happen to be there when the water is neither too plentiful nor scarce, you’ll be able to swim above or below the falls.

Laos Waterfall 3, Tad Yuang Waterfall

Tad Yuang Waterfall

Li Phi Waterfall

The waterfall of much local folklore, it’s believed that the rushing waters of Li Phi collect the spirits of animals and people who have a sinful way of lives. This explains why in the local language the fall’s name means ‘Spirit Trap’ or ‘Ghost Trap’.

Located in the 4,000 Islands area of Lao’s southern border with Cambodia and on the Mekong River, the fall’s swift water and slippery rocks can be dangerous.

Laos Waterfall 4, Li Phi Falls, 4000 Islands

Li Phi Waterfall

Khone Phapheng Waterfall

The Khone falls, a series of pouring waterfalls is one of Laos’ most beautiful natural wonders on the Mekong river, which is the core of many Southeast Asian countries like Laos and Cambodia.

The falls, also known as Khone Phapheng, locates in Si Phan Don, which means ‘Four thousand islands’ (‘4,000 Islands’).

By volume, the fall is the largest in the region and is the major reason that it’s impossible to reach China via the Mekong.

The highest of the fall is nearly 21 meters high, and releases a powerful torrent of whitewater, especially in the rainy season when the falls disappear as a result of the raised water level in the river.

Nam Kat Waterfall

Located fairly outside the borders of the Nam Ha National Bio-Diversity Reserve in Laos’ Xiangkhouang Province, Nam Kat Waterfall is about an hour drive (17 km from the city centre) from the town of Oudom Xai in the country’s north-central region.

It’s best to have a guide in town with you and make sure you have a good night’s sleep and nutritious breakfast before you go because the hike to the falls and back will take a few hours at least.

A cascade pours from the jungle, tumbling to create a series of small falls flowing downstream. Nam Kat waterfall is still picture-perfect and a refreshingly cool place for a swim although it isn’t large.

Tad Tayicsua Waterfall

For those daring to get through the Bolevan Plateau loop by motorbike or vehicle in Champasak Province, Tad Tayiscua should be on your list of sites to explore.

Due to its remoteness and the difficulty of getting to it, this off-the-beaten-path waterfall is not a major tourist attraction, meaning you’ll be expected to have the place to yourself save for a few locals.

So, if you’re leaning to put in the effort, your reward will be an impressive fall that may seem like your own private park.

The hike down to the base of the falls requires a sturdy pair of hiking shoes and can be steep and slick.

Nam Tok Katamtok Waterfall

Also located in Champasak Province, the Nam Tok Katamtok falls is a fairly easy drive from the town of Paksong and just a short hike from the road, making it a fascinating day-trip option for those staying in the area.

At about 100 meters tall, the falls is one of the largest in the area and located on the Huay Katam River in Lao’s Bolaven Plateau region, which is famous for its highland ecosystem and plentiful coffee plantations.

Tad Lo Waterfall

Laos Waterfall 5, Tad Lo Waterfall

Tad Lo Waterfall

Named after the village nearby, The Tad Lo Waterfall is about 85 kilometres from Pakse in Lao’s Bolaven Plateau region.

The fall is encompassed of 3 different tiers: Tad Hang, Tad Lo and Tad Suong.

The cataracts are exceptionally powerful and dangerous during the rainy months, and the area is common for its elephant tours, which will undoubtedly be an adventure you’ll never forget.

It’s possible to make a day trip from Pakse, or if you’d like to take your time at the falls and aren’t concerned about getting back, there’s plenty of lodging in the area.

Tad Somphamit Waterfalls

Located in southern Laos in the boulder sharing with Vietnam and Thailand to the east and west respectively, and Cambodia to the south, the Tad Somphamit Waterfalls is an amazing stop-over when you find yourself in this region with so many exceptional choices.

During the rainy season, there is plenty to do besides admiring the falls, such as swimming in the pool or trying zip-lining. On the other hand, the falls and amenities aren’t too extraordinary though the park is open during the dry season.

Pha Suam Waterfall

Laos Waterfall 6, Pha Suam Waterfall

Pha Suam Waterfall

Pha Suam Waterfall is closer than the above-mentioned Tad Lo Waterfalls, just at about 35 kilometers from Pakse to make it a stress-free day trip from the town. It locates on the Houai Champi River in Salavanh Province.

It is a wide 6m high waterfall that stretches around a U-shaped cliff, the fall is distinct in that the water doesn’t dry up in the dry season, although the stream can be reduced significantly.

100 Waterfalls

Laos Waterfalls 7, 100 Waterfalls

100 Waterfalls

Located in Nong Khiaw, 100 Waterfalls is one of the remarkable waterfalls in Laos that you’re unlikely to forget.

As you may have guessed by the name, the area is home to uncountable waterfalls, and as so, you should bring a guide before you go if you’d like to experience as many of them as possible.

Save the best for the last. It’s the most impressive and resembles a temple, and if the water flow is just right you may be able to push through the mist at the fall’s base on a canoe made from bamboo.

There are also a few bars and restaurants in the area with good food if you find something to eat.

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