Finding a destination for your family holiday tours? Why don’t you think about Laos – the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, famous for its majestic temples and unique Buddha statues. Besides, many tourists fall in love with Laos for a number of great waterfalls. Hence, your trip to Laos can not be perfect without seeing at least any of these enchanting waterfalls cascading into turquoise pools. Here is the list of the top 5 must-to-see falls in Laos. Let’s kick right in!
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Beautiful Falls You Don’t Miss When Coming Laos
Tad Yuang, one of the most famous waterfalls in Laos, comes first on our list for its enchanting beauty. This stunning double waterfall lies outside of Pakse on the Bolaven Plateau, which is an ideal spot for your family holiday tours.
Immersing in the cool water under the waterfall will give you an experience like never before. Swimming and climbing the cliffs below them were two highlights of our March visit. When you try these, keep in mind to wear water shoes because the rocks can be incredibly slippery. This twin-stream fall is much quieter than the bulk of the others on this page, but it’s still spectacular. That is the reason why Tad Yuang has compiled a list of Laos’ best waterfalls.
Khone Phapheng Falls
Have you heard of Southeast Asia’s biggest waterfall in Laos? Yeah, it’s time for Khone Phapheng Falls to shine. The center of Khone Phapheng waterfalls is one of Laos’s best-kept secrets, located in Champasak Province, next to the 4000 Islands. Everything there is all great: beautiful park, delicious menus of restaurant, brand fresh signboards, and excellent viewing decks.
When referring it as the largest fall, it does not really mean it’s the tallest. There is a distinction to be made. This waterfall stretches for thousands of meters and is the world’s third-largest in terms of average flow volume. This makes it one of Laos’s greatest waterfalls that you can add to your bucket list!
When visiting the fall, you will have a chance to see the temple nearby, Manikoth Temple. It is designed to house the Manikhoth tree, which lies at the visitor center. Before its demise in 2012, the holy tree had stood in the center of the waterfall for over 2000 years. Buddhist monks from all over Laos visit this temple each January to pay their respects to Manikhot. If you are staying in Don Khon or Don Det, you will have to go to Nakasong first. To get there, simply hail a motorcycle tuk-tuk.
Nam Kat Waterfall
Nam Kat Waterfall is around an hour’s drive from the town called Oudom Xai in the north-central region of Laos, just outside the Nam Ha National Biodiversity Reserve in the country’ Xiangkhouang Province.
It may be better to get a guide in town to have a decent place for a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast before heading out, as the trek to the falls and back could take at least a few hours. Despite its small size compared to other falls, Nam Kat still seems to bloom from the surrounding woodland.
This destination may be one of the best choices for your family holiday tours. The Tad Fane waterfalls lying on the Bolaven Plateau to southern Laos are a popular twin-stream that cascades 330 feet (100 meters) down high hills into a massive gorge.
Two water streams cascade deep into the jungle-covered basin below, forming a Jurassic Park-like scene. This fall is located at the center of a tropical forest which is the home of many wild animals like Leopards, lions, elephants, and monkeys, etc. Don’t miss visiting Tad Fane waterfalls on your Southern Laos trip.
The small village, Tad Lo, located in the province of Saravanh, Bolaven Plateau, is splattered with water from three nearby waterfalls. This is one of which bears the same name as the village, the Tad Lo Falls.
Tad Lo is a must-see waterfall for every Bolaven Plateau visit. It comprises three distinct levels: Tad Hang, Tad Lo, and Tad Suong. Visitors can bathe in the Tad during the dry season, but the eddies created by the force of the water here are harmful during the rainy months. Riding an elephant through the forest before reaching the Tad Lo falls is one of the most common activities.
You can do a one-day waterfall tour from Pakse, or if you want to take your time exploring and not think about going back, there are plenty of accommodations in this area.
Here is all our information about the top 5 must-to-see falls in Laos for your trip to Laos. Each of them has an interesting private feature. We hope that this article can be useful for your next tour. Do not forget to leave your experience in the comment box below. Have a good trip!
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