Kuang Si Falls

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Luang Prabang
19° 44' 57.3324" N, 101° 59' 32.388" E
General info: 

The Kuang Si Falls is a three tier travertine waterfall about 29 kilometres south of Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 60 metres (200 ft) cascade. The water collects in numerous turquoise blue pools as it flows downstream. The resulting cascades are typical of travertine waterfalls.

Most of the pools are open to swimming (although at least one is closed as being a sacred site).

Getting there: 

From Luang Prabang you can take songthaeaw, tuk tuk or boat and tuk-tuk. The fee varies from $5- $10 per person and the journey takes about 50 min – 1 hour by tuk-tuk or songthaeaw.

Also groups trips are advertised in many cafes and travel agents in Luang Prabang, you can easily see the latest offers.

There are two minibuses daily, at 12:00 and 14:00, between Kuang Si Falls and Naluang Mini Bus station. The bus waits visitors at the falls and gives around two hours of play time. The mini bus station is opposite to the Luang Prabang southern bus station. Cost is around 40,000kip for a round trip.


The locals charge about 20,000kip to visit the site, but it is well maintained with walkways and bridges to guide the visitor.

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