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Kuang Si Falls

Excursions

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Frequently the top-rated attraction in Luang Prabang according to tourists, the beautiful multi-tiered Kuang Si Falls are worth a trip for their refreshing beauty and serenity. Turquoise-green water tumbles over a series of limestone terraces and collects in lovely pools that are surrounded by lush greenery. Walkways lead around the base and to the summit, about 200 feet (61m) up, and there are numerous places to picnic. There are also things like rope swings, branches and rocks to jump off and the swimming is glorious so be sure to bring your swimwear. It is best to get to the falls as early as possible before the crowds arrive to really appreciate the natural splendour and get good photographs. The falls are about 18 miles (29km) south of Luang Prabang.

Transport: Hire a motorbike or tuk-tuk and driver for the day. Motorbikes usually cost more for the day than tuk-tuks, and the latter can accommodate up to four passengers. It is possible to bargain with the drivers and get a better deal.

Admission: A small fee of about $2 is sometimes asked of visitors.