Kuang Si waterfalls are located south of Luang Prabang and can be visited by land or boat. Keeping in mind that most visitors choose to visit Kuang Si by land and with Pak Ou caves in the north, this leaves the south with less boat traffic and peaceful scenic cruising.Guest’s traveling to Kuang Si by boat will disembark in Ban Sing. Head up to the village where transportation will be waiting to take you on your adventure. Ban Sing is located 11 km. from Kuang Si and it takes approximately 15-minutes to reach the falls.
The largest and most breath-taking of Luang Prabang’s waterfalls Tad Kuang Si boasts an impressive three tiers of falls. Culminating in a sensational 50-meter cascade before spilling into a series of mineral-rich turquoise pools. Pathways lead up through the shaded forest alongside the pools’ edges to reach a wooden bridge where the falls can be enjoyed in all their splendor.
If considering a moderate trek to the very top of the falls, there is a trail to take you there. Visitors are directed to go up using one trail. However, you may choose to go back down the same way or make a loop and come down the other side of the falls. This latter path is steeper and is the reason the park no longer wants visitors to go up this way. Altogether, the trek can take about an hour round-trip depending on your pace.
The water in Kuang Si’s shallow pools remains cool throughout the year. This makes it a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists alike, especially in the summer months when escaping the heat becomes a priority. Designated swimming areas are marked with change rooms are nearby.
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