No tripod needed when photographing in paradise - Tad Lo, Bolaven Plateau, Laos

No tripod needed when photographing in paradise - Tad Lo, Bolaven Plateau, Laos

No tripod needed when photographing in paradise - Tad Lo, Bolaven Plateau, Laos


Tad Lo is a located off the beaten path in an area of Southern Laos called the Bolavan Plateau. The region is know for their spectacular waterfalls, coffee and various ethnic minority tribes. This was by far the highlight of my motorbiking adventure in Laos.

For about 80,000 Laotian New Kip (about $10 USD) I stayed in a bungalow, just steps from the Tad Hang waterfall in the middle of the forest with nobody around me but wildlife, the soothing sounds of the waterfall and tons of mosquitoes.

I took this shot of the Tad Hang waterfall handheld with my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 24-105 f/4 L lens. The water was not flowing at full force since it was the dry season, but I still found the scene spectacular especially since I had it all to myself that evening.

I found my slice of paradise in Tad Lo, Laos.

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Taken on: 2nd April, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Sam Antonio Photography's page of Flickr

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The province of Salavan spans Laos from its western border with Thailand to its eastern border with Vietnam. Although it's home to spectacular mountain scenery, waterfalls and a diverse array of ethnic groups, much of this is currently inaccessible to all but the most intrepid and resourceful of travellers.

It says a lot about the province that, although its same-named capital city lies roughly at the centre, the road leading to it from Pakse, 125 kilometres away, reaches the town and comes to an abrupt dead end. Vietnam is only 100 kilometres further east, as the crow flies, but this is only good news if you happen to be a crow: there are currently no roads to speak of leading directly east. Instead, a new route has been opened up along route 15b to the north, which now leads all the way to Vietnam.

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