Tad Fane

Stunning twin waterfalls

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What we say: 4.5 stars

Just past kilometre 38 along the road to Pak Song is Tad Fane -- a picturesque twin set of waterfalls spilling 200 metres down into a deep abyss.

The falls are located in the jungle of Dong Hua Sao, which is a National Biodiversity Conservation area. Overlooking the falls is a single resort, appropriately called the Tad Fane Resort.

The falls are quite striking, but unlike others in the area, swimming opportunities aren't available unless you take a half-day hike under the supervision of a guide -- both the top and the bottom of the falls are a long haul from the resort through the jungle.

For the casual visitor, pretty much all you can do is look at them. Half-day treks to the top of the falls can be booked here for US$5 per person (with two or more people), full-day treks including a visit to a local village and a coffee plantation cost US$10. These waterfalls are the more spectacular of the lot in this area. A restaurant serves up some decent meals from an English-language menu.

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38km from Pakse
How to get there: Getting here is problematic due to erratic public transport connections. It is possible however to catch a Pak Song-bound tuk tuk or Attapeu-bound bus which passes by the turn off which is then a further walk to the top of the falls. A return chartered tuk tuk excursion out here should cost about 200,000 kip.
Last updated: 21st June, 2013
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Adam gave up a corporate career in 2009 and left Australia for the hustle and bustle of Southeast Asia. He now lives in Indonesia, where as well as writing for Travelfish.org he plays around with www.pergidulu.com.

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