Tad Lo

Tad Lo

Waterfalls and chilling out

Nestled at the edge of the Bolaven Plateau, Tad Lo is a watering place, literally and figuratively. Three waterfalls and bunglow-plus-hammock-type accommodation lure budget travellers with relaxation and refreshment.

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Though located in Salavan Province, the launching point is most commonly Pakse, 85 kilometres away. Generally known as Tad Lo, it’s actually a series of three waterfalls, Tad Lo, Tad Hang and Tad Soung, all grouped around the village of Ban Saenvang, colloquially referred to as Tad Lo village.

Gorgeous. Photo by: Cindy Fan.
Gorgeous. Photo: Cindy Fan

Tad Lo is something of a small-scale backpacker’s hangout and more are catching on, either visiting by public bus, or by motorbike on a multi-day journey through the Bolaven Plateau. Whether doing the so-called short loop or long loop from Pakse, Tad Lo is usually the first night’s accommodation—and there are some good cheap ones, without the trashiness found at other backpacker mass tourism haunts on the banana-pancake trail. The vibe is low-key, and the few travellers in town do get together at night in restaurants to share stories over a cold beer. Fandee Guesthouse and Palamei Guesthouse usually offer a family-style feast you can sign up for. All this makes one consider ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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