Photo: Quite lovely.

Tad Sae Waterfall

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Tad Sae waterfall is an impressively wide set of falls, with turquoise water gushing through the jungle over limestone rocks into a large pool where people can splash around.

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A seasonal waterfall dependent upon rainy season, Tad Sae flows around June/July until a couple of months after the rains have stopped. November/December is usually the latest it is worth visiting for the water. The rest of the dry season the falls are hardly a trickle.

The waters really are crystal. Photo taken in or around Tad Sae Waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos by Adam Poskitt.

The waters really are crystal. Photo: Adam Poskitt

The title of Luang Prabang’s top waterfall firmly belongs to Kuang Si but if time allows, also visiting Tad Sae is justifiable as they are different, and Tad Sae requires a boat ride on the Nam Khan to reach. Families with children may also appreciate that the swimming area has a concrete ledge to form an easier to access pool, though be aware that the limestone underneath remains naturally ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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