Photo: Get up in the canopy.

Nahm Dong Park

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In Luang Prabang, there can never be too many opportunities to get outdoors. Nahm Dong Park is yet another way to enjoy nature, albeit in a neatly presented form.

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Nahm Dong Park is 10 kilometres from the town centre, the majority of it on unpaved road through undeveloped land. A trail leads visitors to orchards, forest, streams, a lovely view point and a waterfall. Want to fly instead of walk? The park also offers zip-lining and high canopy cable bridges.

A cute little waterfall. Photo taken in or around Nahm Dong Park, Luang Prabang, Laos by Cindy Fan.

A cute little waterfall. Photo: Cindy Fan

The park is mainly geared towards domestic and Asian tourists, so it is less about hiking and unspoilt nature, more about cute photographable moments and a manicured version of the outdoors. We weren’t thrilled to see the enclosure with muntjacs, a kind of wild deer. We saw one large bus arrive, have lunch, take some quick photos before leaving. However, it’s not difficult to get away from other visitors. There are different trail options for the hike. The largest and most difficult loop is also the most natural, so to get away from the tour groups, this is the one to do. It takes about 45-60 minutes without a break.

The touristy bits aside, Nahm Dong is an exceptionally green area of wilderness surrounded by rolling hills and countryside. It can be a pleasant place to hang out as there are relaxing bamboo rest huts. The waterfall is somewhat diminished in dry season but still suitable for cooling off in. It’s also budget friendly for families with kids as children under 100 cm tall are free. Outside food and drink is not allowed. There’s a casual restaurant/cafe and we can recommend the natural, refreshing herbal tea made from local ingredients like butterfly pea and rosella, served iced ... Travelfish members only (Around 300 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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Nahm Dong Park
10km from Luang Prabang
Admission: From 20,000 kip

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