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Nam Kat waterfall and Namkat Yorlapa

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Once “just a waterfall” in Phou Hiphi national conservation forest, Nam Kat waterfall is now the centre of an eco-tourism attraction/resort that is trying to put Udomxai on the tourist map.

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A single cascade pours from the jungle, tumbling past boulders to create a series of small falls downstream. Nam Kat waterfall is still picture perfect and a refreshingly cool place for a swim, but the way there is no longer au naturel as the park now has a “choose your own adventure” approach to reaching the trailhead.

Just getting here from Udomxai is very pretty. Photo taken in or around Nam Kat waterfall and Namkat Yorlapa, Udomxai, Laos by Cindy Fan.

Just getting here from Udomxai is very pretty. Photo: Cindy Fan

The entrance to Namkat Yorlapa is 17 km from the city centre, a relatively easy drive through the countryside on freshly made road—they are pulling out all the stops to make this a top draw and clearly the owners have some sort of concession deal with the government for ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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