Photo: Take a look behind the veil.

Tad Champi

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Tad Champi is an excellent waterfall for independent travellers to hang out riverside, swim and perhaps take a walk behind the curtain of water.

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Not to be confused with Tad Champee along Road 20 to Tad Lo, Tad Champi is the least developed of the falls along Road 16E between Pakse and Paksong. Aside from paid parking and a few vendors selling drinks, there’s nothing else except to take the steps down and it’s a choice between going the long way or taking a short cut down a steep rickety ladder. The trail to the water’s edge is slick and muddy.

It’s a beautiful, tranquil place for a refreshing swim—it’s not impossible to find yourself alone here. We’d caution against going too close to the cascade as we heard there is a strong whirlpool. It’s possible to carefully make your way behind the curtain of water.

The turn off for Tad Champi is 38 km east of Pakse, on the opposite side of the road as the entrance to Tad Fane. It’s 1.8 km on rough dirt road past pretty coffee plantations.

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