Tad Fane

Tad Fane

Towering twin cascades

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Tad Fane is considered one of the top waterfalls to visit in the Bolaven Plateau and is certainly one of the more easily accessed.
Travelfish says:

Given the height of the twin cascades—a river plunges 120 metres off a cliff surrounded by the dramatic jungles of Dong Hua Sao NPA—this is a crowd pleasing site.

Tad Fane (also spelled Tad Fan) is viewed at a distance from across the gorge and for most visitors, it’s some quick photos, gawking and a coffee at the nearby Tad Fane Resort before moving on.

Visitors face east, so lighting for photos is best after midday with the sun behind you (and shining into the chasm) to better illuminate the falls. If you’re unlucky, fog can completely hide the waterfalls.

Green Discovery in Pakse does trekking into Dong Hua Sao NPA, including a strenuous trek to the top of Tad Fane. Mr Koffie sometimes runs his tours from Tad Fane Resort—advanced booking is required.

The turn off for Tad Fane is located 38 km from Pakse, 12 km from Paksong.

Contact details for Tad Fane

Address: Road 16E, km-38 (38 km from Pakse & 12 km from Paksong)
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º7'47.51" E, 15º10'51.68" N
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Admission: Entrance: 5,000 kip. Motorbike parking: 3,000 kip

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.

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