Kuang Si Falls

Coordinates: 19°44′57″N 101°59′30″E / 19.74917°N 101.99167°E / 19.74917; 101.99167
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Kuang Si Falls and a turquoise water pool.

The Kuang Si Falls or Kuang Xi Falls (Lao: ນ້ຳຕົກຕາດ ກວາງຊີ), alternatively known as the Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is a three-tiered waterfall about 29 kilometers (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang. The waterfalls are a favorite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang, and begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a drop of 60 meters (200 ft).[1]

They are accessed via a trail to a left of the falls. The water flows into a turquoise blue pool before continuing downstream. The many cascades of Kuang Si are not typical of waterfalls, adding to the attractiveness.

The locals charge a nominal admission fee of 25,000 kip to visit the site.[2] Most of the pools are open to swimming (although at least one is closed as being a sacred site).



  1. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia & Laos. Dorling Kindersley Limited. 1 June 2011. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-4053-4985-7. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. ^ Coupletraveltheworld, Nadia (August 30, 2018). "Kuang Si Falls - why you MUST visit + killer photo tips". Couple Travel the World. Retrieved July 31, 2018.

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19°44′57″N 101°59′30″E / 19.74917°N 101.99167°E / 19.74917; 101.99167