Kuang Si Falls

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Kuang Si Falls

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

They are accessed via a trail to a left of the falls. The water flows in to a turquoise blue pool before continuing downstream. The many cascades that result are typical of waterfalls.

The locals charge a nominal admission fee of 20,000 kip to visit the site, but it is well maintained with walkways and bridges to guide the visitor.[2] Most of the pools are open to swimming (although at least one is closed as being a sacred site).

Kuang Si waterfalls, near Luang Prabang


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