My visit to: Kuang Si Falls, Laos

Where is it?

Kuang Si Falls are located just outside of Luang Prabang in Laos.

How to get there?

You can get there either by renting your own bike or by paying a tuk tuk driver. Be ready to haggle if you choose a tuk tuk or taxi. The drive itself is not that difficult but make sure that you have a gps or a map nearby just incase.

The trip

After flying through scenic mountain landscapes with rice fields in speeds that surely would not be legal or sensible anywhere we did arrive alive at Kuang Si Falls. I was there with some of the most amazing people ever, our group consisted of Me(Sweden), Hara(South Korea), Chan(South Korea), Jacob(Austria) and Chris(USA). With us in the van was also a couple that we met and decided to group up with to save money on the fare to the falls.

When you arrive

Where you arrive there are some houses, they sell drinks, food, clothing and other souvenirs there. It is a good idea to bring at least some water if you are planning to go to the top of the falls, which I highly recommend that you do.

Before you even get to the falls themselves you will walk through a bear preservation area with sun bears and sometimes also other bears. They have some information about the bears and if you are lucky you might see the bears messing around.

Bears

After the bear area there is not much walking left until you reach the first step of the falls, there are plenty and it is a big area but be prepared for it to be very, very crowded. But thankfully the area is big enough so that one can find some moments alone without a whole group of tourists running around wrecking havoc.

Loved it

It is a lovely place, well worth the visit and I will never forget how blue the water is there. If you are going to Laos, make sure to go there because not only the falls are great but Luang Prabang too is a very lovely place to visit.

Here are some photos from the in and around the falls:

 


Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: Weblizar

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *