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Kuang Si Waterfalls

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Perhaps Luang Prabang's most famous attraction, the three levelled waterfall is a favourite spot for both tourists and locals. Engulfed by lush tropical jungle, the mesmerising turquoise waters of the natural pools make for a relaxing and invigorating swim. About 23 km (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang, the easiest and fastest ways to get to this jaw-dropping sight are by tuk-tuk and minivan. Don't miss out on the moon bear sanctuary and the small market at the entrance to the falls, selling original handicrafts and delectable food. Please note that not all the swimming pools are open to the public. Some of them are considered sacred. Therefore, please swim only where permitted.
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Nahm Dong Park

Nahm Dong Park

Nahm Dong Park is a self-sustaining park teeming with wildlife, located only 10km from Luang Prabang. Different outdoor activities can be pursued here: from zip lining to hiking and trekking, to swimming in the emerald waters of the waterfalls. If you're looking to get fully immersed into nature, take a relaxing stroll and discover the pure natural beauty of the park or have a picnic in a bamboo hut. There are also a viewpoint café and a restaurant offering traditional Lao food. You can get here by tuk-tuk, motorbike, bike, or book the Nahm Dong shuttle.
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Cruises in Luang Prabang

Cruises in Luang Prabang

Another way to discover the city's wonders is cruising along the Mekong River – the main aquatic thoroughfare navigable all year round. During your cruise, you'll be able to stop at local villages and see how local people live, visit the two caves (Pak Ou Caves), crammed with countless Buddha statues, all the while comfortably enjoying the lavish buffet on board. The most famous route is a 2-day trip from Huay Xai (on the Thailand border) to Luang Prabang. Book your tour on the majestic Mekong River and get a new perspective of Luang Prabang that will make your journey unforgettable. Here are some cruise companies to book your tour with: - Mekong Cruises 50/4 Sakkarine Road, Ban Vat Sene, Luang Prabang - Mekong River Cruises 16/2 Sakkarine Rd., Luang Prabang
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Tat Sae Waterfalls

Tat Sae Waterfalls

Dive deep into the emerald waters of Tat Sae waterfalls only 18 km southeast of Luang Prabang. Unlike Kuang Si waterfalls, the spot is less famous among tourists, which makes it less crowded and a favourite with locals. Note that locals bathe fully clothed, sometimes even in jeans. To avoid getting stares and blend in better, women are recommended to bring a sarong and men a shirt to cover up, as going around in a bikini is not culturally accepted. Tat Sae waterfalls offer outdoor activities such as zip-lining and kayaking. The waterfalls are at their best during the rainy season (June to September).
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Trekking and Hiking in Luang Prabang

Trekking and Hiking in Luang Prabang

Whether it's a high climb or an incredible stroll across the magical landscapes of Luang Prabang, it's the only way to admire the countryside close-up, to discover its secret hideaways and to immerse yourself in a bucolic atmosphere. One of the most famous tours is the Longhut trail which includes a homestay at the Khum village and ends with a 1.5- to 2-hour trek through the rice fields and forest until the final destination, Tad Sae waterfalls. Tours include all transfers, an English-speaking guide, picnic lunch and drink, boat transfers, plus more. Check out the website below for one local provider.
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