Kuang Si Falls Description:
The Kuang Si Falls are one of the most popular excursions near the city of Luang Prabang.
Visitors can explore the three tiers of Kuang Si Falls via several walking trails that wind through the jungle. Turquoise water cascades into picture perfect pools that are often filled with travelers and locals looking to escape the warm daytime temperatures. As visitors approach the area they see the final tier of the Kuang Si Falls is a 200 foot cascade that pours into a large swimming hole framed by a pair of foot bridges. From here, it’s easy to take a network of trails that wander through the jungle to the higher levels of the falls. The higher ranges of the falls are usually less crowded, and have spectacular views of the surrounding countryside as well as a number of perfect swimming holes.
The Kuang Si Butterfly Park is located just before the path that leads to the falls. Visitors can take a guided walking tour of the beautiful netted gardens to learn about the hundreds of species of butterflies that inhabit Laos.
Best Time to Visit Kuang Si Falls:
Visit the area between November and May for the best sightseeing weather. As warmer weather blows through in June, the Kuang Si Falls become an increasingly popular destination among both the local population and travelers. The warmer weather continues through October, and the extra rain fall that comes during the latter half of the year makes the Kuang Si Falls and the surrounding forests particularly beautiful.
How to get to Kuang Si Falls:
The Kuang Si Falls are about 12 miles from the city of Luang Prabang in north central Laos. The area is typically reached overland in a private vehicle while on a Laos tour, but a cruise up the Mekong River to the area is excellent alternative to the land route.
Kuang Si Falls Highlights:
The Kuang Si Falls are one of the most popular day trips outside the city of Luang Prabang. A splendid location to beat the daytime heat anytime of the year, the falls are one of the most beautiful locations in Luang Prabang Province, and should not be missed on a luxury tour of Laos.
Swimwear is recommended. Bring a good pair of shoes if you’d like to explore the trails that lead to the other tiers of the waterfalls.