Paradise Found at Kouang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang, Laos

Paradise Found at Kouang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang, Laos

Blow Your Trumpet

Trumpet flowers, hiking trails, and clear swimming pools are just a few of the delights found in this little piece of paradise at Kouang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos.

The ancient capital city of Luang Prabang has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995; the city and surrounding area boast so many attractive options, we weren’t sure how to start our first day. After an early outdoor breakfast and a short discussion on how best to spend our day, we opted to save our town walkabout for the next day.

An afternoon hike was the tall order of the day and we decided to do so at Tat Kouang Si, a gorgeous scenic area 32 km south of Luang Prabang.

This beautiful public park boasts walking trails, shelters and picnic tables. Its biggest drawcard is the tiered waterfall, which flows down over limestone outcroppings and into idyllic natural aquamarine swimming pools. We hired a tuk-tuk to take us there and paid a modest $1.50 US admission fee.

We ventured along the left side of the pools, following the trail enveloped in cascading trumpet flowers in white and yellow. At some points, we had to cross over streams as we progressed slowly up the hillside. There were swimming pools at various stages of our climb.

We decided to climb to the very top to see the mouth of the waterfall, which was a good 100 meters in height. Our afternoon swim was well-deserved at the end of our hike and we were more than happy to shed our things and jump directly into the cold, clear water. I highly recommend making this journey to anyone traveling to Luang Prabang. It’s heaven.

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Blue Pools

Ready To Plunge

John

John sizes up the depth of the water before making the plunge.

Boy on Water

A young local boy watches as John makes the biggest splash of the day.

Carrie
Kouang Si Waterfall

 

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

5 thoughts on “Paradise Found at Kouang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang, Laos

    laomate

    (December 24, 2007 - 3:09 pm)

    very beautiful photos and story indeed.

    Ashish

    (December 24, 2007 - 8:22 pm)

    wow … Beautiful Pictures. Especially the first one is great. Thanks for sharing them with us 🙂

    fightingwindmills

    (December 27, 2007 - 3:16 am)

    Gorgeous! The first photo is one of the prettiest I have ever seen! 🙂 Thanks for posting them!

    globetrotteri

    (December 26, 2007 - 11:18 pm)

    Laomate and Ashish,

    Thanks for stopping by. Laos is unbelievable. I can’t wait to go back.

    Kim

    (December 27, 2007 - 3:09 pm)

    Gorgeous pictures, another destination to add to my must-visit list 🙂

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