Kuang Si Falls, Laos

There are several waterfalls near Luang Prabang, and after reading up on them it seemed that Kuang Si falls was the best one to visit during the dry season, when some waterfalls all but disappear. Even after doing our research, nothing prepared us for how amazing this series of cascades and pools would be. I’m pretty sure the pictures don’t do it justice, but they come closer than words can.



Minerals in the water made some of the more shallow pools an iridescent light turquoise-y blue-green color. As a side bonus, the minerals made a fantastic natural cleanser for our travel weary (and dirty) feet.







There was a line of folks to jump off of a rope tied into a tree about 15-20 feet above the water, while what seemed like hundreds of people watched. Too much of an audience for me, but John took a jump.


And next, John bravely jumped off one of the ‘smaller’ waterfalls, that was about 10 feet high. But even at that shorter height, I still didn’t get up the nerve … maybe next time.


2 thoughts on “Kuang Si Falls, Laos

  1. long time reader, first time commenter.
    (aka we met on the night train from Hanoi! and i’m just now in Vang Vieng and seeking your sage wisdom about what to hit while in the area and how long to take! Will definitely add this to my itin. in LP. Many thanks and hope you are traveling well!

    • Hey Karen! Great to hear from you – hope you’re enjoying your travels. Definitely go tubing in VV and there are also several cool caves. We rented motorscootors, but the roads outside of town are a bit rough. Have fun!

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