The Kuang Si falls are probably one of Laos most famous tourist attractions. Close to the cozy town of Luang Prabang, with its famous night market and excellent food, you will find a cascade of clear water dropping down in front of your eyes. Everywhere you look in the town center, somebody will try to sell you a tour to this tourist destination. Well, don’t. Wait until after lunchtime and then see which desperate tuc tuc drivers didn’t make a sale. These are the ones you will want to talk to because they have been unable to score money and are therefore still looking to make some in the afternoon. You’ll find yourself in the power position to drive the small 30 kilometers from the town and back. Prepare yourself for a bumpy ride, but it is definitely worth it.
It will take you about two hours to see it all, maybe have a plunge in one of the pools or walk to the top (well worth it!). I couldn’t resist testing my balancing skills with my little Osprey daypack on one of the cascades. Didn’t fall in! As far as my outfit goes, yes I’m wearing a long sleeves shirt and long trousers. When you are in the north of Laos around the winter months it can get pretty cold. While we were there it heated up during the day but the night and wind gave us a good chill. That’s why I love traveling with my River Island ripped denim. It’s good for chilly nights/colder days but it will not overheat you once the sun does come up.
Luang Prabang has a lot more to offer than these waterfalls, which are admittedly, its most popular attraction. If you are planning to spend a few days here, check out this itinerary for three days in Luang Prabang by a fellow travel blogger.
Pants // River Island
Shirt // H&M
Backpack // Osprey Ozone 70 Daypack