Kuang Si Waterfalls
The largest and most breath-taking of Luang Prabang’s waterfalls, Tad Kuang Si. The water in Kuang Si’s shallow pools remains cool throughout the year and is a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists alike – especially in summer when you need an escape from the scorching heat!
Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre
After entering the waterfalls, Tad Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre also known as “Free the Bears sanctuary” is only a short walk away. FTB provides a home to over 50 Asiatic Black Bears. It is worth noting that this sanctuary does not receive any money from the park entrance fees, thus any support in the way of a donation or purchase of their merchandise, helps them maintain the rescue center.
Swimming at Kuang Si Waterfalls
Enjoy a refreshing dip in the turquoise blue waters of Tad Kuang Si. Change rooms located near the swimming areas.
Trek to the top of Kuang Si Waterfalls
You may choose to trek up to the top of the Kuang Si Waterfalls and visit the peaceful oasis that lies at its peak. Approximate time: 45m – 1-hour return. Depending on your pace.
Lao Buffalo Diary & Butterfly Park
Via land and en route to Kuang Si Waterfalls lies Butterfly Park and Lao Buffalo Dairy. We included a stop at one of these sites so do let us know which attraction you would like to have on your tour. If you would like to stop at both, let us know.
Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm – Tour #1
Located 7km from Kuang Si Waterfalls, you’ll find Lao’s first Buffalo Dairy Farm. This new socially-responsible enterprise is pioneering a brand-new industry in Laos – sustainable cheese. Run by a group of expatriates who now call Luang Prabang home, they started a commercial dairy and production facility to produce yogurt, cheese, and ice cream for local and overseas consumption – staples that were part of their diet that was hard to find in Laos.
Kuang Si Butterfly Park
The Kuang Si Butterfly Park is one of Luang Prabang’s top eco-attractions. Located near the entrance of the Kuang Si Waterfalls, the Butterfly Park aims to raise awareness about the vulnerability of Laos’ ecosystem and educate visitors about the value of preservation of local nature and wildlife. Visitors are encouraged to wander through their landscaped rock gardens and learn about many varieties of butterflies and tropical plants that are on display.