Pha Tad Ke Botanical Gardens

Pha Tad Ke garden is located on the Mekong about 15 minutes south of Luang Prabang. It is the first botanical garden in Laos, created to be a regional research center with the first living collection of the flora of Laos. Thus, it provides opportunities for collaboration with international botanical institutions.

The Pha Tad Ke garden displays the Flora of Laos, a verdant oasis of gingers, orchids, ferns, bamboos, and palms clustered around the base of the stunning rocky Pha Tad Ke cliff looming over the Mekong River.

The center piece of Pha Tad Ke is a series of ethno-botanic gardens. Focusing on the relationship between Lao people and their plants, these gardens showcase plants used in medicine, handicraft, spiritual ceremonies as well as medicinal plants for elephants.

The Pha Tad Ke café offers a peaceful setting overlooking the lotus pond should you wish to stop for a healthy shake or refreshment. Their delicious food is prepared from fresh ingredients including medical plants and foods holding cultural connections. The shop at reception has unique local herb teas, interesting books, condiments and Pha Tad Ke souvenirs.

Helpful Information

Departing from Luang Prabang: 30m downriver.

Returning to Luang Prabang: 45m upriver.

Pha Tad Ke Gardens

Morning & afternoon garden excursion.

Private workshops.

Lotus pond Café

Shop at reception.


Everyday: 8am – 6pm

Note: Closed on Wednesday.