Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden

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

Nearby Attractions



South of Luang Prabang.

Dock Location

Pha Tad Ke Dock


Lotus pond Café
Shop at reception.

Cruising Time

Departing from LP: 30 mins

Returning to LP: 45 mins

Pha Tad Ke Activities

Morning & Afternoon Garden Excursion
Private Workshops

Hour of Operation

8am – 6pm daily. Closed on Wednesday.