Kuang Si Falls (Kouangxi falls) in Luang Prabang, cataracts are also called water Kouangxi located just outside Luang Prabang (Laos). Bus Kuang Si, opening hours, entrance fee, map information and Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls

The Falls Kuang if is a small aquatic paradise which is located on the outskirts of Luang Prabang in Laos. Kuang Si falls is a beautiful place where they have formed various levels of water falls in a natural environment of beauty without equal, where is also possible go for a swim, jump on liana from trees and for the more adventurous, climbing up to the rocks where the water with all their strength in Kuang Si falls.



Information about Kuang Si falls


Kuang Si falls are some water falls located about 25 kilometers southeast of the city of Luang Prabang. Kuang Si falls comprise several levels, at the bottom just they are ponds of water but in its highest part, the water falls from a height of 60 meters.

Kuang falls if also known as Kuang Xi, Kouangxi and Tat Kuang if (Tat means waterfall in Lao language), includes a small natural park that includes, in addition to cataracts, a Center of recovery of bears and an picnic area.

Kuang Xi Falls
Kuang Xi Falls

Kuang Si Falls


Kuang Si falls is one of the major attractions of the city of Luang Prabang, it's a natural area filled with trees, vegetation and water. Kuang Si is a huge waterfall that spans several levels to follow his road to the Mekong River.

Kouangxi falls
Kouangxi falls

At the bottom of Kuang Si falls, the water flows a slowly and with little force, falling by different levels of low-rise. The depth does not exceed half a meter at the bottom.

Bridge at Kuang Si Falls
Bridge at Kuang Si Falls

But the turquoise waters, crystal clear and calm fury they become in the highest part of Kuang Si, where the water falls from a height of 60 meters.

Kuang Si Falls Luang Prabang
Kuang Si Falls Luang Prabang

Although it is possible to get close to the rocks to try and climb and climb and finally reach as close to the water in its fall on top of Kuang Si, it is best to see the natural spectacle from a wooden bridge at a distance reasonable.

There is also a small path that goes up to the top of the waterfall, where it can observe closely as the water falls, this path involves some difficulty and should take extra precautions.

Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang
Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang

Walking path Kuang Si Falls is clearly marked and adapted for tourist visits, although no longer a way of trekking in the midst of nature and therefore it should be a little careful not to slip, as is easy to get distracted looking at this incredible landscape.

Kuang Si Falls Luang Prabang (Laos)
Kuang Si Falls Luang Prabang (Laos)

Kuang Si Falls are the largest in Southeast Asia, but they have nothing to envy the famous the Bolaven Plateau Waterfalls.

Tat Kuang Si (Laos)
Tat Kuang Si (Laos)

At the bottom, it is very common to find tourists bathing. In the middle part of the ascent to the Kuang Si falls, there are vines hanging from a tree to jump from trees and dive into the water of Kuang Si.

Certain areas of the Falls Kuang If permitdo bathing, clearly marked with signs

Kuang Xi Waterfalls - Luang Prabang
Kuang Xi Waterfalls - Luang Prabang

At the top of the falls Kuang Si, where there is access for cars, has installed an picnic area. Depending on the flow of water, some jobs may be partially waterlogged, situation that take advantage of children and inexperienced swimmers to play with water.

Tat Kuang Si - Luang Prabang
Picnic Area at Tat Kuang Si - Luang Prabang

Although Laos has no beach, the crystal blue waters of Kuang If they forget the sand and sun.

Falls Kuang Si Falls
Falls Kuang Si Falls

The Kuang Si falls flow year-round, spring is the time of year where there is less water flow.

Kouangxi Falls - Luang Prabang
Kouangxi Falls - Luang Prabang

It takes between 5 and 10 minutes to walk from the front door of Kuang Si to the top of the falls. At the main entrance there are restaurants, fruit stands, restrooms and a place to change clothes.

Kuang Si Falls (Laos)
Kuang Si Falls (Laos)


Center rescue and recovery of bears


At the same venue of the Kuang Si falls there is an Center of rescue and recovery of bears called Tat Kuang if Rescue Centre. It is a private initiative of a group of Australians which are responsible of rescuing bears from the hands of poachers and provide them with a home.

The Recovery Center bears not collecting money from the entrance to the Kuang Si falls, therefore those travelers who wish to contribute to the cause can leave your donations there same or buy souvenirs and memories of the bears, for example t-shirts.

The nicest part of this place is to see the bears roam freely around the grounds.

Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre
Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre


How to go to Kuang Si falls


The Kuang falls if there are 25 kilometers southeast of the city of Luang Prabang ( Laos), in a natural park where there is a rescue of bears and a Butterfly Center.

To get to the Kuang cascade if it can rent a bike in Luang Prabang for 20,000 kip a day, use a tuk-tuk (recommended and most popular option), rent a scooter for 80,000 kip a day, boat or you can take the regular line bus.

Due to the State of the pavement and that it is a mountain road, is usually takes 40 minutes to reach Kuang Si falls from Luang Prabang, the views and the scenery on the way is spectacular.



Bus falls If the Kuang


So there is only a bus between Luang Prabang and the Kuang Si falls. This bus available only schedule is: departure from the station of bus Naluang to 12:00 and return to Luang Prabang at 14:00 from cataracts Kuang if (the bus waiting 2 hours in the area of the falls). The price of the bus ticket is 40,000 kip for a ticket of return.

Tuk- tuk to Kuang If cataracts


One recommended option and more to reach the falls popular Kuang Si is to use a tuk-tuk. It negotiates directly with any driver tuk tuk from the streets of Luang Prabang, he is haggle the price depends on the number of people and timeout at Kuang Si falls. The regular price of the tuk-tuk falls Kuang if 60,000 kip per person (€ 5), if you are travelling alone the price increases and if 3 or 4 people are travellers that price can be reduced to half.

Tuk- tuk to go to Kuang Si falls
Tuk- tuk to go to Kuang Si falls

It takes 50 minutes
to travel the distance to Luang Prabang from the Kuang Si falls, since a section of the road is not paved.

Tuk- tuk to the Kuang Si Falls
Tuk- tuk to the Kuang Si Falls


Opening hours and entrance fee to the Kuang Si Falls


The Kuang Si falls are open daily from 8:00 until 17:30 , i.e. While it is day. The price of admission to Kuang Si are 20,000 kip (approx. €2, see) Currency of Laos(), the ticket of entrance to the falls Kuang Si is purchased at the box office next to the entrance to the enclosure. This ticket allows you to visit Kuang Si, Central falls rescue of bear and Butterfly Park.

Entrance ticket to Kuang Si Falls
Entrance ticket to Kuang Si Falls


Recommendations for the Kuang Si falls

  • We recommend day visit Kuang Si Falls and Pak Ou Caves. For this purpose it is necessary to organize both visits by free, it is very easy, it is best to go to the access stairs to the Wat Xieng Thong and there to negotiate with a boat captain Laotian both visits. The captain will manage the tuk - tuk that takes you to the falls.
  • For those who do not want to visit the caves of Pak Ou, the trip can be negotiated directly with a tuk-tuk's to the Kuang Si falls and back.
  • It is advisable to wear flat shoes and if you want to enjoy the water and take a swim, footwear and swimwear (eye that to access the enclosure, it is necessary to wear shirt, is not allowed to go to bare chest).
  • At the falls there is a picnic area and food stalls at the entrance, I recommend eating at Kuang Si Falls.
  • Avoid the crowds of tourists: Sunday is the day where many Laotians come to the Kuang Si falls and therefore the day of the week with greater numbers of people. Around from 13:00 it is full of people who have caught the 12:00 bus from Luang Prabang.
  • The best time to visit the Kuang Si falls is in the morning, around 11:00.

Main gateway to the Kuang Si Falls Caratas
Main gateway to the Kuang Si Falls Caratas

Video of the Kuang Si Falls


This is a video of the Kuang falls if where the beauty of the place and the force of the water can be seen.


Video of the Falls Kuang Si - Luang Prabang - Laos

Video of the rescue and recovery center bears


A beautiful video of the work being done in the middle of rescue and recovery bears Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre.


Video of the rescue and recovery center bears

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