Kuang Si Waterfall in Laos

One of the most popular stops outside of Luang Prabang, Laos is the Kuang Si waterfall. Before the trip, I had done some research on how to get to the waterfall. If you click here, you can read about all the different options. Luckily, our guesthouse had a trip planned so we just tagged along with them.

We walked around the bear sanctuary on our way to the waterfall. The bears in the sanctuary have been rescued and now live a safe and playful life.

It had rained like crazy the day before we visited the Kuang Si Waterfall, which meant the crystal blue water I was expecting to see was nowhere to be found. I was a little disappointed, but it’s not every day you see so much water tumbling over a usually peaceful waterfall.

We had to watch where we walked because the water had overflowed onto part of the walkway. Surprisingly, we did see some people trying to swim in the water. It was too cold and dirty for me to even try.

The sun glare made it difficult to photograph, but below is the big waterfall.

We climbed up alongside the big waterfall and were able to hang out at the top for a bit. We hiked 20 minutes up this vertical rock/mud/dirt surface. It was extremely treacherous, but I loved it!

There were several bridges for us to walk across at the top and we were able to peer over the edge of the waterfall. We took another way down that included stairs overflowing with water.

The day was a little different than I expected, but it was very adventurous! I’d love to go back someday and check out the waterfall when the water isn’t as crazy!

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