Kuang Xi Waterfall in Luang PrabangPosted on Sep 04 in Kuang Xi Waterfall ~ Luang Prabang, Laos, Luang Prabangby ShelynPrint
I missed these magnificent turquoise blue cascades in Huang Long (黄龙) when I visited Jiu Zhai Gou （九寨沟） in China few years ago due to the place was closed in winter.
It was totally out of expectation that I would find the same breathtaking turquoise blue cascades in Luang Prabang. Don’t they look so similar and are equally fascinating?
Kuang Xi waterfall is about 29km from Luang Prabang town and it takes 30 minutes to reach there with tut tut. Along the way to Kuang Xi waterfall, we passed by villages, padi fields and hills which kept us occupied while enjoying the cool breeze on the hill. We bumped into the small kids carried big basket of woods on their back walking by themselves on the street without any adults. I’m so regret that I missed the opportunity to take a picture of them. One of the kids is so small that she’s probably just 4 year old with a huge basket on her back that makes her body looked even more tiny. She’s so cute and tiny that I can’t seem to take away her picture from my mind.
So if you’re really into photography, you might want to consider renting a bicycle or motorcycle to travel around the villages.
You can’t escape from paying wherever you go in Laos. Entrance fee to the park is 20,000 kip per person, which is USD2.2 (or MYR 8 ). It’s only about 5 minutes walk from the entrance to the waterfall.
Is it? The water was so clean that it deceived me to have an impression that we have reached the top hill.
We both were so amazed and Don said“When I read the sign board at the entrance describing the water is turquoise I didn’t believe at all. Mana tau (who knows)…”
“It’s so like the lakes in Jiu Zhai Gou (九寨沟)”
“Totally unexpected… look at the waterfall in Malaysia, look at Kajang Waterfall… the water is brown in color, the trashes are everywhere…”
“Don’t compare like this”
“But it’s so clean here… look…no trash at all!”
“Blame our government then”
And finally! Needless to say, it’s just simply stunning.
Lesson learned: Charge the battery everyday.
Nonetheless, we had great day here in Kuang Xi waterfall and Don enjoyed it so much to climb up to the tree, swing into the water, repeat the same process for many times, until his palms swelled.
Expenses to Kuang Xi Waterfall:
Tut Tut – 200,000 KIP (USD 22 or MYR 80) – you can further negotiate the price.
Entrance Fee – 20,000 KIP (USD2.2 or MYR 8 )
What to Bring:
Hat, sun-screen, swim suit, towel, extra clothes for changing, sandal/slipper, fully charged camera, water bottle, snacks (there are places for picnic), Lao Beers (water there is chilling enough, so dip your beer in the water).