Waterfalls and elephants in luxuriant rainforest
Luang Prabang is known for its gentle citizens downtown, but its natural landscapes in the outskirts are no less charming.
One of these is the Tad Sae Waterfall, just 11 km away from downtown. To reach it, we take a long-tail boat ride upstream along the Nam Khan River, one of the tributaries of the Mekong.
This is rainforest filled with the sound of twittering birds and rippling streams. Not too far from the riverbank, we discover the waterfall. It is not very tall but is very wide and multilayered, and interspersed by boulders and trees, the water tumbling down tier upon tier, forming pools along its descent.
The water is blue and clear and many young people climb
Tad Sae Waterfall is multilayered and interspersed by boulders and trees. It provides such activities as swimming, mountainclimbing, ziplining and elephant-riding.