Kuang Si Waterfall in Laos – Heaven on Earth
One of the highlights of a traveler’s stay in Luang Prabang, Laos usually includes a day trip to the Kuang Si Waterfalls (sometimes spelled Kuang Xi). We shared the 180 Kip tuk tuk ride with another couple who we had met the day before on our bus from Vang Vieng.
I’m grateful we decided to beat the crowds and arrive at the falls before the afternoon busses and hoards of people. We almost had the falls to ourselves. Although, we did have to brave swimming before the afternoon sun hit the blue-green pools of water.
Bring your suit and don’t forget to spray on the mosquito repellent. Contrary to popular belief, mosquito repellent is not something you only put on before you head out in the evening. Our travel buddy found out the hard way that Dengue Fever is contracted during daylight hours and this place is a breeding ground for those suckers.
Scott and I didn’t wear any because this is actually when we first learned this fun fact about Dengue Fever.
You can swim in one of the pools which also has a fun rope swing and falls to jump off. There are some pools that are non-swimming areas, so pay attention to the signs.
Read More: The Ultimate Laos Travel Guide