The Scintillating Allure of Kuang Si Waterfalls
The turgid Kuang Si waterfall of Laos, Cambodia is one of the many natural crown jewels of the area. It is a travertine or three tier waterfall that is located approximately 29 kilometers south of the Luang Prabang province. The waterfall is a popular natural attraction for scores of tourists in Laos. Kuang Si originates in shallow pools aloft the steep escarpments of the surrounding hills and cascades down the 200 feet vertical incline into the main fall below. The frothy water as depicted in this vinyl fridge magnet then collects in the placid azure colored pools located below the fall. The fall and its surrounding environs constitute a breathtaking sight. Swimming in the tranquil pools below is permitted in certain demarcated areas. For a small admission fee, one can gain access to the waterfall through well maintained bridges and walkways that flank both sides of the cascading surf. The grassy lawns, which abut the waterfall, remain cool and well shaded from the sun, making it an ideal venue for family picnics. To facilitate this family activity, there are numerous picnic benches around the park equipped with small wooden huts where people can change. The park also includes toilet and restroom facilities. Several trails from the park lead to the top of the mountains, where there exist more cool natural pools and a panoramic view of the forest.
How to Get To Kuang Si Waterfalls
Hailing a tuk tuk is the best way to reach the falls from the town area. Boats can also be availed of, if you desire a more laidback journey. It takes roughly an hour to get to the waterfalls by tuk tuk, which would cost you anything between $5 and $10. Several hotels and guesthouses provide guests with their own transportation to the falls. Additionally, there are two mini buses that ply between Naluang Mini Bus Station and the Kuang Si waterfalls.