I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls in my travels. When I heard that Luang Prabong’s top attraction was yet another waterfall, Kuang Si falls, I was not excited. How different could it be from the ones I’ve already seen, I figured. On my prior trip here ten years aga, I did not even visit the waterfall, because I didn’t want to deal with tuk tuk drivers.
But this time I had my own wheels, so there was no reason not to go. So I headed out early enough to beat the busloads of Chinese tourists. It turned out that they were quite spectacular. The pools of water were a beautiful turquoise blue, and there were many small white falls cascading over rocks.
The big attraction was the tall main falls, which were an incredible sight. Traveling alone, I only stayed an hour or so, which was enough time to photograph the falls. After that big groups of tourists started arriving. But if you’re traveling in a group, you could spend hours here, swimming and relaxing.
Kuang Si is a must-see attraction in Luang Pragang.