Fodor's Expert Review Tad Khuang Si Waterfall
A series of cascades surrounded by lush foliage, this attraction is popular with Lao residents and foreigners. Many visitors merely view the falls from the lower pool, where picnic tables and food vendors invite lingering, but a steep path through the forest leads to pools above the falls that are perfect for a swim. Two nearby diversions most groups include on a waterfall outing are a rescue center that rehabilitates bears saved from poachers, and a recently opened butterfly park (closed on Tuesday). The best time to visit the area is between November and April, after the rainy season. Watch your footing around the falls.