"Tad Lang Waterfall" Top 5 Page for this destination Ban Phonsavan Off The Beaten Path Tip by DSwede
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When coming through the valley looking for the Tad Lang Waterfall, we were searching the nearby mountain sides for steep slopes, cliffs and the sound of water. We found no such thing. Just when we thought the path we were going down was the end of a joke being played on our expense, there it was!
The waterfall did not start high in the wooded mountains and come cascading down to the valley floor on a wooded slope like we were expecting. Instead, the soft valley that we had been cycling was in fact the headwaters. The wide open clearing that we just sauntered through, starts with a modestly quiet stream and then around an unassuming bend around a hill, you realize you are on a high plateau, and in truth, the river quickly torrents away into the depths of the hidden valley.
Just before Plain of Jars Site #2 pay gate, take a left for another ~4km to the Tad Lang waterfall. Just as to be expected from dirt roads, they can be quite fun when wet. 4x4's are required during the wet season. Cars and scooters can be fun even when "dry". The quite and sleepy villages and country homes were open with lots of curious and smiling locals. The cost to visit the waterfall is free.
Please see my Self Tour Plain of Jars tip for details on how to get a scooter and how to get to Site #2.
At the end of this road, you will have to park, and cross a river (there was no bridge, so must walk through over the rocks but no deeper than your knees). From here, follow the only path for about 5 minutes. You will find yourself at the top of the waterfall.
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