Kuang Si Waterfall and Rescued Bears

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Kuang Si Waterfall and Rescued Bears

Kuang Si Waterfall

Ever since I saw my first waterfall in India, I’ve been in love. I make it a point to research waterfalls in the area and visit them if possible. We were in luck, because right outside Luang Prabang is the Kuang Si Waterfall!

Rescued Bear Sanctuary

To get to the waterfall, you first walk through a bear sanctuary that is a part of the area. These guys were rescued from poachers in the jungle and unable to be rehabilitated into the wild, but these cuties live a pretty good life now. They play on rope swings all day, have giant hammocks to lay in, and their enclosures are massive so they have room to roam.
While we were there, they were really active. We were able to watch them eat fruit, climb on their playground, and play with each other. Each one has a distinct personality!

Turquoise Pools

After walking a little past the bear sanctuary, you start to come upon the base of the pools that the waterfall creates. Shimmery turquoise water forms swimming holes as a series of cascades continuously fills the pools. Swimming is allowed in the lower pools, so bring your swimsuit! The water feels glorious. Keep walking though afterwards, because the crowned jewel is about a half-mile past the bottom pool.

Kuang Si Waterfall
Kuang Si Waterfall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuang Si Waterfall

Dropping 200 feet, theΒ giant waterfall crashes down over a rock face that pushes the water in multiple directions. If this entire park isn’t tropical paradise, I don’t know what is!

 

Climb up to the top of the waterfall via two trails on either side of the main falls. If you choose the one to the right, be warned that it is extremely strenuous. The one on the left will lead you up as well, just along a much easier pathway that seems much more maintained than the other.

If you’re hungry, there are restaurants both inside and outside the park. Many tours will offer a bag lunch as a part of the package. To get here, follow the main road leading from Luang Prabang past the gas station for about 22 KM and follow the signs (it’s really easy, I promise!). Either that or join a tour, or hire a taxi.Β Make sure you have enough time though to relax at the pools and take in all the beauty!

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