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Luang Prabang, Laos - Kuangsi Waterfall Park (December 2010)

A great day trip to take when visiting Luang Prabang, Laos is to Kuangsi Waterfall Park, which is located about 30 kilometers away. It is a beautiful and natural getaway with limestone formations, beautiful jungle pools for swimming and of many splendid waterfalls, which splash through the national park. You enter the park at the bottom of the falls. As you work your way up to the major Kuangsi Waterfalls, which are 180 feet high, you experience ever stronger and bigger currents and falls, leading up to the crescendo of the major falls, which are spectacular. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. The water collects in numerous turquoise blue pools, which are wonderful for swimming as water flows downstream. If you want to experience nature’s beauty and a natural wonder when in Laos, Kuangsi Waterfall Park is the place to go.

Luang Prabang Kuangsi WaterFall Park (December 2010) cover page.
Luang Prabang Kuangsi WaterFall Park (December 2010) cover page.
Map of Laos with the star indicating Luang Prabang.
Map of Laos with the star indicating Luang Prabang.
On the way to Kuangsi WaterFall Park, we passed this Lao man riding a large elephant.
On the way to Kuangsi WaterFall Park, we passed this Lao man riding a large elephant.
We stopped so that I could get a photo of him passing.
We stopped so that I could get a photo of him passing.
My first view of the natural blue waters of Kuangsi Park.
My first view of the natural blue waters of Kuangsi Park.
A winding trail takes you into the park passing by some locals who live there.
A winding trail takes you into the park passing by some locals who live there.
A typical Lao house inside the park.
A typical Lao house inside the park.
A colorful rooster was sitting on his perch.  He had already crowed since it was past dawn.
A colorful rooster was sitting on his perch. He had already crowed since it was past dawn.
A local Lao boy washing his feet in the stream.
A local Lao boy washing his feet in the stream.
We are approaching some mini falls on the way to the much bigger Kuangsi Waterfalls.
We are approaching some mini falls on the way to the much bigger Kuangsi Waterfalls.
Sign for the Kuangsi Waterfall Park.
Sign for the Kuangsi Waterfall Park.
Walking down the winding path, you come to a small enclosure displaying black bears.
Walking down the winding path, you come to a small enclosure displaying black bears.
We approached this quaint wooden bridge.
We approached this quaint wooden bridge.
The falls are getting bigger.
The falls are getting bigger.
The guide took this picture of me.
The guide took this picture of me.
Close-up of the ever increasing falls.
Close-up of the ever increasing falls.
Me standing on a tree with a rope swing.
Me standing on a tree with a rope swing.
Wooden bridge with an ancient tree in the background.
Wooden bridge with an ancient tree in the background.
Close-up of the tree which was huge.
Close-up of the tree which was huge.
The falls are now on multiple levels.
The falls are now on multiple levels.
People swim in these pools.
People swim in these pools.
Larger falls through the trees.
Larger falls through the trees.
A cascade of water flowing from the ever-growing falls.
A cascade of water flowing from the ever-growing falls.
The falls are getting bigger and stronger.
The falls are getting bigger and stronger.
A wild poinsettia in the park.
A wild poinsettia in the park.
Magnificent view of Kuangsi Waterfall.
Magnificent view of Kuangsi Waterfall.
Close-up of the waterfall.  It is 180 feet high.
Close-up of the waterfall. It is 180 feet high.
From this vantage point, you can see how high the falls are.
From this vantage point, you can see how high the falls are.
Who ever wrote this still needs to work on their English!
Who ever wrote this still needs to work on their English!
A lower view of the Kuangsi Waterfalls.
A lower view of the Kuangsi Waterfalls.
Close-up of the falls splashing below.
Close-up of the falls splashing below.
Interesting piping system with water flowing.
Interesting piping system with water flowing.
Nice wild flower in Kuangsi Waterfall Park.
Nice wild flower in Kuangsi Waterfall Park.