Kuang Si Falls is a extravagant and the leading three tier waterfall of Luang Prabang in Laos. It is a must-see attraction of the area and often spelled as Kuang Xi. The cascade is located about 29 kilometers south of the town of Luang Prabang and starts with a shallow pool on top of a vertical hillside that leads to 50 m waterfall. It then flows downstream to a number of turquoise blue pools. You will notice numerous cascades that gives rise to travertine waterfalls.
The multi-tier waterfall can be reached by boat or local tuk-tuk or songthaeaw and on your way you will manage to have stunning natural views of the hills, the Hmong village and the terraced rice fields. You can understand when you get closer to the Kuang Si Falls as the weather suddenly become cool and fresh as the area is located at the higher altitude and surrounded by forest.
In order to visit the site, you need to pay a nominal admission fee. The area surrounding the waterfall is well-maintained and has a number of walkways as well as bridges that guide the visitor to the waterfall. The pools of the Kuang Si Falls are open to the visitors for swimming and interested hikers are allowed to climb to the apex of the waterfall or reach the upper river. The ambiance of the falls is really relaxing and the travelers will really appreciate the panoramic beauty of the area and if the weather permits, one will really be glad to swim in the cool waters of the cascade.