How can I describe the Kuang Si waterfalls? This is the type of destination where you see a photograph of it in a coffee table book and think to yourself, “there’s no way a place like this exists on this planet.” Well, believe it! Though it draws a big crowd on the weekends - both locals and tourists - it’s busy for good reason. The water is an unearthly shade of blue from the limestone, and just as refreshing as it looks!
From the parking lot it’s an easy 5-minute walk to the first pool, and the other 3-4 pools follow shortly after. Take your pick and go for a swim! The main pool has a popular jumping platform (a tree, actually) from which to put your acrobatics on display. Whether you plan to swim or not, the Kuang Si Waterfalls are a beautiful stop on any Luang Prabang itinerary.