Ever considered a trip to Laos in South East Asia? Neither had I until this year. But, trust me, you aren’t going to want to miss this one.
Laos is a communist state and is one of the poorest countries in South East Asia but, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth a visit.
Quite the opposite. Landlocked Laos may not have beautiful beaches but it is home to the most incredible waterfall that I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing.
Not only does this waterfall have a multitude of levels, which means that you just keep being surprised at how beautiful and at how grand each new fall is, the park is also home to a bear conservation where they rescue and re-home bears.
If that still hasn’t got you hooked, I may be able win you over with the blue lagoon pools. These pools aren’t just pretty to look at, you can also get your costume on and swim in the clear water or, just sit on the edge and enjoy the feel of the cascading water rushing past your feet.
Now I know you’re interested…
But, just to add the cherry on top, you may also see the beautiful butterflies who flutter around the fairytale forest making it even more magical! Even better than just seeing them, these bold butterflies like to perch on an outstretched hand so if you’re lucky, and stay still enough, these winged beauties might even spend a fleeting moment in your company.
KUANGSI WATERFALL PARK
From the moment I arrived and saw the bears I knew that this place was special. Then, the further I walked and the more I saw the more overwhelmed and amazed I felt. This place is truly something from a dream world.
If you’re feeling athletic you can also trek to the top of the waterfall, which I didn’t realise until talking to other tourists after. If you’re into a good trek then it’s worth noting you can get to the top! Although the walk is a slightly strenuous one, I heard that the view is fantastic and well worth it. Take some snaps for me if you make it!
Walking not on the agenda? No worries. Whilst I was there I opted for a dip in the blue lagoon pool and this is definitely something not to miss. The water was incredible and so refreshing after walking around the park in the heat. Splash about in the pools, perch on one of the many rocks or sit patiently and receive a free foot massage from those feet loving fish! There are so many options, so make sure you don’t forget your swimwear and your towel!
Oh, and swim only in the designated areas. I have had bad experiences swimming in waterfalls and nearly being taken away by the current so this time I stuck to the rules and so now you’ve been warned too 🙈.
I hope this post has given you some new travel inspiration and has filled you with waterfall wanderlust! Or, if you know someone that could do with an amazing trip to Kungsai waterfalls then share this post with them.If Laos is now in your travel list then head in over to booking.com* to get yourself a great deal for your Luang Prabang stay. Use my link and stay in your accommodation to get yourself a £15 credit card refund.