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Tad Lo and Tad Hang Waterfalls: The Hidden Gems of Saravan

Source: Vientiane Times

Saravan province in southern Laos is home to two breathtaking waterfalls named Tad Lo and Tad Hang. These hidden gems offer a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural world.

These two waterfalls combine to create a stunning cascade located in the heart of Saravan province. Surrounded by dense jungle foliage and the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves, Tad Lo offers a peaceful retreat for those seeking a place of tranquility.


The waterfall tumbles gracefully over rocky cliffs, creating a mesmerizing display of nature’s power and beauty. Visitors can take a refreshing dip in the cool waters of the pool at the base of the waterfall or simply relax on the riverbank, have a drink, enjoy the local food, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

Located in Sanvangyai village, 31 kilometers from the nearest town on Road No. 20 running between Saravan and Pakxe, the water originates from the Xeset River in Xekong province.

(L) Tad Hang Waterfall (R) Tad Lo Waterfall

Tad Lo is the uppermost waterfall and ends in a large pool which is perfect for people who like swimming. Tad Hang is a smaller but larger cascade that flows through and against the edge of the rocks; its charm lies in its secluded location and untouched beauty.

The crystal clear waters of Tad Hang cascade gently over moss-covered rocks, creating a picture-perfect scene that is straight out of a postcard. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely swim in the tranquil pool or simply bask in the natural beauty that surrounds them.

In addition to the waterfalls, it’s possible to take a hike through dense forests and also get panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. Nature lovers can marvel at the exotic flora and fauna that thrive in this majestic environment while watching birds flitting through the trees and sometimes standing motionless on a rock in the hope of catching a fish.

Travelers can relax in a comfortable lodge that looks like a homestay and has scenic views of the waterfalls and environs. This rustic accommodation offers a unique opportunity to soak up the local culture and hospitality and provides a comfortable and authentic experience for people who want to connect with the natural beauty of Saravan.

For those wanting an unforgettable experience, consider visiting Tad Lo and Tad Hang in the rainy season when the waterfalls are at their most impressive. The increased flow of water creates an amazing show that is sure to leave a lasting impression on everyone who sees it.

This writer visited the falls last month when the water level was fairly low but was still cascading over the rocks and was very clear so we could see fish swimming in the deep water.

I spent a lot of time at Tad Lo because it has some very nice huts where I enjoyed lunch with some friends. The water was warm but we felt chilly when sitting close to the waterfall, so we decided not to swim but just to sit in the hut with our feet in the water and watch other people swimming and jumping in the river.

Tad Lo and Tad Hang offer a peaceful retreat for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With their lush jungle surroundings and opportunities for adventure, these hidden treasures are sure to captivate the hearts of all who visit. So pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through the natural wonders of Saravan province.