The Kuang Si waterfalls, south of Luang Prabang,
are among the most beautiful waterfalls in Asia.
Some tourist attractions are overhyped, but these falls do justice to their reputation,
so strikingly beautiful are they.
Let us show you their beauty and tranquillity.
The pale turquoise blue water that tumbles from the thick jungle above
into perfectly sculpted limestone pools below
might just be the ultimate highlight of any trip to Laos.
Legend has it that a wise old man summoned the water by digging into the earth.
Then a golden deer made its home under a rock protruding from under the new waters.
Thats where the name Kuang Si comes from: kuang means deer, and si means dig.
How does the waterfall get its blue collar?
The water flows over limestone rocks, which contains a large amount of calcium carbonate.
Because the water is full of small limestone particles, the light is reflected and the water turns blue.
In addition to taking photos of this natural phenomenon, you can also take a dip here
to cool off and relax.
Kuang Si's pools are basically like swimming in the sky on a warm summer's day.
Little fish will come up and started nibbling on your feet.
They are like the ones at a fish spa. So a free foot treatment is included..
Near the entrance is the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre.
The centre is operated by Free the Bears,
and is home to more than 20 Asiatic Black Bears or Moon Bears.
They live their entire lives in cages to have their bile harvested,
which is used in Chinese medicine.
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