Tad Pha Suam
Accessed by passing through an old, exciting bridge, Tad Pha Suam is one of Bolaven Plateau’s waterfall wonders where visitors can immerse themselves in swimming, relaxation, meditation, and knowing locals better.
The drive to Tad Pha Suam is not the easiest — you need to get through bumpy roads, pristine forests, and a wooden bridge that would challenge those who have a fear of heights — but you’ll always know it’s worth it once you get to the waterfalls. Even during hot seasons, the force of the fall is always strong and the water always fresh, clean, and cool — the almost ethereal-beauty of the falls is most inviting after several hours of travel. Around the falls are tribal villages where you can interact with people and buy locally made colourful sarongs for souvenirs, fruit stalls that sell fresh produce, and simple restaurants where you can indulge in home-cooked Lao delicacies.
Tad Pha Suam is located at Ba Chiang, Laos, 33 kilometres from the town of Pakse.
Opening Days and Hours
The waterfalls can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the falls is LAK 20,000 (USD 2.4).
How to Get There
- If you are coming from Vientiane and Savannakhet, you can fly to Pakse via Lao Airlines.
- You can also take the bus from Vientiane.
- Hire a motorbike or a tuk-tuk to Tad Pha Suam.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can spend 2 to 4 hours in Tad Pha Suam.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Best time to visit the falls is during Laos’ rainy season that begins in May and ends in November.
Dine and enjoy refreshing drinks at Uttayan Biacheng Resort restaurant, the nearest dining option. Guests can also bring their own food and drinks.
- Tad Fane
- Tad Yuang
- Tad Lo and Tad Hang
Find accommodations from nearby resorts such as Baan E-tu Resort, Tad Fane Resort, Sinouk Coffee Resort, and Sabaidee Valley Resort.