Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden
Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, the first in Laos and home to almost 2,000 species of plants, is a great place where tourists can go on leisure walks, enjoy a book, and take a quick break from the hustle and bustle of exploring.
Created for the purpose of conserving the bio-diversity of Laos, Pha Tad Ke offers a lot of experiences to its visitors — aside from educational and informative tours, guests can also take part in a bamboo-making workshop, and try a free herbal-tea tasting activity in the garden’s cafe. The garden’s location is a perfect place to enjoy nature and it’s beauty — it’s set in a misty mountain, covered by the trees of a vast jungle, and laced with fascinating limestone cliffs. Those seeking for adventure can hike the nearby Pha Tad Ke Mountain, or join the short boat ride to Mekong River.
Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden is located at Nam Pho, Luang Prabang, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The garden is open from 8:30 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee is USD 25 for adults and USD 10 for kids.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang via Lao Airlines or Lao Skyways.
- From the airport, board a taxi to Luang Prabang’s centre.
- From the city centre, hire a tuk-tuk to bring you to their downtown reception in Ban Wat That.
- Board the boat to Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Allot half a day for your trip to Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
To make the most out of your trip to the botanical garden, visit as early as 8:30 in the morning. Schedule your trip between April and June.
- Orchid Talk
- Bamboo Workshop
- Boat Trip
Tourists can avail of meals and drinks — mostly authentic Lao dishes — from a cafe in the garden.
- Pha Tad Ke Mountain
- Mekong River
- Angsana Spa
- Wat Hua Xiang
Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel, Villa Ban Lakkham, The Apsara, Villa Santi Hotel, and The Belle Rive Boutique Hotel offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 60 to USD 250. These hotels are conveniently located in Luang Prabang’s city centre.