Khon Pa Soi Falls
If you want to shy away from the crowded waterfalls of Tat Somphamit and Khon Phapheng Waterfalls-- make a turn and head over to Khon Pa Soi falls, a beautiful, off-the-beaten-path attraction in Don Khon/ Don Det.
Khon Pa Soi is Don Khon and Don Det’s hidden gem — you would be amazed at how isolated this place is and how perfect it is for a quick getaway from the party scene of Don Det. The trip to Khon Pa Soi is worth taking — get to the main waterfall by crossing the fun and adrenaline-pumping suspension bridge leading to Don Po Soi island, and taking direction leads just by listening to the waterfall’s roar. Although might want to reconsider taking a dip in the falls due to its strong current, you aren’t completely left with no options — take the smaller suspension bridge to see the French-built diversion walls for logging operations built near the river Mekong.
Khon Pa Soi Falls is located between Don Khon and Don Det, Si Phan Don, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The falls are open anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
There is no admission fee or paid parking required.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Pakse via Lao Airlines.
- From Pakse, board a bus or a minivan to Nakasang.
- From Nakasang, you can reach Don Khon via slow boat
- From Don Khon, you can walk all the way to Khon Po Soi Falls. Take note, though, that only relatively fit people can travel there by foot. You can also hire a motorcycle.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in the area is between 1 to 3 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
You can visit anytime. However, since the shade around the area is limited, best to visit during the early morning and late afternoon.
A nearby restaurant serves cold drinks for tourists. Visitors can bring their food and drinks since dining options around the area are very limited.
- Tat Somphamit
- Li Phi Falls
- Konphapheng Falls
More peaceful guesthouses like Seng Ahloune Guesthouse and Nongsak Guesthouse are available in Don Khon for USD 15-35 a night. Some of Don Det’s affordable accommodations with rates that range from LAK 30,000 to 80,000 (USD 3.60 – USD 9.60) include Long Island Guesthouse, Bungalow Peace and Love, Mr. B’s Guesthouse, River Garden Guesthouse, and Tawan Daeng Guesthouse.