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Khone Phapeng

The fierce waterfalls of Khone Phapeng -- also known as “Asia’s Niagara Falls” -- is one of the fascinating tourist destinations in the islands of Si Phan Don.

As you fix your eyes in the incredible sight of seemingly endless cascades, you can’t help but feel the incredible power of the falls evidenced by the loud roaring sound it creates. The falls are breathtaking but powerful — as tempting as it may be, this attraction located near Cambodia is not open for swimming. Nevertheless, you can spend your time here admiring the incredible work of nature, take endless photos, record videos of daring fishermen, or simply find shade and refreshments inside one of the restaurants located nearby.



Khone Phapeng is located at the Mekong River, Champasak Province, Laos.


Opening Days and Hours

Waterfall park is open daily from 8:00 to 17:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Tourists are required to pay an admission fee of LAK 55,000 (USD 6.70).


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 take the shuttle bus to Khone Phapeng.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this place is 1-3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

When visiting crowded attractions like this one, it’s best to visit in the early opening hours, preferably between 8:30 to 10:30. Best time to see the falls is in December, just after the rainy season.




Affordable yet quality dining places are located near Khone Phapheng. Choose from The View Restaurant, The Garden Restaurant, and Alunvanmai Restaurant.


Nearby Attractions

  • Mekong River
  • Tad Somphamit



Don Khon’s accommodations are more expensive at USD 15- USD a night. Two of the main guesthouses are Seng Ahloune Guesthouse and Nongsak Guesthouse.Long Island Guesthouse, Bungalow Peace and Love, Mr. B’s Guesthouse, River Garden Guesthouse, and Tawan Daeng Guesthouse are some of Don Det’s affordable accommodations with rates that range from LAK 30,000 to 80,000 (USD 3.60 – USD 9.60).

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