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Khone Phapheng

Practical information on Khone Phapheng

  • River
  • Waterfall
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1 hour from Champassak by boat
When to go
From November to May
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Khone Phapheng

Simon Hoffmann Seasoned Traveller
185 written opinions

Khone-Phapheng waterfalls are in the 4,000 Islands in the south of Laos. They are thought to be the biggest in Asia and their flow is the biggest in the world.

My suggestion:
If you want to swim there is a small accessible beach below the falls. Be careful, though, especially with children, the current is very strong and can be dangerous.
My review

Khone-Phapeng's waterfalls are really impressive. They are spread over 10 kilometres and can reach 20 metres high. The average flow rate, even if it doesn't mean much to you, is 11,000 m³ and in the rainy season can reach 49,000 m³. In essence, this results in incredibly powerful waterfalls which make you feel really small. The noise they make doesn't help and only reinforces the impression. You can understand the meaning of the expression "a force of nature"...

I saw these waterfalls during the dry season, when the flow was at its lowest and you can see the multitude of rocks which create all the waterfalls. During the rainy season the volume of water is much larger and everything is covered by a gigantic flow of water which seems unstoppable. Not to be missed during your trip to Laos!

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